Dr. Donna Tuccero Dr. Donna Tuccero

By Donna Tuccero, MD

It is 2 p.m. on a beautiful, sunny day. I have this afternoon off (yea!), and I’m overdue to leave the office; but thought it would be best to check for any last minute urgent messages.  Instead, I am surprised to see a new death notification in my inbox.  I take a startled deep breath as my eyes open in surprise.  No, it couldn’t be—she was only 38-years-old. Even physicians can be blind-sided by the unfair and unexpected.

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Dr. Joyce Copeland

By: Joyce Copeland, MD

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Dr. John Ragsdale

By: John Ragsdale, MD

Some new providers have joined the Family Medicine division since my last blog and I wanted to make note of those.

First is Remy Coeytaux, M.D. already a member of the Department, has graciously agreed to come on board at Pickens and see patients through the end of the year.  Most of us in the division know Remy from a headache study that he completed here but now he has a much bigger clinical footprint.  We are excited to have him back in the building as a clinician through the end of the year.

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Jessica Lapinski, DO Jessica Lapinski, DO

By Jessica Lapinski, DO

In light of recent media coverage, it would seem our world has been turned upside down: brutal police shootings based on perceived threat of race; the horrific Orlando massacre, based on perceived threat of sexual orientation and gender identity; terrible international crimes based on perceived threat of religion and ethnicity.

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