Lakeside Medical Center Graduates Family Medicine Residents
As the need for new physicians grows nationwide, the Palm Beach County Health Care District Teaching Hospital, Lakeside Medical Center, recently graduated five new physicians.
The hospital’s 10th class of family medicine residents underwent three years of intense training during the pandemic in underserved rural communities in the Glades that were considered a hotspot for COVID-19.
“I applaud these graduates for their dedication to the patients of our hospital and the health of Glades residents during an unprecedented time in medicine,” said Darcy J. Davis, CEO of Palm Beach County Health Care District. . “Their quality care and commitment have helped improve the health of the Glades region.”
Dr. Benjamin Kosubevsky, Dr. Thy Hoang Bui, Dr. Janaki Saoji Juma, Dr. Jesse Carl Grieb and Dr. William Carson Draper have completed rotations in emergency medicine, critical care, women’s health, psychiatry, general surgery, inpatient, outpatient and community medicine, sports medicine, cardiology, geriatrics and pediatrics. One of the objectives of the program is to encourage doctors to practice locally. To that end, Bui will join the health care district as a primary care provider with CL Brumback Primary Care Clinics. Grieb, who along with Draper served as chief resident, will also practice in Palm Beach County.
“I remember the first COVID-19 patient we treated at Lakeside, and the wave of COVID-19 as patients came and went,” Grieb recalled. “I remember getting my first COVID-19 vaccine, and I was second in line. We made 15 masks for all residents to protect ourselves when we weren’t sure what the situation would be like, researching how to wear and fit them. It was intense for sure. For me, that was the most impressive part, that we all got together and got through it. In terms of preparation, I feel ready and more in control of my medical knowledge, understanding and clinical reasoning. »
Family medicine is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. During their residency, physicians provide access to a range of quality services to their patients, many of whom have complex medical conditions and limited resources.
“Years from now, as you remember your experience here at Lakeside, it will be clear that COVID-19 left an indelible mark on you,” said keynote speaker Dr. Bryan Dawkins. “Each of you deserve tremendous credit and respect for your extraordinary adaptability, resilience and dedication to patient care.”
The family medicine residency program has a total of 15 residents and is funded by a grant from the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. The program’s academic and community partners include Nova Southeastern University and the Florida Department of Health-Palm Beach County.