Physicians are essential to operations. Without them, Floyd Medical Center, Polk Medical Center and other Floyd-affiliated services would not exist. Physicians are the decision makers and guides in patient care. They direct the care delivered by non-physician clinical staff, and they provide advice and leadership on efforts to measure and improve quality and safety. See our medical staff officers and department chairmen.
Physicians guide the care of patients, whether in the hospital, at a primary care location or receiving care in an outpatient facility.
While some doctors are Floyd employees, many of the physicians that patients encounter at a Floyd location are not employed by the organization. Browse the complete list of physicians who have a relationship to Floyd on our related site, floyd.org.
Medical staff physicians are doctors who have privileges to practice medicine at Floyd. These physicians may be either independent or employed by Floyd, and include hospitalists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, cardiologists and any other physicians who care for patients at Floyd Medical Center or Polk Medical Center.
Floyd-employed physicians are those doctors who practice medicine at Floyd or Polk Medical Center and are paid by Floyd for their services. These include the physicians employed by Floyd Emergency Physicians LLC and Floyd Physicians LLC, primary and urgent care physicians and medical residents. Floyd-employed doctors include emergency department physicians, neonatalologists and Primary Care physicians. In addition, Floyd Medical Center contracts with companies to supply physicians in some specialty areas, such as anesthesiologists and hospitalists.
Primary Care physicians are employed doctors who provide care in the Floyd Primary Care network. These include family medicine, internal medicine and pediatric medicine physicians at Floyd Primary Care and Floyd Urgent Care offices in Rome; Adairsville; Cartersville; Cedartown; Centre, Ala.; Rockmart; Summerville and Taylorsville.
Medical Residents are Floyd-employed physicians who are enrolled in the three-year Floyd Family Medicine Residency program. This post-doctoral program provides additional training to physicians who have graduated medical school and want to practice family medicine. The doctors provide care at Floyd Medical Center and in the Floyd Family Medicine Residency Clinic, as they rotate through all the elements of primary care from maternity and newborn care through pediatrics, adult medicine, critical care, emergency care, surgery and specialized care.
Medical Residency Faculty are Floyd-employed physicians who provide instruction and guidance to doctors enrolled in the Floyd Family Medicine Residency Program.
Independent Physicians are physicians who are not employed by Floyd and are in the independent practice of medicine. This includes physicians with Harbin Clinic, Rome Orthopedic Clinic, Rome Gastroenterology Associates, Northwest Georgia Medical Clinic, Rome Radiology Group, SouthEastern Pathology as well as other groups and individual physicians.