After medical school,W. Hugh Nesbit, MD had experience in caring for critically ill trauma patients at the University of Kentucky, Dept of Neurosurgery. Finding himself wanting to manage a patient's entire care, he finished his training in Family Medicine allowing utilization of all aspects of medicine we as physicians learn in training including newborn, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric, obstetrics, gynecology, men's health, nursing home, inpatient and psychiatric care.
Undergraduate: Guilford College, BS Biology & Psychology, Minor: Chemistry
Medical School - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Residency: University of Kentucky, Dept of Neurosurgery 2006-2007
Residency: Oklahoma University-Tulsa, Dept of Family Medicine 2008-2010
His private practice experience includes hospitalist, ICU care, emergency room, urgent care and outpatient primary care, W. Hugh Nesbit, MD gained first hand insight and experience of knowing what level of care best suits a patients needs. Many hospitalizations and ER trips can be avoided with expedited outpatient evaluation, saving patients from unnecessary and costly medical bills.
“I believe patients should be seen and cared for as much as possible by their primary care physician who knows them well,” he says. “My patients have full access to my care. When they are not feeling well, I work them in to my schedule so they can avoid urgent care facilities, emergency rooms and hospitalizations.
YOUR FIRST OFFICE VISIT
"When a new patient comes to my office, they are greeted, asked how I may help them, listened to and examined. Prior medical records are ordered and every diagnosis and symptom they carry are systematically interrogated for accuracy and appropriate evidenced based medicine treatment. Testing is ordered to confirm diagnoses, as well as evaluate for potentially missed or reversible causes. Some patients may only need one visit. Others are seen frequently until stable and we know they are on the correct path of treatment." The best outcomes and care come from taking time with your patients.
COMMUNITY CONNECTION & COORDINATION OF CARE
If a higher level of care or a specialist is needed, Dr. Nesbit has established relationships with the Tulsa area's top specialists and can help coordinate same day consults to physicians with 3-6 month wait times with a simple call or text directly to the specialist. "I only refer patients to providers or centers whom I personally know and trust, will take the time to call physicians while you are in the office, and when needed, directly admit you into the hospital (bypassing the ER) or personally sit with them awaiting EMSA in times that Emergency Care is necessary." After visiting with a specialist or care at a tertiary center, such as a hospital or ER, patients are invited back to to office to oversee their outcomes, recommendations, check any medication changes and establish a plan of care hand tailored to their needs and goals.
EXPERIENCE AS A PATIENT
Dr. Nesbit entered the health care field because he enjoys caring for others. “I have been a patient and I know what it’s like to need a physician that cares, listens and dedicates himself to ensuring his patients get the level of care they need,” he explains.
His philosophy is to identify and treat the root cause of health conditions as opposed to treating only the symptoms. "Too often patients are misunderstood with delayed diagnoses. If you sit and listen to your patient, perform a detailed exam and have the knowledge to put their story together in a clinical picture, the time to diagnosis and treatment rapidly decreases."