How to choose a long-term care physician
Since many physicians offer services only in a private practice setting, it frequently is necessary to select a new physician to manage medical care while in a long-term care facility.
Physician selection process
- Determine whether you or your loved one's current primary care physician will "follow" or continue providing care in the long-term care facility. If he or she will not, select a new primary care physician.
- For assistance in selecting a long-term care physician, contact St. Anthony's senior services at 314-525-1887. Senior services provides a staff of highly specialized, long-term care physicians who practice in more than 30 long-term care facilities in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area.
- Contact the long-term care facility to advise the staff of the physician you have chosen to care for you or your loved one.
St. Anthony's long-term care physicians
St. Anthony's senior services provides an experienced staff of board-certified physicians and a geriatric nurse practitioner who focus their practices exclusively on providing on-site medical care to patients residing in long-term care facilities.
Our physicians, who average more than 10 years experience in long-term care, provide the quality care and dedication you expect and deserve. Each has achieved board certification in one or more specialties including family practice, geriatrics and internal medicine. In addition, many serve as medical directors at many area long-term care facilities.
When a patient becomes seriously ill and hospitalization is necessary, our long-term care physicians work closely with the hospital staff and physicians regarding the patient's care before, during and after hospitalization.
For information, please call our Health Access Line at 314-ANTHONY (268-4669) or 800-554-9550 or visit find a physician online.
Working as trusted partners, the physicians and employees of St. Anthony's Health System will deliver care distinguished by its demonstrated quality and personalized service. We will be visibly engaged in improving the health and well being of the communities we serve in South County and beyond. We will stand together, proud to set the standard for independent community health systems.