January 26th, 2012
Gregory Q. Curtis, MD, resident of Etna, recently received board certification in Internal Medicine with focused practice in Hospital Medicine. Curtis, director of the Hospitalist Program at NLH, completed his recertification exam by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) in late 2011. Currently, only 300 physicians in the US hold this new board certification. This was only the second time the ABIM has offered the exam. Curtis, a physician at NLH for the past eight years, started the Hospitalist Program in 2004, which is a team of internal medicine physicians who manage all aspects of a patient's hospitalization, communicating with the patient's primary care physician. The goal of the program is to provide consistency of care for all inpatients. Curtis received his medical degree from Ross University, Portsmouth, Dominica and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine, as well as a fellowship in infectious diseases at Hahnemann School of Medicine/Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.