Veterans Affairs Internal Medicine

Quillen Vetern Affairs Medical Center

Division Statement | VAIM Faculty

Seven board certified general internists compose the staff of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Quillen Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Two of our physicians are double-boarded, one in infectious diseases and one in pulmonary medicine while another is triple-boarded in nephrology and geriatrics.

Two of the faculties are assigned to the general medicine outpatient clinics; five are full time attending physicians on the medical ward teams while the other coordinates the medical-surgical consultation service.

The scope of our activities in outpatient clinics:

• Direct care of patients assigned to their panel.

• Provide coordination of home care for confined patients.

• Coordinate admissions to the Hospitalist service and post hospital follow-up.

The Hospitalist service:

• Provide around the clock coverage for ward residents and patients.

• Conduct daily ward rounds, as well as teaching rounds.

• Procter procedures performed by resident staff.

• Assist house staff in meeting their research requirements for example case reports and presentations for local and national meetings.

• Provide didactic instruction as needed in Harrison's Club, noon conferences and internal medicine journal club.

• Provide medical services for the nursing home on weekends and nights.