ABOUT | GEOFFREY MCGOWEN
Geoff McGowen recently relocated to Lexington, Kentucky, where he has taken a position with the University of Kentucky Department of Emergency Medicine. At this noted academic center of excellence, McGowen plans to further his clinical training in an environment that fosters advanced education, while also bolstering his experience in medical research. He looks forward to being in a position to assist amid effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and during this trying time, as UK HealthCare is the major referral hospital for the region.
UK HealthCare is the network of hospitals and clinics under the University of Kentucky’s umbrella. It functions under the work of 9,000 physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals, all of whom are dedicated to providing the most advanced and effective care available anywhere. Learn more about UK HealthCare here.
Extensive Educational Background
In 1998 at Jones County Junior College in south Mississippi, he received his Associate degree in Nursing. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Nursing at Winston-Salem State University, followed by a masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Most recently, he has earned his second national Board Certification as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner (ENP-C) in addition to maintaining his Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) certification through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). He received his very first specialty Board Certification as a Certified Emergency Nurse in 2000 while working as a Registered Nurse at hospitals throughout Mississippi, including the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s Adult Emergency Department and Trauma Center.
Offering Treatment for Acute and Chronic Health Conditions in Emergency Settings
Previously, Geoffrey McGowen worked primarily with Saint Thomas, a not-for-profit health system based in Nashville, Tenn., as well as American Physicians Partners in Brentwood, Tenn., Core Clinical Partners, and ApolloMD, an Emergency Medicine Services Partner staffing Erlanger East and Main Hospital’s Emergency Medicine department. He also worked with the Atlanta-based Core Clinical Partners.
He served patients and families through the established Emergency Departments:
· Full-time at the Saint Thomas Riverpark Hospital in McMinnville, Tenn.
· Part-Time in the Emergency Department at CHI Memorial Hospital, a not-for-profit, faith-based hospital in north Georgia.
· Part-Time at the Erlanger East and Main Hospitals in Chattanooga, Tenn. with ApolloMD.
· Part-Time with American Physician Partners with Tennova Healthcare, serving the community of Shelbyville, Tenn. and the surrounding areas in addition to the Critical Access Hospital (Cumberland River) located in Celina, TN prior to its closure.
Quality Care Resulting from a Wealth of Professional Experience in Diverse Situations
Geoff enjoys expanding his knowledge beyond the basics so he can apply what he learns to treat a wide range of patients and tackling diverse and complex cases. His past experience includes working as a full-time Emergency Department RN at WakeMed in Raleigh, NC, becoming a helicopter flight nurse in the Memphis, TN region and serving as an in-patient Nurse Practitioner for a Trauma-Surgery service. He was a leading staff member of the only tertiary-care Level One Trauma Center in the state of Mississippi.
He also worked in South Carolina as in-patient Nurse Practitioner at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Additionally, he worked at TinkBird Healthcare Staffing and at Medical Doctor Associates, in South Carolina, providing full-time coverage as an out-patient rural-based Primary Care Practitioner. He volunteered as a Mass Vaccinator following the 2015 floods in South Carolina.
In 2016, he joined the Erlanger Health System family at the UT Erlanger Academic Urology clinic, treating general urologic conditions with an emphasis on quality of life issues pertaining to men’s health.
Looking Ahead with an Eye to Putting His Knowledge to Practical Use
His approach to wellness is informed not only by his extensive educational background but by his long career serving patients and tackling a diversity of cases from his early days in the medical-surgical ward to serving as the primary health provider for rural community health centers and family practice clinics.
In every stage of his career, Geoff has emphasized how community and health together are crucial to patient outcomes.
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