The Internal Medicine Practice of Dr. Philip Poepsel serves as the osteopathic internal medicine residency clinic training site and is the central focus and back bone of the osteopathic internal medicine resident’s continuity of care experience. The Clinic is located in the Medical Office Building on the campus of Des Peres Hospital. Continuity Clinic is a priority of this residency. PGY-I residents complete one half day continuity clinic per week throughout the entire year, regardless of the assigned rotation. PGY-2 and 3 residents complete 2 half day clinics per week during the final 24 months. Every effort is made to provide continuity with their assigned panel of patients.
Having the Continuity Clinic on site allows the residents to have house-based rotations uninterrupted by travel time when they have Clinic responsibilities. The residents are readily available to follow their hospitalized patients and to see consults both before and after Clinic.
The Clinic has an electronic medical record system and provides the residents with office management/billing learning opportunities.
Each resident has their assigned panel of designated patients and are responsible for the comprehensive health care needs of their patients. New patients are assigned to promote variety and scope to the panel. All residents care for patients with somatic dysfunction.