Since the groundbreaking ceremony of Medical Park 2 in May, the building has undergone tremendous progress – see the aerial proof to the right! The 72,000 square foot, three-story medical office building will open along Jesse Jewell Parkway in July 2020.
Along with the NGPG Surgical Associates moving to Medical Park 2, and NGPG Pulmonology (a new specialty group), Medical Park 2 will include family medicine and internal medicine practices to greatly increase the number of primary care providers in Hall County. Both practices will also provide the community with the opportunity to interact with our resident physicians. Residents are licensed doctors who are continuing their medical training in a specific specialty, and patients will find several benefits of having residents involved in their care.
5 BENEFITS OF SEEING A RESIDENT PHYSICIAN
Your first encounter with a resident physician may be one of apprehension. After all, having multiple people in white coats surrounding you can be slightly intimidating. However, the next time your doctor asks you if a resident can observe, there are several benefits you’ll want to keep in mind.
- YOU GET EXTRA TIME WITH THE DOCTOR
Unlike staff physicians, resident physicians don’t have an established patient base, which means they don’t have the typical time constraints of many providers. Because of this, residents are able to spend more time with patients without the rush.
2. YOU’RE RECEIVING STATE-OF-THE-ART CARE
While in their residency, doctors are preparing to become board-certified, which requires them to stay informed with the latest health information, practices and treatments. Not only is this true for the residents themselves, but the attending physicians (teaching physicians) are also driven to stay up-to-date.
3. YOU GET AN EXTRA PAIR OF EYES
Oftentimes, because residents are working alongside attending physicians, you receive care from two doctors. This means all the health information, diagnosis or treatments you receive have been backed by two highly-qualified doctors.
4. YOU’RE GOING TO AN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER
In order to have a medical residency program, facilities must work diligently to meet and maintain certain qualifications. Attending physicians and resident physicians are all dedicated to continually advancing and growing their medical knowledge and expertise.
5. YOU PLAY A VITAL ROLE
By seeing a resident physician you’re playing a vital role in the education process. You are supporting the future of medicine in your area by seeing current doctors and empowering the physician leaders of tomorrow!
ABOUT NORTHEAST GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER
Since 1951, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has been on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. With hospitals located in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega, the four NGMC campuses have a total of more than 700 beds and more than 1,100 medical staff members representing more than 50 specialties. NGMC is part of Northeast Georgia Health System, a non-profit that cares for more than 1 million people across more than 18 counties. Learn more at www.nghs.com.