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The Overall Average Patient Rating of VA Healthcare Center Fort Knox when asked is excellent. VA Healthcare Center Fort Knox has been reviewed by 2 patients. The rating is 5 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at VA Healthcare Center Fort Knox as provided by patient reviews is 5 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Location

VA Healthcare Center Fort Knox
851 Ireland Ave
Fort Knox, KY 40121

Specialties

4 specialties

  • Emergency Medicine

    An emergency physician is a doctor who is an expert in handling conditions of an urgent and extremely dangerous nature. These specialists work in the emergency room (ER) departments of hospitals where they oversee cases involving cardiac distress, trauma, fractures, lacerations and other acute conditions.
    Emergency physicians are specially trained to make urgent life-saving decisions to treat patients during an emergency medical crisis. These doctors diagnose and stabilize patients before they are either well enough to be discharged, or transferred to the appropriate department for long-term care.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Doctors in VA Healthcare Center Fort Knox

  • Dr. Kevin P Downes MD

    Emergency Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine

    Madison, IN

    5.0
    (1)
  • Dr. Travis A Dugan DO

    Internal Medicine

    Fort Knox, KY

    2.3
    (3)
  • Dr. William J Welch MD

    Internal Medicine

    Fort Knox, KY

  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
  • University Of Louisville School Of Medicine
  • Des Moines University
  • Nearby Group Practices

    We don't have any physicians that practice at VA Healthcare Center Fort Knox. Here are some Group Practices that specialize in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Emergency Medicine near VA Healthcare Center Fort Knox Fort Knox, KY.

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