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Dr. Christie A Green, MD
Specializes in Hospital Medicine, Adult Nephrology
1589 Sparta Road; Suite 303
Mcminnville, TN

Dr. Christie Green's specialties are hospital medicine (hospitalist) and adult nephrology. Dr. Green takes Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for her residency. Her professional affiliations include TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center, and Williamson Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1599 Sparta Road
Mcminnville, TN

Dr. Blal Zafar practices adult hospital medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Tennova Healthcare - Dyersburg Regional and Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Dr. Zafar studied medicine at Ibero-American University (UNIBE). He trained at a hospital affiliated with Meharry Medical College for residency. Dr. Zafar honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Hospital Medicine
1589 Sparta Road; Suite 100
Mcminnville, TN

Dr. Douglas Adkisson works as a cardiologist and hospitalist. Dr. Adkisson is professionally affiliated with Saint Thomas Health and Tennova Healthcare - Lebanon. He takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1559 Sparta Street
Mc Minnville, TN

Dr. Sheila Pertiller's specialty is adult hospital medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Dr. Pertiller graduated from Meharry Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Hospital Medicine
1559 Sparta Street; River Park Hospitalist, Attn Hospitalist Program
Mcminnville, TN

Dr. Rene Aguirre specializes in adult hospital medicine. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Aguirre attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include EmCare, Tennova Healthcare - Dyersburg Regional, and TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center.

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What is Hospital Medicine?

The specialty of hospital medicine emerged in the 1990s in response to a changing healthcare environment. Hospitals and insurance companies were trying to lower costs, and at the same time physicians were beginning to push back against the extremely long work hours they traditionally kept. Instead of paying every physician to be on-call all hours of the day for their patients at hospitals around the community, a service that was rarely used anyway, hospitals began to hire their own physicians and specialists to work exclusively at each building. These healthcare professionals treat patients on-site, providing care exclusively within their own hospital. Today, healthcare providers can specialize in hospital medicine, a specialty that focuses on the safety of patients as well as efficient management of hospital resources.

Hospital medicine is the name of the specialty, and it encompasses all providers, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Doctors who specialize in hospital medicine are sometimes called hospitalists. Hospitalists usually specialize in a specific medical field, for example OB/GYN, neurology, psychology, or pediatrics. An OB/GYN hospitalist, for example, offers women’s health care at a hospital. A pediatric hospitalist treats children at a hospital.

Hospital medicine offers many advantages not only for hospitals, but for patients and general physicians as well. It means there will always be a trained physician, awake and ready, at the hospital when needed. It increases teamwork and communication between the staff at a hospital if they work together daily and know each other well. It relieves pressure on other physicians who may have a demanding caseload in their office during the day or who work in rural areas far from the nearest hospital. As the use of complex medical technology increases, hospitalists become familiar with the systems in each building and can use it more effectively, increasing hospital safety and productivity.
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