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About Dr. Sumathi Misra
Dr. Sumathi Misra, MD, MPH is a Doctor primarily located in Nashville, TN, with other offices in Nashville, TN and Nashville, TN (and 1 other location). She has 21 years of experience. Her specialties include Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Misra is affiliated with Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Nashville, Alvin C. York Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Hospital. She speaks English.
Dr. Sumathi Misra has the following 3 specialties
- Geriatric Medicine
A geriatric specialist is a physician who treats the elderly population and the conditions that most commonly affect them. These doctors have special training in the effects of aging on the body and mind of a patient.
Geriatric specialists treat common ailments faced by senior citizens, such as frailty, incontinence, memory problems, arthritis, senility, decreased functioning and more.
In addition, geriatric specialists keep abreast of the different medications that an elderly person is prescribed to treat their more complex health issues in order to decrease adverse side effects and avoid dangerous drug interactions.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- 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.
Dr. Sumathi Misra has the following 2 expertise
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Holistic Health
Dr. Sumathi Misra has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Sumathi Misra is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Dr. Misra is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Nashville
Alvin C. York Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Vanderbilt University Hospital
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
21 Years Experience
Stanley Medical College
Graduated in 1992
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