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About Dr. Carla Samson
Dr. Carla Samson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Millstadt, IL. She has 35 years of experience. Her specialties include Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine and General Practice. Dr. Samson is affiliated with Memorial Hospital, St Elizabeth Hospital and Protestant Memorial Medical Center. She speaks English.
Dr. Carla Samson has the following 3 specialties
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Hospice care & Palliative medicine specialists focus their practice on pain management, symptom relief and qualify-of-life treatments to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. These doctors have specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with serious illnesses, advanced diseases and conditions resulting from catastrophic injury. Though often they work within hospice settings, they prevent and alleviate suffering appropriate at any age and stage of disease and can work alongside practitioners providing curative treatments.
Hospice care & Palliative medicine focuses on depression, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions. They also alleviate psychosocial distress and other stressors that accompany terminal illnesses. They are skilled in guiding families through legal and ethical decision-making in end-of-life care and can address spiritual issues at these times. By coordinating care across settings by improving communication among providers, they improve access to information for families so that they understand the patient's condition and treatment options.
- General Practice
A general practitioner is similar to a family practitioner in that they treat patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns. These doctors treat everyday ailments, some acute and chronic diseases, and also provid health checkups, physicals, inoculations and preventative care.
General practitioners differ from family practitioners because they are not required to complete an additional residency in family medicine after completing their medical school residency. Like family practitioners, general practitioners will also provide referrals to patients who are in need of a specialist.
Dr. Carla Samson has the following 2 expertise
- Diabetes Complications
Dr. Carla Samson has 0 board certified specialties
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Dr. Samson delivered me when I was born, and I have kept her as my primary physician ever since, even while living in other parts of the country. She is an AMAZING physician and, at one point, was the only doctor able to diagnose a mysterious medical condition I had had for more than a decade. She's a WONDERFUL person who genuinely cares about her patients and their problems.
Dr. Samson is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
St Elizabeth Hospital
Protestant Memorial Medical Center
35 Years Experience
Baylor College of Medicine
Graduated in 1978
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Locations & Directions60 Regency Pl, Millstadt, IL
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