Dr. Bowers was hired as part of Life Care Centers of America’s initiative to place physicians in each of its buildings.
“We’ve been bringing on physicians for other Life Care buildings around the country, and now we are pleased to announce this excellent doctor, Andrea Bowers, for our hometown,” said Beecher Hunter, Life Care president. “She is living proof of Life Care’s commitment to the best clinical care possible."
In her new position, Bowers works with the skilled nursing and rehab center’s interdisciplinary team, facility medical director and other attending physicians in caring for each patient. Her presence in the nursing home enhances physician accessibility to patients and families, and being on-site allows her to personally respond to medical changes or emergencies in a timely manner.
“I hope to be able to help provide a seamless transition for patients between the hospital acute care setting and their home,” Bowers said. “I love working with seniors because I learn something every time I interact with them. Seniors are very willing to share their life experiences and practical wisdom.”
Bowers most recently served as a hospitalist at SkyRidge Medical Center in Cleveland, a position she held for more than five years. Prior to that appointment, she was director of internal medicine at the Carl Albert Indian Health Facility in Ada, Okla., serving the Chickasaw Nation for four years. She also had a private practice in Dalton, Ga., with Cornerstone Internal Medicine.
A graduate of Lee University, Bowers earned her doctor of medicine degree from the Quillan College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City.
She currently resides in Chattanooga with her husband, Danny Allen. Between them, they have four children and six grandchildren.
For more information about Life Care Physician Services’ initiative, contact Doug Veazey, director of field operations for Life Care Physician Services, at 423-473-5028 or email Doug_Veazey@lcca.com.
Life Care Center of Cleveland, located at 3530 Keith St. N.W., is one of 26 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Tennessee operated or managed by Life Care Centers of America.
Founded in 1976, Life Care is a nationwide health care company. With headquarters in Cleveland, Life Care operates or manages more than 220 nursing, post-acute and Alzheimer’s centers in 28 states. For more information about Life Care, visit lcca.com.