Friday, August 5, 2011

Doctors for Adults

I am thrilled that with the addition of Todd Janicki, MD, MBA, on July 1, Grinnell Regional Internal Medicine now accepts referrals for advance adult care. The team of Todd Janicki, Christine Lindgren MD, PhD, and Ronald Collins, Jr., MD, is an excellent one. As I have written before, physician recruitment for a rural community hospital can be challenging. These physicians have years of experience in diagnosing and treating challenging cases. They're not straight out of residency. We specifically recruited for strong clinical backgrounds for these important positions.
We also recruited for those physicians who enjoy practicing in a smaller community with all it has to offer. Physicians who would prefer to be anonymous in their community would probably not fare well in a rural setting where everyone knows (or is related to) everyone else. And we believe that the quality of life in our area is exceptional. Not everyone, though, is drawn to a rural community but thrives in the bustle of urban or suburban life.
This team of physicians expands the spectrum of specialty care that we can provide right here at GRMC. This practice is really a hybrid with an emphasis on hospitalist activity. Each of these three physicians rotates their clinic hours and provides inpatient coverage. For some patients, the internist directs patient care during hospitalization. For outpatient care, patients need a referral from their primary care provider or surgeon and may also be referred to the clinic following hospitalization.
You and your physician can determine if you have a medical condition that would benefit from a consult with these specialists at Grinnell Regional Internal Medicine. It's great to have these physicians on our medical staff.

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