Family Practice Medical Services
In 2015, Fairmount changed its system of family practice medicine so that we can fully integrate the patients’ physical health issues into the behavioral health treatment plan. We provide our own medical services for the inpatient and residential patients under the supervision of Shoba Sem, M.D. our new Medical Director for Family Practice Medicine. Dr. Sem provides direct supervision of our Physician Extenders (i.e., Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants). To view Dr. Sem’s bio, please click here.
Our Family Practice Medicine service is responsible for taking a complete medical history and general physical examination, and a neurological assessment. A laboratory work-up including a drug screen, blood chemistry, and tuberculin skin test may be ordered. A chest x-ray, HCG, HIV, pregnancy test, pelvic exam with pap smear and culture for venereal disease and/or other clinically appropriate diagnostic tests will be provided as indicated from the medical history and clinical evaluation. The medical staff are also responsible for the diagnostic work-up and test evaluation of any detected or suspected medical disorders, as well as their clinical management. Qualified medical specialists may be requested to consult on the care of any patient with specific medical needs.