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Comprehensive care for adults, children and the elderly
General internal medicine practitioners are trained to provide comprehensive primary care services to adults in an outpatient setting as well as to hospitalized patients suffering from a broad range of ailments. Many of our practitioners are also board certified in pediatrics and some in geriatrics. We manage chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and developmental disorders, treat acute illness like respiratory infections and joint pain and provide preventive health care with the goal of preventing illnesses before they start.
Our aim is to develop long-term healing relationships with our patients and help them navigate their care within a complex medical system. Our healthcare team is composed of board certified physicians of internal medicine, geriatrics and pediatrics, as well as nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers, registered nurses, medical assistants and many skilled support staff. Within our rich academic environment, we dedicate ourselves each day to providing the highest quality care to our patients, the highest caliber education to our learners, and the highest impact research to drive clinical innovation. We are proud to be advocates for our patients and mentors for tomorrow’s physicians.
Our initiatives and recent highlights
For their hard work, dedication to patients and innovative work during the ongoing pandemic, several General Internal Medicine nurses were recently selected as “Outstanding Primary Care Nurses” by The Ohio State University College of Nursing during Nurses Week and Month 2021. The GIM honorees include Nikki Baughman, Alicia Irwin, Ashley Lawson, Matt Mickley, Kari Miller and Jonathan Neimetz.
Dr. Andrew Schamess and Dr. Jeanne Caligiuri recently talked with NBC news about how to travel safely during the pandemic. To see what they advise and watch the clip in it's entirety, click here: https://go.osu.edu/covid19-travel-nbc4.
The Division of General Internal Medicine’s pharmacist practice is receiving national recognition as a successful example of pharmacist integration in a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and/or accountable care organization (ACO). OSU’s GIM pharmacy practice is one of just 10 practices selected by the American Pharmacists Association for inclusion in “Successful Integration of Pharmacists in Accountable Care Organizations and Medical Home Models: Case Studies.” The report is designed as a resource for healthcare providers hoping to build similar practice models. The case study about OSU’s GIM pharmacist integration was developed by GIM Pharmacists Kelli Barnes and Stuart Beatty.
The Division of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Family and Community Medicine are leading the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program on behalf of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Find out how the CPC+ program will improve the quality of care and patient experience.
General Internal Medicine physicians and staff are developing and implementing a care model designed to support prevention of cardiovascular disease. Learn more about General Internal Medicine's role in this national heart health initiative.
The Division of General Internal Medicine has long been home to outstanding faculty who are driving innovations in medicine. Read about the recent accomplishments of our faculty.