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Internal Medicine - General


General Medicine


Clinical Activities

The division provides clinical services designed to optimize care for a diverse array of general medicine and geriatric patient populations at the University and Veteran's Affairs Medical Centers. All division faculty participate in hospital-based services at the University Hospital, the Lexington Veteran Affairs Hospital and UK Good Samaritan Hospital. The Division's General Medicine clinical practice includes an active outpatient office practice, hospital services (general medical teams and consultation), women's health, and executive health programs.

Ambulatory Care Services

University Physicians - Internal Medicine Group

Program Description: All of the Division's university-based clinical teaching programs are fully integrated with the section's general medicine practice at the Kentucky Clinic.  Residents in the primary care, medicine/pediatrics, and categorical residency training programs follow their patients in the General Internal Medicine faculty primary care practice.  Students from third- and fourth-year clerkships in the College of Medicine, Colleges of Pharmacy and Nursing and other affiliated programs rotate in these teaching clinics.

Hospital-Based Services

General Medical Inpatient Services

Program Description: The Division faculty provides inpatient care for the Department's General Medical services at the University of Kentucky and VA Hospitals.  Hospital specialists staff teams in all our hospitals with Division clinical and academic faculty rotating on their teams regularly.  The Department's residents, interns, and intern rotators from the Departments of Medicine, Neurology, and Emergency Medicine are assigned to general medical inpatient teaching teams.  Students from the third-year Internal Medicine clerkship and acting interns from the fourth-year acting internship are also assigned.  Students and residents from the College of Pharmacy and PA students from the College of Allied Health also rotate on these teaching services.  

UK General Medicine Consultation Services

Program Description: This service provides twenty four hour General Internal Medicine consultation for non-internal medicine services and the Emergency Department at the UK Hospital, staffed by two senior residents each month.  UK HealthCare specialists consult the team or preoperative risk assessment, perioperative medical management, and non-surgical medical evaluation and management of their patients. 

Number of attending months: The Division provides 12 months of coverage on the general internal medicine consult services at UK.

Executive Health Program

This is a program through the Division of General Internal Medicine that provides yearly physical exams, health care assessments and disease risk factor determinations for companies.  These exams are tailored for each company and generally through a contractual agreement.  The exams are designed and scheduled to be completed in a single morning, thus minimizing the busy employee's time away from the office.  However, colonoscopies, and occasionally mammograms, have to be scheduled on a separate day, due to logistics, sedation for the colonoscopy, etc.  A detailed follow up letter is written to the employee describing the exam findings, test results and recommendations for health fitness.  The fee for the program ranges $300 - $500 per employee, depending on the amount of testing done.

For more information call 859-257-3313.

Faculty Involved: Jacqueline Gibson and Dale Toney

Associates in Women's Health Center

The Associates in Women's Health are primary care providers with special expertise in women's health issues, offering comprehensive primary care for women of all ages.  Specialties include:  general internal medicine, gynecologic exams, urinary incontinence, bone density screening, headaches, contraception, menopause management, preventive/wellness, counseling, osteoporosis prevention and treatment.

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