Hospital Acquisitions of Practices Apparently Slowing in Memphis

Merged Gastro One remaining independent

Healthcare systems across the United States have been express-purchasing physician practices in great quantity during the last two or three years

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Hospital Acquisitions of Practices Apparently Slowing in Memphis

Merged Gastro One remaining independent

Healthcare systems across the United States have been express-purchasing physician practices in great quantity during the last two or three years.


 
Komen Memphis – Saving Lives in the Mid-South Since 1992
Komen Memphis – Saving Lives in the Mid-South Since 1992

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PEDIATRICS FOCUS

Baptist Awaits New Pediatric Wing | Baptist Memphis, Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, pediatric surgery, P.D. Perch, outpatient pediatric diagnostic services, Fawn Lewis, pediatric wing, pediatric emergency department, ECMO, Le Bonheur, Methodist, St. Jude, general pediatric services and pediatric subspecialty, Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown.
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System's first pediatric surgeon already on board

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HEALTHCARE EXCHANGE FOCUS

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PHYSICAN SPOTLIGHT: Kathryn Schwarzenberger, MD
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Two internal medicine specialists, a pediatric allergist/immunologist and a pediatrician, the outstanding physicians will be honored when graduates of the UTHSC College of Medicine gather in Memphis for the annual College of Medicine Alumni Weekend Aug ...

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Memphis Commercial Appeal

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It's vacation, not medicine. There's also no harm in letting them sleep in or hang out at the pool while you visit an art show or antiques store. Some families plan trips by letting each person pick one place for the group to visit, alternating adult ...

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