Common Questins About Tennessee Medicine and Pediatrics
What is a "Med-Peds" Physician?
Each of our physicians have completed a combined training program in both Internal Medicine (treatment for adults) and Pediatrics (treatment of children). This allows us to offer A Lifetime of Care for your whole family. Our services span newborns through geriatrics. Maternity and Surgical care are the primary exclusions to our offered services.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
Our Nurse practitioners are registered nurses who are prepared, through advanced education and clinical training, to provide a wide range of preventive and acute health care services to individuals of all ages. Nurse practitioners complete an extensive graduatelevel course of study that leads to a master’s degree.
What is our recommendation for Wellness Exams?
Routine maintenance on you automobile will usually lead to it lasting longer. The same can be said for routine wellness exams and the completion of preventative services. Here is useful link to one of many excellent resources regarding adult preventative services.
How do the physicians communicate with hospital physicians?
The physicians of TMP maintain close ties to STRH/SCMC/VUMC as well as other facilities. While our physicians currently admit only newborns, TMP works diligently to ensure care coordination with hospitalist physicians at these facilities in the pre and post hospitalization venues.
What is our Vaccination Policy?
The physicians, providers, and staff fully support vaccination for infants through adults. We recognize the delicate nature of discussions regarding them especially in our internet-driven environment. As such we have included several links that we feel are appropriate resources as you make your decisions regarding primary or booster vaccination.