Dr. Joy Boggess Named On-Site Physician At Life Care Center Of Ooltewah

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Dr. Joy Boggess
Dr. Joy Boggess

Life Care Physician Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Life Care Centers of America, has placed Dr. Joy Boggess, M.D., as on-site physician at the brand-new Life Care Center of Ooltewah.

Dr. Boggess is the second doctor hired as part of Life Care’s initiative to place physicians in each of Life Care Centers of America’s buildings in Tennessee. Dr. Michael Crowe at Life Care Center of Collegedale was the first.

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

“I was introduced to this opportunity by Dr. Ken Scott, Life Care’s chief medical officer and a previous colleague of mine,” said Dr. Boggess. “I caught the vision and his infectious enthusiasm for the nursing home specialist model and how it would revolutionize nursing home care the same way hospitalists have changed the face of patient care in the hospital setting.”

Dr. Boggess most recently worked as a hospitalist at SkyRidge Medical Center in Cleveland, Tn. While there, she served as a member of the Utilization Review Committee. Before moving to Tennessee, she practiced in a private internal medicine practice in Sonora, Ca., and was on staff at several local hospitals, serving on their committees as well.

“I very much enjoy working with the senior population,” said Dr. Boggess. “Seniors have such a wealth of life experience to share with anyone taking the time and interest to listen.”

A diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Boggess earned her doctor of medicine degree from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, Ca.

Dr. Boggess and her husband, Robert, live in Apison. They have two daughters, DoriBeth and Rachel.

For more information about Life Care Physician Services’ initiative and how it will impact long-term care, please contact Doug Veazey, director of field operations for Life Care Physician Services, at 423 473-5028 or Doug_Veazey@lcca.com.

Life Care Center of Ooltewah, 5911 Snow Hill Road, is the newest of 26 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Tennessee operated or managed by Life Care Centers of America.


Morning Pointe Launches Alzheimer's Center Of Excellence In Clinton

Local dignitaries, public officials, and community members, as well as residents and their families, celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the conversion of Morning Pointe of Clinton to an Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence. The campus will offer memory and related dementia care services, while Morning Pointe of Powell will continue to offer both assisted living and memory ... (click for more)

Erlanger Recognized For Supporting National Guard And Reserve Employees

The Tennessee Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) awarded Erlanger Health System with the Pro Patria Award on March 17 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.  Erlanger is also Tennessee’s nominee for the 2017 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award for Large Business , the highest award given out by the Department of Defense’s ESGR. During the presentation, ESGR ... (click for more)

Officers Respond To Shooting On Pinewood Avenue

Chattanooga Police responded to a shooting in Brainerd on Thursday night. The call was to 3301 Pinewood Ave. at 7:05 p.m. It was reported that a silver vehicle was seen leaving the scene. Pinewood is off South Seminole. (click for more)

Judge Bales To Ask Governor Haslam For Disability Leave

General Sessions Court Judge Clarence Shattuck said he received a call from Judge David Bales Tuesday evening, saying he was in the process of preparing a letter to Governor Bill Haslam requesting he be placed on disability leave until he has received clearance from his doctor to return to the bench.   Judge Bales said that his doctors are preparing their recommendations ... (click for more)

Repeal Obamacare, Congressman Fleischmann - And Response (2)

Chuck: I'm writing to express my strong opposition to the plan that is being rolled out by Paul Ryan to replace Obamacare. And as I'm writing this, I'm remembering all the times you and all of your Republican colleagues over the last six years campaigned on REPEALING  Obamacare and used that call to action as the basis for your reelection. And I'm also remembering the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: You, The Bald-Headed Lady

You were wearing a pretty sweat shirt and blue jeans when I saw you outside the Infusion Center at Erlanger Hospital on Wednesday. You were the one who was nearly bald and I was the guy you greeted with a huge smile as we said hello in passing. You reminded me exactly of my brother Franklin. Years ago when chemotherapy began to rob him of his hair, Franklin was pretty devastated ... (click for more)