In an effort to increase access to family medicine care within rural areas of Ohio, Adams County Regional Medical Center is proud to announce that, effective July 2021, ACRMC Family Medicine in West Union (211 N. Wilson Drive, West Union, Ohio 45693) will offer family medicine services three days a week in collaboration with UC Health and the University of Cincinnati.
This partnership brings the highest quality outpatient medical services to those who reside in Adams County and the surrounding region, offering assessment of healthcare needs, physical examinations, diagnostic testing, office-based procedures, health education and pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies including controlled substances. Adams County Regional Medical Center and UC Health will collaborate to provide an interdisciplinary team that will coordinate and lead treatment plans for patients and, if necessary, connect patients to advanced care and services provided by UC Health physician specialists.
Christopher Bernheisel, MD, UC Health department chair and associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and director of the University of Cincinnati Residency Program, will lead clinical care and services at this new location, the first academic-affiliated practice of its kind in Adams County.
Dr. Bernheisel’s areas of interests include resident physician teaching and international
healthcare. He has been named a Cincinnati Magazine "Top Doctor" multiple times and is a recipient of numerous awards in recognition of his outstanding teaching and mentorship of resident physicians.
With a shortage of family medicine doctors in rural areas, Dr. Bernheisel, with Adams County Regional Medical Center, plans to design and eventually implement a family medicine clinical/educational rotation for medical students who are interested in rural family medicine care. This rotation will provide subspecialty training to better understand the connection between medicine and other systems of care. During rotations, students shadow physicians and resident physicians and have access to patients and gain valuable hands-on experience.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to provide family medicine services to those who are in need of healthcare services as well as execute a meaningful and rewarding educational experience for our medical students,” shared Dr. Bernheisel. “We also appreciate the partnership with Adams County Regional Medical Center, as we work to bring the community advanced care that is supported by academic medicine and research.
“Adams County Regional Medical Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Bernheisel and UC Health’s Family Medicine Department,” stated Alan Bird, CEO of Adams County Regional Medical Center. “Our organizations continue to work together to increase access to much-needed medical care, within Adams County and the surrounding region.”
To learn more, visit acrmc.com/family-medicine/ or call 937-544-0400.
About UC Health
UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching – a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 800 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute; UC Cancer Center; and UC Heart, Lung & Vascular Institute. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at UCHealth.com.
About Adams County Regional Medical Center
Adams County Regional Medical Center is a 25-bed critical access hospital located near Seaman, Ohio, just 60 miles east of Cincinnati. Adams County Regional Medical Center is a viable and growing state-of-the-art health care facility meeting the needs of Adams County and the surrounding communities, providing a full range of services, including inpatient and outpatient amenities. Adams County Regional Medical Center is Joint Commission certified, focusing on the importance of patient care and organized functions that are essential to providing safe, high-quality care.
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