Jeffrey Mikell, MD

Jeffrey Mikell, M.D.
Instructor of Internal Medicine
Chief Medical Officer, Wesley Woods Long Term Acute Care Hospital

Dr. Mikell is originally from Owego, NY. He graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with a BS in Kinesiological Sciences in 1991. Dr. Mikell then attended and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he received his MD in 1995. After medical school, Dr. Mikell was initially in a Transitional Year Program, but decided to specialize in Internal Medicine in Greenville, SC. He completed the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Greenville Hospital System in 1998. During his training, Dr. Mikell with the assistance of Dr. Randal Thomas submitted an article, “Exercise in the Prevention of Hypertension” to Your Patient and Fitness in July 1997. After residency, Dr. Mikell stayed in Greenville, SC and joined a nine physician private practice (Internal Associates) which transformed to a 2 physician private practice (Upstate Adult and Adolescent Medicine).

After four years of private practice, Dr. Mikell went into Hospital Medicine in January 2002 starting as an Hospitalist with Team Health, then moved on to be an Hospitalist at Greenville Hospital System (GHS) in December 2002. During his time with GHS, Dr. Mikell was involved in developing a protocol for the inpatient treatment of congestive heart failure in which major portions of the protocol is still being used today.

Dr. Mikell continued to improve his clinical skills and experience in Hospital medicine by joining Eagle Hospital Physicians (at Loris Healthcare System in Loris, SC) from March 2004 to July 2006, Barrow Regional Medical Center (Winder, GA) from August 2006 to July 2007, and  Oconee Area Hospitalist (Milledgeville, GA) from September 2007 to December 2008. In December 2008 Dr. Mikell joined PrimeDoc of Athens to work as an Hospitalist at Athens Regional Medical Center before moving to Landmark Hospital of Athens, a Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) facility.

He joined Emory Healthcare in October 2010 as a Hospitalist at Wesley Woods LTAC. There opportunity has been given to him to use all his experiences and skills in a leadership role to develop a team approach to patient care. During his short time at Wesley Woods LTAC, Dr. Mikell has assisted in developing Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds (IBR) which not only achieves the goal of Patient-Family Centered care, but has produced and maintain high patient satisfaction scores. IBR’s has become an integral part of transforming the culture of Wesley Woods LTAC to be ready for Magnet Certification.

Dr. Mikell’s work interests include improving communication between Hospitalists and specialist physicians, systems improvements, and quality improvement.

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