The Department of Medicine (DOM) provides comprehensive, compassionate, high quality non-surgical healthcare to adult patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. We are staffed with board-certified physicians whose medical practices include a wide range of clinical, academic, research and military training activities. This dynamic and balanced combination assures our beneficiaries the most comprehensive, up-to-date care possible. Our priorities are:
- Improve access to care
- Support military readiness
- Meet productivity standards
- Improve patient satisfaction
- Enhance Graduate Medical Education
Department of Medicine Administrative Phone Number: 706-787-6462
The Department of Medicine provides clinical consultation for any physician, military or civilian, for any eligible beneficiary needing care in the following areas:
TYPES OF SERVICES OFFERED
The Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center (DDEAMC) provides primary, secondary and tertiary care services to DoD beneficiaries within the southeast area of the Southern Medical Regional Medical Command. Inpatient tertiary referrals are funneled to DDEAMC from throughout the southeast region, Puerto Rico and Panama. All Department of Medicine services provide medical services for adults and geriatric patients in their respective specialty areas.
Patients are cared for in both inpatient and outpatient settings. DDEAMC inpatients who are the responsibility of the DOM are admitted to the medical inpatient units. Consultations are performed for adult inpatients on the DDEAMC units by all DOM services. Outpatient subspecialty consultation and care is provided by all DOM services at DDEAMC.
DOM staffing is dictated by U.S. Army Medical Command manning standards and the annual Medical Distribution Conference. Physician staffing is determined by patient care, graduate medical education and military readiness requirements. There are 41 physician staff and 23 residents in training.
The Internal Medicine Residency Program provides three years of excellent training which prepares qualified internists to serve as primary care providers and consultants in general internal medicine. The training program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education, and at completion, graduates are fully prepared to sit for the American Board of Internal Medicine certifying examination.
Residents may elect a wide range of clinical and research activities, with rotations offered in every medicine subspecialty. In each of the past three years, DDEAMC residents have won research competitions at local, regional and national levels. The teaching staff maintains a keen interest in clinical research with a large number of staff serving as investigators for funded research projects. All graduates are certified in the full range of procedures required of a general internist and, upon graduation, assume challenging and rewarding positions as staff internists. Our graduates are very competitive for fellowship training.