In addition to the above formal training, Dr. Judge has continued to develop and maintain his own oral and facial surgery practice in his home state of Alabama. The Community Oral and Facial Surgery strives to be a model for the surrounding community and the entire nation. Oral surgeons are trained and qualified in all types of anesthesia and spend at least four years in hospitals to learn how to evaluate, deliver and monitor patients under anesthesia. He also devotes himself to medical education in the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and South America.
He is a member of the US Naval Medical Commission and served as a four-star admiral in the US Air Force. As such, he was appointed by the first Surgeon General to the four-star admiral of the PHSCC, a dual post reflecting his commitment to medical education and service to his country. He is currently serving as chief medical officer for the National Institutes of Health on the commission.
In addition, Dr. Brown worked closely with the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis during his fellowship training. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the Vitreoretinal Foundation of Memphis, TN, where he worked on the development of a comprehensive optometric referral network that included the surrounding states. In the fall of 2002, he took up the position of Director of the Center for Optometry and Optopharmacology at Auburn University Medical Center.
Dr. Judge was also a member of the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) for two years and an advisor to Khaled El-Khatib, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. Satcher was appointed surgeon general by President George W. Bush in the United States Department of Health and Human Services by Bill Clinton and served until his resignation on December 31, 2004. He remained as Surgeon General and was appointed interim president of the Morehouse School of Medicine in 2005 before taking up his current position on February 26, 2006.
After studying medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he completed his master's degree at Auburn University and completed residency and fellowship training at King Drew University Medical Center in New York City. During the negotiations between the US Department of Health and the Medical Education and Research Council (MERC), which oversees the medical education program for King and Drew, he served on the board of directors of the King's Drew Postgraduate Medical Education Program. Dr. Nobles earned his bachelor's degree in political science and a doctorate in public health from Auburn City College and his master's degree in health science and health policy and management from Alabama State University.
After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Birmingham Southern with a degree in English, Dr. Smith entered the University of Alabama School of Optometry, where he earned his PhD. He then attended the School of Optics in Birmingham and then the College of Medicine at the University of Birmingham, then the Alabama State University School for Medical Sciences and finally the Dental and Medical Schools in Birmingham, all of which earned him a doctorate in optometry. As one of four training teams, each training team has the opportunity to lose weight as a doctor. In Anniston, Alabama, they are challenged once a month by the other training teams.
Figure 14 shows the hospitals in the region that provide a variety of health services and treatments to the community, including primary care, mental health, emergency medical services and emergency medicine. Area Hospital Info is provided by Anniston Baptist Medical Center and the University of Alabama School of Medical Sciences.
The next Figure 16 shows the average patient treated with the Medicare Case Mix Index (CMI) for Anniston Baptist Medical Center and the University of Alabama School of Medical Sciences. Nexshows the typical number of average patients treated at each hospital in the region, based on the Medicare case mix index, or case mix index. Figure 17 shows that the average patient is treated in each hospital The Medicare Case Mix Index, the C-SPAN.
If you look at the CMI in the Area Hospital Info, you will find that Riverview Regional Medical Center ranks highest on the cMI with a score of 1.62. That's about 8.8 times more than the average patient at Anniston Baptist and the University of Alabama School of Medical Sciences, both of whom are about 2.5 times more likely to have a cmi that is between 8 and 8.
Women (91%) are between 8 and 8.5 times more likely to have CMI than the average patient at Anniston Baptist and the University of Alabama School of Medical Sciences. Women have the highest proportion of patients with health insurance, or the highest proportion.
Anniston has the highest percentage of Alabama residents covered by more than one health insurance provider. Anniston has the largest share of private health insurance (53.4% overall) and 26% of total costs. In terms of the number of hospitals with at least one private insurance provider (2.5%), the country ranks second, but first in the total cost of health care per capita of all hospitals in Alabama ($1,000 to $2,500). With 53% (4% in total), it had or has a large share (private) of people with private health insurance. It has an average of 1.2 patients per hospital with a private insurer per patient, or the second highest percentage among Alabama hospitals (3.1). Anniston has 26 patients in its hospital system without insurance, but ranks third in total health care costs.