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Kingsport Family Medicine Residency 2011-2012 Greenbelt 9-mile Linear Park Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Program W elcome to ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport residency program! Thank you for your interest in our residency. We are excited about our practice and the role that it plays in the community. Not only do we strive for academic excellence, we also strive to provide compassionate care to those we serve here in the Appalachian region. We are dedicated to providing a dynamic and evolving educational process for you. The faculty will help to facilitate your transition from student to adult learner and then to Family Physician. We are here to assist you in this challenging and exciting transition. We believe that to provide you with the best in educational and professional opportunities, we must continue to reevaluate and adapt our curriculum to meet the educational needs of our residents and the community. Our faculty have been nominated and awarded outstanding faculty and teaching awards locally and nationally by medical students and residents alike. Our small faculty-to-resident ratio of 1:3 provides an intimate atmosphere for learning, professional development, and a collegial working environment. During your residency, you will experience all the joys and challenges that life has to offer. These will provide you with many personal and professional growth opportunities. We are both eager and honored to assist you along the path that brought you to Family Medicine in the first place. We hope that you will take the time to discover who we are and what we have to offer you. Beth A. Fox, M.D., MPH, FAAFP Program Director, Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Associate Professor, East Tennessee State University Ki ngsport email@example.com 1 Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Program We are a community-based residency nestled in the mountains develop the skills necessary to enhance your lifelong learning of Tennessee providing care to the people of Appalachia. In as a practicing physician. We enhance your procedural and 2010 East Tennessee State University and our Department medical training by employing novel educational sessions of Family Medicine were ranked in the top 20 in the U.S. for utilizing high fidelity clinical (human patient) simulation. Family Medicine Education by the U.S. News & World Report. This was the third year in a row that we have been ranked in Our clinic is located on the grounds of Holston Valley Medical the top 20. We believe this is a testament to the dedication and Center, which allows for easy access to the hospital. When vision of our Family Medicine Faculty to provide an excellent you are working on the inpatient medicine service, it is easy education and professional training. That dedication spans to attend the didactic lectures that occur daily at our clinic. both disciplines of medicine, as we are dually accredited with Whether it is a Cardiologist, Dermatologist, or one of our the American Board of Family Medicine and the American own Family Medicine attendings, you will be provided a wide Osteopathic Association. variety of topics over which to digest your food! You will be challenged to think and participate in the process. During From the beginning of your training, you will receive detailed residency you will have the opportunity for many different training in all aspects within the scope of Family Medicine. aspects of procedural training. For example, we regularly You will be exposed to a variety of challenging situations in perform colposcopies, nasolaryngoscopies, osteopathic both the inpatient and outpatient settings, under the guidance of manipulation, skin biopsies and minor skin surgeries. We experienced Family Physicians. also offer elective rotations in osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture, as well as excellent traditional medical disciplines, The Family Medicine Service (FMS) is your inpatient experience that occurs at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, a 505-bed community hospital with a newly renovated ED with more than 85,000 visits a year, patient admissions exceeding 18,000 per year, and over 1000 births per year. The hospital serves as the regional level 1 trauma center. In addition to the renovations in the ED, there are many other areas of the hospital being updated. During your time on the inpatient service, you will care for all age groups, from birth through end of life under the guidance of our experienced Family Medicine faculty. We continue to manage our patients admitted to or transferred to the ICU, as well as the PICU. The consultants are available and eager to teach our residents when needed. When you are on the FMS, you will be working with a team of three other residents, at least two of which will be upper-year residents who will be able to guide and teach you the nuances of Resident workstation inpatient medicine. We have a Night Float system through your three years of as our goal is to prepare you to care for the whole patient in a training. During the night float rotations you will be supported cost-effective, evidence-based manner. We have a long history by an upper-year resident in the hospital at all times as well of emphasis on osteopathic principles and practices. We also a faculty member who is always on call. You will function as recognize the importance of creating integration approaches part of the FMS team overseeing patients overnight along with to patients’ issues, incorporating their health care philosophy, caring for patients that come to the Emergency Department and preventive aspects, and behavioral components. require evaluation and admission during the night. We have many opportunities for longitudinal care outside of Our clinic is an excellent mix of medical mystery. From the our clinic as well. During your second and third years you will very young to the elderly, we see a broad range of patients participate in a longitudinal sports medicine education. Under with interesting pathology. The patients bring with them acute the guidance of the faculty, you will be the team physician for and chronic problems, interesting social issues, and variable a local high school, providing weekly sports clinic coverage health literacy, all of which impact the patient as a whole. You to enhance your musculoskeletal diagnostic skills, and cover will practice in an environment of support from the attending sporting events throughout the year. We also care for nursing physicians, nurses, and staff while in clinic and during each of home patients which, during your second and third year, you the curricular rotations. You will regularly have opportunities will have patients assigned to you for ongoing care under the to teach medical students from the Quillen College of Medicine guidance of our faculty. We also allow you the opportunity during their third year Family Medicine core rotation. We to see patients in their home setting. This allows an in-depth also have visiting students from other schools interested in look into a patient’s world and education beyond what you can learning from us and about us. During your residency we will attain only in a clinical setting. We provide care to the rural and Ki ngsport progressively move you forward toward independent practice. uninsured through community preventive screening programs, In addition to our core faculty, community preceptors participate rural health fairs, and remote area medical clinics. in the teaching of our residents to give a diverse teaching experience. You will be involved in Quality Assessment and The faculty and staff of ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport Improvement along with varied research and scholarly activities are eager to have you visit us in the Great Smoky Mountains that you will regularly share with your peers and colleagues. here in East Tennessee. See what we and the region have to You will be introduced to adult learning principles; evidence- offer during your Family Medicine training while serving the based medicine and information mastery; and assisted to wonderful people of our community. 2 Rotation Schedule PGY I Orientation ENT Night Float/ER Pediatrics Newborn 4 weeks 2 weeks 3-2 week 4 weeks Nursery Blocks 4 weeks General Orthopedics OB Family Goal Directed Surgery 4 weeks 8 weeks Medicine Learning/ 4 weeks Service Elective 12 weeks 4 weeks Family Medicine Center – one-two half-days per week Vacation – 15 days*; Educational Leave – 5 days PGY II Community Cardiology Dermatology Neurology Office Gyn Medicine 2 weeks 4 weeks 2 weeks 4 weeks 2 weeks Pediatrics Family Medicine Ambulatory ICU Night Float/ER Elective 4 weeks Service 4 weeks 4 weeks 3-2 week blocks 8 weeks 12 weeks Family Medicine Center – three half-days per week Sports Medicine/Nursing Home/Home Visit – one half-day per month Vacation – 15 days*; Educational Leave – 5 days PGY III Family Medicine Community/ Ambulatory Pediatrics Pallative Care/ Service Sports Medicine 8 weeks 4 weeks Pain Management 10 weeks 4 weeks 4 weeks Urology Ophthalmology Surgery Night Float/ER Electives 2 weeks 2 weeks 4 weeks 3 2-week blocks 8 weeks Family Medicine Center – four-five half-days per week Sports Medicine/Nursing Home/Home Visit – one half-day per month Ki ngsport Practice Exploratory Interviews – 5 days Vacation – 15 days*; Educational Leave – 5 days *Per ABFM and ACOFP policy 3 Personal Benefits and Salaries Stipends: (2011-2012)* Additional Benefits: • R-I $ 45,825.21 • AAFP and AOA membership dues are paid. • R-II $ 47,193.21 • R-III $ 48,882.65 • Residents are financially supported to • R-IV $ 50,751.03 attend at least one TAFP meeting during * Tennessee does not have a their residency, and osteopathic residents in state income tax. the AOA Residency program are partially supported to attend one AOA conference. Insurance Package: • Residents receive approximately $500/year • Health: Single or Family coverage. educational fund. Premiums shared by the university and the resident. • Residents are provided two monogrammed • Life: Basic life of $50,000 available for lab coats. the resident only. • ACLS, PALS, NRP and S.T.A.B.L.E. are • Disability: Monthly benefits of $1,000 provided to all incoming R-1 residents after 90 days of disability for resident during pre-orientation. ATLS is available at only. a reduced cost. ACLS & PALS renewals are • Malpractice: Coverage provided at provided once during residency if needed. no cost to residents for educational activities. • On-call meals. Leave: • Credit Union membership is available. • 15 days of annual leave per year • Moonlighting permitted for R-II and R-III • 12 sick days per year, accrued monthly residents, who are U.S. graduates, within • *5 days of educational leave per year departmental and ACGME guidelines. • 5 days of administrative leave in total • Free parking. All leave must comply with ABFM Policy – absence from the program for vacation, • Sick Leave Bank. illness, personal business, leave, etc., must not exceed 21 days per academic year. Osteopathic residents in dually accredited programs will be expected to abide by the policies of both bodies, ABFM and ACOFP. (*Not included in the 21-day limit.) Ki ngsport 4 OMT Workshop Affiliate Hospital Wellmont•Holston Valley Medical Center Wellmont-Holston Valley: ETSU Trauma Centers providing services Program Stability: Stability is Family Physicians of Kingsport is for the over 85,000 emergency especially important when assessing conveniently located adjacent to patients treated annually. The Women residency programs. Programs with Wellmont•HVMC, our affiliated and Children’s Division has 23 excellent reputations for education institution. Created in 1996 the private birthing rooms with 1450 can suddenly close due to financial Wellmont Health System is the deliveries annually. The obstetrical or political forces that are quite integration of two not-for-profit surgical suites provide patients difficult to assess in an interview. tertiary care medical centers and is the and physicians with the very best The ETSU Family Physicians of largest provider of health care within facilities and technology for bringing Kingsport Residency Program has its 15-county Northeast Tennessee, new babies into the world. A 15-bed been in existence for more than 20 Eastern Kentucky, and Southwest Level III neonatal intensive care years and receives funding from five Virginia service area. Project Platinum, unit with the most state-of-the- stable sources including the James a $113 million renovation of the art equipment available is located H. Quillen College of Medicine, facility completed in 2010, features just one floor below the OB/GYN Wellmont•HVMC, the state of the latest health care design and unit. A new building project was Tennessee, federal grants, and our innovations, including a new intensive begun in 2006 to create a dedicated own busy practice. This diversification care unit, new operating suites, women and children's center as part gives us exceptional stability and expanded emergency and radiology of the hospital campus. There are security. The Department of Family departments, additional parking areas 450 attending physicians on staff, Medicine is a strong presence in the and a new grand entrance drive and over 90 percent of who are board medical school and receives good bridge to provide improved hospital certified in their respective fields. cooperation from other departments access. Wellmont•HVMC has 505 The staff represents virtually every for our educational efforts. beds and has attracted physicians from subspecialty. An active Department every region of the nation by offering of Family Medicine exists for family All of our partner positions have been opportunities that are the equivalent to physicians.Wellmont•HVMC hospital filled in recent years, a trend we expect those of a university setting. In essence, has been recognized as one of the to continue. Our faculty is enthusiastic Ki ngsport the quality of medicine is “big city” but top 100 hospitals in the U.S. twice in and committed to preparing our partners the quality of life is that of a smaller recent years. It has been a national for private practice. Our clinic operates community without the headaches affiliate of the Planetree Organization, with electronic health records. Although found in large metropolitan areas. an innovative and patient-centered we have a rural “bent,” we believe that approach to medicine. Our practice education in a community-based tertiary Wellmont•HVMC hospital is one of plays a key role in its implementation care center without competing residencies Tennessee’s six designated Level I in our hospital. is the ideal preparation for a wide spectrum of practice styles and locations. 5 First Year Junior Partners Travis Groth, D.O. I grew up in the small, quaint town of Maryville, TN, located about 20 minutes from Knoxville. My love for the mountains, rivers, and seasons has kept me in east Tennessee for all of my education. I attended undergraduate at Maryville College followed by Medical School at the brand-new Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. The initial terrifying reality of being the first students to walk the halls of DCOM soon developed into an exciting opportunity to “pave the way” for my future colleagues. My wife, Jennifer, and I are excited about beginning this next phase of our lives at Kingsport with faculty, staff, and residents that have welcomed us with open arms. We plan on enjoying the mountains, rivers, and lakes with our two dogs (Izzy and Leo) in our spare time. After residency, I hope to establish a family practice that involves utilization of my hands-on osteopathic skills while staying close to family and friends in East Tennessee. Stephanie Kang, D.O. I am happy to be training with Kingsport Family Medicine program. After rotating with this program as a medical student, I was certain that I wanted to be a resident here. I am excited to see patients of all ages, from newborn to the geriatric population. I am especially interested in dermatologic diseases, as well as pediatrics. I was born and raised in Southern California and completed my undergraduate education in New York City, and moved to Tennessee for medical school. My fiancé is also a resident in Orthopedic Surgery. We recently bought a home in Kingsport and we are excited to take advantage of the numerous outdoor activities that this area offers. In my spare time, I enjoy running, playing tennis, and swimming. I also love to travel and learn new languages. Lately, I have been occupied with my sweet (and spoiled) Golden Retriever puppy, Harry, who is almost 5 months old. After residency, I plan on returning to Southern California. Brandon Lancaster, M.D. When I began my search for residency programs, I knew that I wanted to find a location that would provide me with an education that will prepare me to become a primary care physician in a rural area, but just as important I wanted to find a place where I felt like I fit in. From the moment that my interview began I could tell that ETSU-Kingsport was different. The relationship between residents and the faculty was special and it felt like a family. This made the decision for my wife, Stephanie, and I to move to Tennessee easy because we knew that there was plenty of support waiting for us here. Steph and I both enjoy outdoor activities, sports, and our two dogs Charles Barkley and Izzy. Joshua Pedigo, M.D. My adventure of becoming a physician started while working as an EMT in college. With a bachelor’s in Business from Dallas Baptist University, I set my destination to Johnson City, Tennessee, for pre-medical studies. There I convinced a Tennessee beauty, Bethany, to become my wife and we were off to Saba University School of Medicine. My future objectives are divided into two hemispheres: working with small communities and international medical missions. I have a strong interest in patient education and emergency medicine. ETSU at Kingsport Family Medicine offers wide pathology with a broad diversity of patients. The faculty here brings a strong heritage of teaching and mentoring which I am eager to receive. Bethany and I love the Tri-Cities and were eager to return to the area. I enjoy outdoor recreation, a good steak dinner and most of all spending time with my wife and three kids: Madelyn, Casey and Audrey. Ki ngsport 6 Trip to Kansas City Sonia Millan Pinzon, M.D. I’m originally from Boston, a train-riding-pavement-stomping-crowd-jockeying urbanite. After graduating from college in North Carolina, I found my first calling by way of the New & Gauley Rivers in West Virginia. For eight years, I was a tent-dwelling, nomadic raft guide. Life brought me to Tennessee, where I attended Quillen COM and participated in the Rural Track Program, a fantastic educational experience in rural primary care. After a year of general surgery residency, I’m so very excited to come back to my “educational roots” and the career versatility of family medicine. I just knew that Kingsport Family Medicine was the place for me. I feel strongly that the faculty shares my philosophies about the practice of medicine, supports my interest in rural/ international medicine, and will advance my overall personal and professional development. I’m an avid outdoorswoman. I enjoy kayaking, hiking, cycling, mountain biking, snowboarding, surfing, and gardening. At Kingsport Family Medicine, I know I will be supported in my professional goals as well as encouraged to keep doing the things that make me “a happy me.” Rodolphe Taby, M.D. Medicine has always been for me a door through which I can reach out to the whole of the community on a macro-social scale, and to each and every one of my brothers and sisters in need on an individual basis. By the time I graduated from medical school in Beirut, Lebanon, I was aching to find a place where the true calling of Medicine is practiced, as an art, science, and most importantly, an expression of compassion and care. I needed to find a place for residency that would allow me to learn and practice the entire dimension of medical care right where it is supposed to be: at the heart of the community. After a small stop in Houston, Texas, where I got immerged in deep clinical and translational medical research, I found what I have always been looking for at the ETSU Family Medicine program of Kingsport. In the heart of the Appalachians, I knew I was going to be happy and fulfilled. Being close to nature with all the fun and exciting activities it offers, in a warm loving Church-centered community, is fundamental to me. The East Tennessee area has an amazing charm. The program at ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport is simply the best place I could hope for to achieve intellectual, professional, and personal growth. Ki ngsport R-1 Orientation 7 Second Year Junior Partners Paige Gilbert-Green, D.O. I am a 2010 graduate of the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. Originally from the small town of Whitewood, Virginia, I have always dreamed of going to medical school and completing residency training in the Southwest Virginia/Northeast Tennessee area. During my education, I fell in love with the diversity and intimacy of Family Medicine, and I look forward to practicing medicine in a community similar to my home, and forging the personal relationships Family Medicine encourages. In my free time, I like to run, read, and spend time with my family, my husband and our two Cocker Spaniels. In 2009 I married my medical school love, Brandon, who will also be completing a residency in Kingsport. We are very excited to move to the area, and to start our family here. After residency, we hope to remain in the Southwest Virginia/ Northeast Tennessee area. Ardel W. Gorospe, M.D. Life has taken me many places. Most of my life I have lived in Africa, but I lived in California and Tennessee during college. In 2010 I graduated from medical school at Loma Linda University in California. Through it all, I could never forget the memories of the underserved in the many countries I lived in. This, in a nutshell, led me to choose a career in Family Medicine. My goal is to serve as many people as possible, both here and abroad. In the meantime, I like to play sports, mountain bike, backpack, and rock climb in order to stay sane. My wife Jenny and I enjoyed living in Tennessee while we were in college. After much deliberation, we finally decided that Kingsport was the place for us. Thus, we were exhilarated to discover that we were coming to Kingsport for residency. I look forward with great anticipation to the next three years of my life. I hope that my residency will be marked, not only by a deeper understanding of medicine, but also by knowing that my life at Kingsport brought healing to those I served. Thank you. Erin Koscinski, D.O. I was born and raised in a small town in the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania. I completed my B.S. degree in Wilkes-Barre at King’s College, a small liberal arts school with a diversity of people and a fantastic support system. I was looking for the same type of atmosphere when choosing a residency program, and I immediately felt the warmth and support at Kingsport the minute I stepped into the clinic for my interview. Incredibly, Kingsport is a rural program with a community hospital feel, but the resources of a BIG university hospital. I completed my osteopathic degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and I plan to integrate osteopathy into my practice along with herbal and holistic medicine. Family medicine was an easy choice because I can do all the things I love and really get to know my patients. I especially love the diversity of patients I get to see each day and the diversity of health issues they present. I am excited to be in the Appalachian Mountains. I love to be outdoors, and I enjoy everything from gardening, biking, swimming, snow shoeing, to just playing with my dog Noel. I am a foodie at heart and enjoy trying new restaurants and recipes. I love to travel, and I like all types of music! Swati Pullamaraju, M.D. It has always been my dream to come to the United States for residency, and my interests have always been strongly rooted in Family Medicine. While pursuing my dream, I met and married my wonderful husband Kishore who brought me to this beautiful area of Northeast Tennessee. The captivating natural beauty mesmerized me and I fell in love with the area instantly. After observing the training programs here, I felt I had come to the right place at the right time. I am so lucky to be a family member of ETSU Family Physicians at Kingsport. I am an avid fan of cricket, the sport that has become another religion in India. I also enjoy watching movies, listening to music and reading novels, especially those of Nicholas Sparks and Sidney Sheldon. Arthur Toups, M.D. Ki ngsport I’m a person who enjoys learning how things work. To her horror, my mother found this out when at 8 years, I dismantled the back end of her new car trying to find out how the lights worked. I have let life take me as it may along the road and it has led me on many adventures and given me a treasure chest of memories. I’ve had the pleasure of serving in the U.S. Navy as well as the U.S. Marine Corps. All of my life experiences have led me to the career of medicine, Family Medicine in particular because I can establish a connection with my patients. I chose Kingsport because Dr. Fox and Dr. Blackwelder share my values, and Kingsport has the kind of environment in which I can flourish and grow as a family physician. A couple of my hobbies are fishing and frogging, and I enjoy history. I look forward to exploring the landmarks and historical aspects of one of the 8 ‘ghost states’, The Lost State of Franklin. Fatemeh Yamani, M.D. I was born in a cultured, nurturing family in a small town in Iran. When I was very young, I lost one of my brothers who died of leukemia and my father suffered a fatal heart attack. These losses had a deep impact on me and shaped my life. With the goal of helping others, I entered medical school at Tehran University, the most prestigious medical school in Iran. Upon graduation I started work as a primary care doctor in different, mostly underserved, parts of Iran, which was a really joyful experience. Later, my husband and I decided to come to the United States and live here to give our children the opportunity for a better life. When I interviewed at Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Program I knew this program would train me to become the caring and skillful family physician I have always dreamed of being. And now I am thrilled as a member of this family to work with the friendly residents, “my new friends”, and outstanding supportive faculty, and to participate in whole person care as it is emphasized in our program. In addition, Northeast Tennessee will give my children the same joyful feelings I remember from my own childhood. I want them to grow up in a beautiful area surrounded by caring and loving people. Third Year Junior Partners Emmanuel Adedokun, M.D. My desire to practice medicine stems from the rural area where I come from. I realized at a young age how important accessible health care is to rural communities. As I grew up I also became convinced of the necessity for educating families about basic preventive medicine, so Family Medicine was a natural choice for me. I was excited to be invited for an interview at Kingsport, and I was very impressed with the faculty because they refer to residents as ‘junior partners’ and they are so available to the residents for all questions. The Tri-State Area has a lot to offer for outdoor activities so my family and I are looking forward to filling any spare time with fishing, hiking, and hunting. Peggy Sue Cavitt, M.D. Being a Navy brat, my childhood was shaped by multi-cultural experiences and travel. I also became an avid reader of science fiction and historical accounts of bacteriologists, virologists, and early doctors. My pleasure in studying people and science sparked my fascination with medicine. I chose Shorter College in Rome, Georgia, where I enjoyed small interactive premed classes balanced with exposure to great music and theater. I studied people of the present with biology and psychology while studying human interactions of the past through history and Renaissance reenacting. I then went on to the Medical College of Georgia where I discovered my love of the challenges of primary care. The well-balanced behavioral and physiologic medicine teaching as well as the supportive atmosphere drew me here to Kingsport Family Medicine. Along the way, I have been blessed with the loving support of my husband, Andrew, and our perpetually energetic dog, Ginger. Aleks Grzeszczak, M.D. I was born in Poland and immigrated to the United States with my parents and younger sister at 6 years of age. I moved around the Eastern U.S. and ended up going to undergraduate school in Nashville at Belmont University. While in college I had a deep interest in biology and the living things around me which led me to pursue a career in medicine. I decided to travel back to my mother-land and attended medical school in Poland. I absolutely loved living in Europe; it was a great change in lifestyle, perspective and culture. After graduating I was thrilled to enter the Family Medicine Residency Program in Kingsport. I’m so happy to be living in the beautiful mountains of Tennessee where my fiancé and I can pursue our hobbies of hiking, gardening, yoga, cooking and spending time in nature with our dog Dover. I feel very blessed to be following the Ki ngsport path of my dreams in becoming a Family Physician as well as being surrounded by compassionate and supportive faculty and residents. Pooja Lidhoo, M.D. I grew up in a joint family in a small town in India. The decision to attend medical school was an easy one for me as I always wanted to be a doctor. My interest in Family Medicine developed when I started going to clinics. My volunteer activities in rural India confirmed my belief that I wanted to become a family physician. After graduating from medical school, I had the opportunity to work in different medical settings before moving to the United States with my husband. Now, I have fallen in love with the beautiful surroundings and the amazing people in Tennessee. When 9 I interviewed at the ETSU Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Program, I instinctively knew that this was the place where I wanted to do my residency and I am very happy that I was selected. I am blessed to have a loving family that always supports and encourages me. In my free time, I play tennis, do a little creative writing and love going on nature walks with my family. Pavan Mamilla, M.D. Through personal family tragedy in my last year of medical school, I learned the importance of education and prevention as a part of a health care system. Researching the various health care systems in the world, I found the American system to lay a heavy emphasis on primary care and evidenced-based medicine for keeping abreast of current diagnosis and treatments. This perked my interest to study in the U.S. after I completed a master’s degree in Biology at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. It also inspired me to choose a residency in Family Medicine where I can treat every patient regardless of age, gender and disease, thus fulfilling my passion to be a well-rounded, complete physician. I am particularly interested in joining a teaching hospital and sharing my knowledge after residency. I enjoy listening to music and watching movies in my free time. Kelly Truesdale, D.O. A major influence in my desire to pursue medicine can be attributed to my upbringing. Both of my parents and grandparents are physicians. My parents placed a great deal of importance on health care during my youth. Such exposure at a young age to medicine’s healing power helped spur within me the desire to make health care my life’s devotion. As a teenager my father taught me how to suture, which has complimented my inclination toward surgery and procedures. After completing my undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina, I was accepted to the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia School of Osteopathic Medicine, where I was blessed to be a member of the school’s inaugural class. Between my third and fourth years of medical school, I married my lovely husband Brad. We moved to the Kingsport area after I was accepted to the Kingsport family medicine residency program affiliated with ETSU. I have learned a great deal as a resident in this program and love how the faculty and residents use evidence-based medicine to treat our patients with the utmost care and compassion. My husband and I love the mountains, and I plan to practice in the mountains after I complete my residency program! My hobbies include arts and crafts, yoga, pilates, traveling around the United States and Europe with my husband and family, and spending time with my three dogs, Sadie, Dolly, and Winnie. My special interests in medicine include dermatology, anti-aging medicine, preventative medicine, alternative medicine, and cosmetic and laser procedures. I would like to tailor my practice in such a way that I am able to treat every aspect of the patient and make my patients feel good about themselves inside and out. Rural Fellow Remi Switalski, M.D. I wanted to become a doctor for as long as I can remember and while learning more about the medical field, I decided that Family Medicine offers the most fulfilling experience for which any physician can hope. After medical school in Poland and a research fellowship in New York, I look forward to a broad, hands-on clinical experience to train at the Kingsport Residency. The resident partners in Kingsport are impressive with their knowledge and confidence, and interact with faculty not only as their instructors but also as their colleagues. My wife Magda and I enjoy the warmth and hospitality of Kingsport and the full range of training possibilities. We also enjoy hiking, cooking and gardening, and East Tennessee is a prime location for all three. Ki ngsport 10 Faculty and Teaching Staff Beth Anne Fox, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, Associate Professor and Program Director I am a native of East Tennessee and received my undergraduate degree in Nursing, a certificate in Nurse Anesthesia, and a master’s degree in Public Health before leaving nursing and returning to medical school at Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. I returned to follow my desire to make a difference in the lives of the people of Appalachia and ‘grow old with my patients.’ After receiving my medical degree, I completed my postgraduate education in Family Medicine at the Johnson City Family Medicine Residency Program. I worked in private practice for a few years before returning to join the academic faculty at ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport. I seek to find additional methods to help my patients than just the ones I learned through my allopathic training. Patients are more than their medical issues and each has a story to tell. These stories help me to acknowledge and incorporate all aspects of their lives to provide health recommendations. My interests are Clinical (Human Patient) Simulation, Women’s Health, and Rural Health. My husband, Earl Aneas, and I enjoy spending time with our two dogs and with family and friends. We enjoy outdoor activities like biking and traveling and love exploring craft fairs and antique stores. Please feel free to contact me at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Douglas Rose, M.D., Associate Professor and Medical Director I was born and raised in central Pennsylvania (Hollidaysburg to be specific) and attended medical school in Philadelphia. I graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1995. Residency took me to New Hampshire, my first year of training in Concord and my second and third year in Lebanon at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. I completed my training in 1998 and stayed at Dartmouth as faculty for the residency for the next four years. In early 2002 my wife, children and I moved to Kingsport to be a part of the residency program here and to enjoy the wonderful northeast Tennessee area. I have been medical director since 2003. I have an interest in women’s health and obstetrics, and am interested in integrating technology with the delivery of health care and best evidence supported practices. I am a huge fan of science fiction in all of its forms. My e-mail address is <email@example.com> and I welcome your inquiries to our program. Reid B. Blackwelder, M.D., Professor I am originally from Atlanta, Ga., but northeast Tennessee has been home for almost 20 years now. I graduated from Haverford College in Pennsylvania and received my medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, cum laude. After completing my residency and a teaching fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia, I became “a simple country doctor” in Trenton, Ga., a town of 1400. This experience opened my eyes as to how much fun practicing medicine can be, as well as revealed how bizarrely our medical education system is structured. I decided to return to an academic setting to try to change what I could from within the system. I use my practice experiences to fill in gaps left by my traditional allopathic training, and to point them out to students and residents to help prepare them for the difference between training and the actual practice of medicine. I am always looking to integrate different healing systems when caring for my patients, and routinely prescribe botanical and allopathic medications, discuss exercise and nutritional issues, explore a person’s emotional and spiritual support systems, and refer to other healers, such as local practitioners of Chinese medicine and Native American healers. Moreover, I have greatly enjoyed learning osteopathic techniques here in Kingsport. My wife, Alex, is a nurse, a massage therapist and a yoga instructor. We enjoy making opportunities for our junior partners to experience different healing techniques personally while at the same time ensuring they are outstanding allopathic physicians. Alex and I have created a sanctuary at our home, a Certified National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat, and value relaxing there with our garden paths, Ki ngsport koi pond, wildflowers, herbs and our three dogs and two cats. But we also enjoy having gatherings for everyone to get to know each other. My hobbies include jewelry-making, pen-making, bead collecting, non-medical reading, and going to 18th century period rendezvous. I may be contacted at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. 11 Peter Bockhorst, D.O., Assistant Professor and Associate Medical Director Born in Baltimore, Maryland, and raised everywhere else, I have tried to live as many lives as possible. Having tried my hand at several trades including culinary and photographic arts, none have suited me as does medicine. The opportunity to meld the arts and sciences is too enticing. Having finished a brilliant three years in the National Health Service Corps in a rural family medicine setting, teaching is my next move in finding the consummate balance in life. Please contact me about our program at <email@example.com>. Mark Brummel, D.O., Assistant Professor and Clerkships Director I grew up on a farm in northern Illinois, just outside of the suburban sprawl of Chicago. I attended college locally at Northern Illinois University, and medical school at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. While I did enjoy my time moving to progressively more urban environments, I next ventured to the Amish country in Lancaster Pennsylvania for residency training. While the training was excellent, I wanted to further develop areas within family medicine I found most interesting, and decided to stay an additional year to complete a faculty development fellowship. During this year I dedicated the majority of my time and efforts to sports medicine, inpatient medicine, and osteopathic manipulation. The next step in my journey began with my wife looking for a school to attend, and ended with finding what I consider the perfect job opportunity for me. I promise I am not overtly selfish … but together we decided to accept the opportunity to enjoy the outdoor activities, beautiful weather, and wonderful people northeast Tennessee offers. Please feel free to contact me to discuss sports, outdoor activities, food, recycling, or even something you may be interested in <firstname.lastname@example.org> Brian Cross, PharmD., BCPS, CDE, Assistant Professor I received my bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University College of Pharmacy in 1991 and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee in 2000. I completed a residency in hospital pharmacy practice from the New England Medical Center in Boston in 1992 and an Advanced Practice Residency in Primary Care from the Regional Medical Center, Memphis in 2001. I am recognized by the National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). Currently, I am a pharmacotherapy specialist with ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport and serve as an associate professor in the departments of Pharmacy Practice & Family Medicine at ETSU. My varied clinical experiences include direct patient care in disease management clinics both in the Indian Health Service and the Department of Veterans Affairs where I was the coordinator of cardiovascular risk reduction services. In addition, I was the director of pharmacotherapy services at the University of Tennessee St. Francis Family Practice Center, managing a referral-based medication assessment & management clinic for multiple chronic disease states. My major research interests include cardiovascular risk assessment and reduction, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, anticoagulation, and medical educational development and assessment. I can be contacted at <email@example.com> Joann D’Aprile-Lubrano, D.O., Associate Professor and Osteopathic DME/PD I grew up on Long Island New York where I graduated with a B.S. in nursing in 1980 and an M.S. degree and Clinical Nurse Practitioner certificate in 1986 from S.U.N.Y. at Stony Brook. In 1987 I moved to a small town in central Florida with my family, however soon after I found myself a divorced, single mom to my three small children. Eventually, I remarried and decided to embark on yet another new path pursuing a medical degree. I obtained my D.O. degree in 1997 from Nova-Southeastern University, followed by my internship and residency in Family Medicine at ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport. My desire to have continued involvement in education, along with a few fun-filled experiences during my three years here as a resident, convinced me to stay on as a faculty member. Since that time I have experienced relationship morphing and ultimately married a former HS classmate, who turned out to be that soul mate I never dated in Ki ngsport HS! I enjoy spending time with my family, the wonderful outdoors, shopping, and gardening. Weed pulling is very therapeutic I have come to learn. My interests include complementary medicine, energetic and spiritual healing systems, and traditional osteopathy. My e-mail address is <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>. 12 Erin Harris, M.D., Assistant Professor I have happily returned to the Kingsport program after three years of practice in a town of 1500 in Virginia. I am a graduate of the Quillen College of Medicine and completed an Accelerated Residency in Family Medicine at Kingsport and Holston Valley in 2006. I had long been drawn to the diversity, complexity, and continuity of Family Medicine and am proud to have pursued this field after medical school. As I am from southwest Virginia I consider northeast Tennessee an extension of “home” and am also proud to call this area and its people my own. My professional interests include medical student education, adolescent and pediatric medicine, and the health of women across the lifespan. Outside of medicine, I most enjoy spending time with my husband and two lovely daughters. We love to travel, enjoy music, and play in the beautiful outdoors that surrounds us in the Tri-Cities! Please email me at: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Constance T. Hixson, M.D., Assistant Professor People from many countries visited and stayed in my childhood home in New Jersey due to the interests of my parents. After graduation from Duke University with an undergraduate degree in Biology/Anthropology, I taught high school for two years in Kumasi, Ghana. I traveled in West and East Africa, and then worked for two years as a lab technician at Muhimbili Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Seeking education in medicine, I returned to the U.S. and graduated in 1979 with honors in Family Medicine from the University of Utah College of Medicine. I married during medical school and my husband and I did our residencies at Duke. We then worked in private practice for six years in Logan, Utah, and have since lived in Kentucky and Tennessee. Since 1992, I have taught at ETSU’s Family Physicians of Kingsport. I love working with people, seeing patients, residents, and faculty members’ lives develop and grow. The work provides me with personal challenges as well. I am active in our church, school and community affairs and in the lives of our four children. I have been an especially strong advocate of tobacco control for the past decade. <email@example.com> Glenda Stockwell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychologist With an undergraduate background in theater and speech pathology, I pursued a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. Following internship, my career path included teaching psychology at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and chairing the Department of Theology, Psychology and Philosophy there. I then had a private practice for nine years. I left private practice to design and implement a program for behavioral medicine training at the Union Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program in Terre Haute, Indiana. That circuitous route brought me to Kingsport. Although there were many things that appealed to me about coming to the program here, one of the most compelling reasons I wanted to join this faculty was the emphasis on communication skills and on teaching residents to attend to their personal well-being. With our intensive work in peer groups focused on self-reflection and on dealing with life events that happen during residency, we help residents prepare for the challenges they face personally and professionally. It’s a privilege to work in an environment that values and supports emotional and physical health. I enjoy reading, writing, herb gardening, and anthropomorphizing my Labradoodles—Jake and Henry, and I love living here in the gentle mountains of northeast Tennessee, just two hours away from my daughter Kelsea and granddaughter, Azra. Please contact me at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Ki ngsport 13 Fun Times at Family Medicine Casting Workshop Costume Day Front Office Staff OMT Workshop Friends of a Sort Ki ngsport Spring Frolics 14 Why I Like Being a Kingsport Resident “ Our program is very intern- friendly and family-friendly.” “ verage senior call (PGY-II & A PGY-III) two per month.” “ verage intern call every fourth A or fifth night and interns go home Movie Theme Party at midnight on night float.” “ xcellent attendings and good E teaching opportunities.” “ Great opportunities for cross- training with other allopathic and osteopathic residents.” Annual Retreat “ esidents are always considered R junior partners.” “ A lot of flexibility with program and rotations.” “ he people that I have met in this T program have become family. Ki ngsport It will be hard not to see them anymore.” —Jeremy Parsons, M.D., 2008 Graduate Trick or Treat 15 Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Program Kingsport Family Medicine Center East Tennessee State University ETSU Family Physicians of Kingsport 201 Cassel Drive Kingsport, Tennessee 37660 (423) 245-9626 phone (423) 245-9634 fax email@example.com Amy Murphy http://www.etsu.edu/com/familymed Residency Program Coordinator Ki ngsport East Tennessee State University is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution and is fully in accord with the belief that educational and employment opportunities should be available to all eligible persons without regard to age, gender, color, race, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. ETSU is a Tobacco-Free Campus, where all use of tobacco is restricted to private vehicles. Designed by ETSU Printing and Publications. TBR 260-030-11 .375M 16 Kingsport Residency Program Graduates Spotlight Ashley Austin is a 2011 Graduate of the Kingsport Family Medicine Program. She grew up in eastern Tennessee, obtained her undergraduate education at ETSU and attended Medical School at Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, VA. She chose to come back to eastern Tennessee for residency because she missed family, of course, but also the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee and the abundance of entertainment all tucked into a warm community atmosphere. Also, she felt at home when working with the faculty and staff at the Kingsport Family Medicine Program. Upon completing Residency, she will be staying in the area. She will be working with Mountain States Medical Management Primary Care in Johnson City, TN. She will be working part time and looks forward to spending her free time with her husband and daughter. She also plans to come back to the program as a community preceptor sometime in the future.
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