Thursday, July 10, 2008

Fauquier Health Physician Services Welcomes Two New Doctors

Extensive research aimed at identifying the medical needs of our community has determined that specialists in the fields of endocrinology, infectious diseases, medical oncology, psychiatry and rheumatology are sorely needed in our area.

In order to address these needs, Fauquier Health System has embarked on a new business venture. The health system is employing some of these specialists through a new entity, Fauquier Health Physician Services.

Dr. Tam Ly, an infectious disease specialist and Dr. Deepak Kashyap, an endocrinologist will begin seeing patients in early July in the newly renovated Fauquier Health Medical Center on Hospital Hill. The phone number for both new doctors is the same: (540) 316-5940.

Dr. Tam Ly
Dr. Ly said that she pursued a position at Fauquier Hospital because she was intrigued by the Planetree philosophy the hospital has embraced; the Planetree model is based on patient-centered care. Fauquier Hospital is one of only five hospitals in the country to be named a Planetree-designated hospital.

Dr. Ly said, “I want to offer patients the best possible care, the care they deserve.” She also emphasized that she is looking forward to the new relationships her new position will allow-- with her patients and with hospital staff. “Working with the hospital as part of Fauquier Health Physician Services will permit me to turn my attention and energy toward patient care, which is where it belongs. I can’t wait to get started.”

Dr. Ly is board certified in internal medicine and specializes in all manifestations of infectious disease – Lyme disease, tuberculosis, HIV, MRSA -- any and all infections of the body. She also has extensive experience in helping her patients prepare for traveling abroad safely.

She will begin seeing patients July 7.

Dr. Deepak Kashyap
Dr. Deepak Kashyap is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology and will begin at his new office July 8.

Dr. Kashyap said, “I was attracted to Fauquier Health System for many reasons. I see this as a tremendous opportunity to provide vital specialty care in diabetes and other endocrine diseases. I also feel that my personal philosophies regarding healthcare and those of Fauquier Hospital (the Planetree model) are very compatible.

“Lastly, the supportive environment throughout the hospital and its administration attracted me to this position.”

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