Grant Family Medicine Residency is a three-year, ACGME-approved, Family Medicine residency designed to develop a Family Physician who is an expert in providing continuing comprehensive and personal care to patients and their families.
Program Director: Alysia Herzog, MD
Program Administrators: Lindsey Ziemke and Whitley Hawkins
The Family Medicine Residency at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center was established in 1971 as one of the first programs approved by the ACGME. The program has graduated more than 400 family physicians and is currently training 38 residents.
Training in Family Medicine includes inpatient and outpatient care. Residents are exposed to a wide range of clinical services, a comprehensive variety of medical disciplines and a diverse patient population. The program supports two outpatient sites — located in Grove City and Whitehall, Ohio, where residents averaged more than 34,000 patient encounters last year. Our residents also see patients in our busy downtown Grant Outpatient Clinic, where they see recently discharged patients in order to ensure their follow up needs are achieved. The Grant Outpatient Clinic also houses our Family Medicine OB (FMOB) clinic, where residents see prenatal patients (in addition to their regular continuity prenatal in their home offices) as part of the Centering Pregnancy group prenatal model.
Beginning in the fall of 2017, Grant Family Medicine will open it's new state-of-the-art facility downtown (directly across the street from Grant Hospital) and begin a several year transition from the Grove City and Whitehall offices to this new downtown center. Future residents matching in the program will spend their entire three years seeing patients in this new facility, allowing for more seamless integration between the inpatient and outpatient environment, ultimately providing true continuity of care to our community!
Additionally, the program maintains an active inpatient presence with residents caring for general medical, critical care and acute care needs, including Code Blues, Sepsis Alerts and Rapid Assessment Team calls. Our residents also have a 24/7 presence on the labor and delivery and postpartum units, maintaining continuity of care for our obstetrical and newborn patients.
The faculty includes 10 full-time and 7 part-time physicians, as well as a dedicated behaviorist. All faculty members are board certified in Family Medicine with special interest ranging from maternal-child health, obstetrics, geriatrics, addiction medicine, women’s health, hospice, sports medicine, scholarly activity, and diabetes management. There are also a wide variety of community preceptors and specialists who dedicate time to teaching our residents in and out of the hospital.