5 Benefits of Seeing a Resident Physician

December 10, 2019

Since the groundbreaking ceremony of Medical Park 2 in May, the building has undergone tremendous progress! The 72,000 square foot, three-story medical office building will open along Jesse Jewell Parkway in July 2020.

Along with the NGPG Surgical Associates moving to Medical Park 2, and NGPG Pulmonology (a new specialty group), Medical Park 2 will include family medicine and internal medicine practices to greatly increase the number of primary care providers in Hall County. Both practices will also provide the community with the opportunity to interact with our resident physicians. Residents are licensed doctors who are continuing their medical training in a specific specialty, and patients will find several benefits of having residents involved in their care.

5 Benefits of Seeing a Resident Physician

Your first encounter with a resident physician may be one of apprehension. After all, having multiple people in white coats surrounding you can be slightly intimidating. However, the next time your doctor asks you if a resident can observe, there are several benefits you’ll want to keep in mind.

  1. YOU GET EXTRA TIME WITH THE DOCTOR
    Unlike staff physicians, resident physicians don’t have an established patient base, which means they don’t have the typical time constraints of many providers. Because of this, residents are able to spend more time with patients without the rush.

  2. YOU’RE RECEIVING STATE-OF-THE-ART CARE
    While in their residency, doctors are preparing to become board-certified, which requires them to stay informed with the latest health information, practices and treatments. Not only is this true for the residents themselves, but the attending physicians (teaching physicians) are also driven to stay up-to-date.

  3. YOU GET AN EXTRA PAIR OF EYES
    Oftentimes, because residents are working alongside attending physicians, you receive care from two doctors. This means all the health information, diagnosis or treatments you receive have been backed by two highly-qualified doctors.

  4. YOU’RE GOING TO AN ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTER
    In order to have a medical residency program, facilities must work diligently to meet and maintain certain qualifications. Attending physicians and resident physicians are all dedicated to continually advancing and growing their medical knowledge and expertise.

  5. YOU PLAY A VITAL ROLE
    By seeing a resident physician you’re playing a vital role in the education process. You are supporting the future of medicine in your area by seeing current doctors and empowering the physician leaders of tomorrow!


About NGMC Graduate Medical Education

NGMC’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) program is designed to train residents to be leaders in the medical field as well as in the community. All NGMC residents will receive education beyond the six ACGME core competencies with a unique focus on the patient experience and methodologies of a High-Reliability Organization and Lean principles. Graduates of NGMC’s GME programs will be the next physician leaders who see challenges as opportunities and seek ways to improve their skills and further the field of medicine into the future!

Learn more about the partnership of NGPG and the NGMC GME program.