Dr. Roger DeVersa Joins Erlanger's Academic Internal Medicine

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Erlanger Health System announces the addition of Roger DeVersa, MD, internal medicine specialist and former Erlanger hospitalist, to the Academic Internal Medicine physician practice.

In addition to seeing new patients at Academic Internal Medicine, Dr. DeVersa will serve as Physician Advisor for Erlanger's Revenue Integrity Program. Board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. DeVersa has earned certification from the American Health Information Management Association as both a Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner and Certified Coding Specialist. In 2013, the Certifying Commission in Medical Management named Dr. DeVersa as a Certified Physician Executive.

“With Dr.

DeVersa’s extensive medical background, plus his education and training in medical documentation and coding, we at Erlanger are fortunate to have him on our team,” said Erlanger president and CEO, Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE. 

After receiving his medical degree from the University of Tennessee at Memphis, Dr. DeVersa  completed an internal medicine residency at the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, based at Erlanger. He also received advanced fellowship training in infectious diseases from the University of Wisconsin and later earned a MBA degree from UTC.

Dr. DeVersa is now accepting new patients at Academic Internal Medicine, 979 E. Third St., Suite B-601, in the Erlanger Medical Mall. To make an appointment, call 423-778-8179.




Candlelighters Family Support Group Golf Fundraiser To Be Held May 14

The 8th Annual Candlelighters Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, May 14 at Brainerd Golf Course.  Tee-off time is 8 a.m.  Registration fee for a team of four is $300, which includes green fees, cart, team photo, breakfast, and lunch. "Candlelighters Family Support Group is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families with a child stricken with childhood ... (click for more)

CHI Memorial Hosts Free Seminars On Surgical Weight Loss Options

Jack F. Rutledge, M.D. and CHI Memorial Metabolic and Bariatric Care will host two free seminars in May on surgical weight loss options. The seminars will be held at CHI Memorial Hospital in the community room on  Tuesday, May 10, a nd in Cleveland at Life Care Centers of America - Campbell Center on  Tuesday, May 24 .   Both seminars will begin at  ... (click for more)

Dewayne Ray Burns Wanted After Firing Shots At Fort Oglethorpe Police Officers

Dewayne Ray Burns is wanted after police in North Georgia were led on a chase, and he fired shots at officers. Burns fired shots in their direction late Thursday night. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department are investigating the incident. According to park rangers on the scene, the Burns ran away, while firing shots in the direction ... (click for more)

Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson Hospitalized; 2 Cleveland Police Officers Injured After Altercation With Man With History Of Assaults

Bradley County Sheriff Eric Watson and two Cleveland Police officers were injured Thursday while intervening in a domestic assault in progress. While driving on 25 th St. N.W. Sheriff Watson witnessed the assault, it was stated. When the sheriff tried to intervene, the man involved in the assault attacked him. During the scuffle the man struck Sheriff Watson numerous times, ... (click for more)

Jill Levine Is An Educational Rock Star

No one has covered the Hamilton County Department of Education drama better than Roy Exum.  Thank you, Roy, but I take issue with your unnamed sources.  Professional jealousy and sour grape darts should not be anonymous.   HCDE is so dysfunctional, and there is good cause to place this public organization under a microscope, dissect it into pieces and discard all ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Cancer Is Not A Battle

I read a marvelous essay not long ago where the author urged, “Stop telling the lie that cancer is a battle … a battle implies a fair fight, and there was nothing fair about my cancer or the cancer that took the life of my friend. Those experiences were about as fair as getting hit by a car – and nobody says people lose their battles with automobiles.” Mary Elizabeth Williams, ... (click for more)