Life Care Center Of Collegedale Adds On-Site Doctor

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Dr. Michael Crowe
Dr. Michael Crowe

Life Care Physician Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Life Care Centers of America, has placed Dr. Michael Crowe, D.O., as an on-site physician at Life Care Center of Collegedale.

Dr. Crowe is the first doctor hired as part of Life Care’s initiative to place physicians in each of Life Care Centers of America’s buildings in Tennessee.

In his new position, Dr. Crowe will work with the Life Care Center of Collegedale interdisciplinary team, facility medical director and other attending physicians in caring for each patient. His presence in the nursing home will enhance physician accessibility to patients and families. He will aid in hospital transitions and pharmacy communications, and being on-site will allow him to personally respond to medical changes or emergencies in a timely manner.

“I believe it will be a unique challenge to be the first Life Care on-site physician in Tennessee, and I want to lay out a plan that others can follow,” said Dr. Crowe. “I enjoy that many of the patients come from the Greatest Generation – I really admire the World War II veterans.”

Dr. Crowe most recently served as a physician for First Help Urgent Care in Avon Park, Fla. He also had his own practice in Sebring, Fla., for 10 years, and has experience working as a physician in several hospitals in Florida.

Board certified in family practice, Dr. Crowe earned his doctor of osteopathy degree from Nova University, Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Dr. Crowe and his wife of two years, Annette, currently reside in Ooltewah. Dr, Crowe’s daughter (Sarah) and Annette’s three children (Anthony, Jonathan and Annie) live in the area as well. Annie and Sarah both attend Southern Adventist University.

For more information about Life Care Physician Services’ initiative and how it will impact long-term care, contact Doug Veazey, director of field operations for Life Care Physician Services, at 473-5028 or Doug_Veazey@lcca.com. 

Life Care Center of Collegedale, at 9210 Apison Pike, is one of 25 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Tennessee operated or managed by Life Care Centers of America.

Founded in 1976, Life Care is a nationwide health care company. With headquarters in Cleveland, Life Care operates or manages more than 220 nursing, post-acute and Alzheimer’s centers in 28 states. For more information about Life Care, visit lcca.com.


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