Neighborhood Health at Lebanon recently announced the addition of dentist Sabrina Marie Porcher-Fennell, D.D.S., and Dr. Deon Tolliver, MD, MSPH.
Mt. Juliet's Karie McLevain-Wells, MD, is among a new cohort of 12 physicians participating in leadership training this summer as part of the Tennessee Medical Association's (TMA) Physician Leadership Immersion Program.
As the countdown to complete retirement continues, I have another dagger-in-the-heart to report. My slowdown seemed to start with a cutback in the office with a loss of space in which to work. As new doctors came into our practice, my work area was gradually cut to make space for them. I used to have three exam rooms and two operators, which are really just rooms with overhead lights designed for minor surgical procedures. I guess I might have made the first move by cutting back my office hours. This was accompanied by the use of "my space" by the other providers.
Dr. Robert Steves is getting back-to-the-basics of treating patients. His direct primary care practice, The Town Doctor, in Lebanon, will open next Tuesday.
I remember first coming to Lebanon in 1974 and learning of the retirement of several doctors at the same time. One that stands out whom I never practiced with was Dr. Lowe. He seemed quite young to me at the time but had given up his work to play tennis and care for his property on Crowell Lane. I remember thinking that losing this asset seemed a real waste and subconsciously made the decision not to end my work prematurely.
A local doctor whose specialties include colon cancer is now battling the disease himself.
Representatives with Lebanon Digestive Disease Associates say Dr. Donald Cole has undergone a successful surgery for a previously undetected colon cancer.
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