In addition to routine screening and maintenance visits, Blue Ridge Family Physicians is equipped to provide a wide range of services for patients of all ages including:
- Spirometry / Nebulizers
- Hearing Testing
- Vision Testing
- FAA Physicals
- Minor Procedures
For Example, IV Therapy, Laceration Repairs and Biopsies
- Gynecological Examinations
- Well Child Check-Ups
- Occupational Medicine
- Laboratory Services
Lab Corp. is providing an exclusive draw station for Blue Ridge Family Physicians. The practice is CLIA certified to perform waived tests.
Blue Ridge Family Physicians provides advanced, comprehensive, and innovative medical services in a caring environment. The practice believes in providing positive, effective, and efficient health care. By expanding its mission to include clinical research, Blue Ridge Family Physicians will continue to uphold its commitment to its patients and contribute to medical and education advancements.
Douglas I. Hammer, M.D. will be the principal investigator and director of the clinical research program. Dr. Hammer's education includes an M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine, a Master of Public Health Degree with an emphasis on Epidemiology as well as a Doctorate Degree in Epidemiology, both from Harvard University. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine, General Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hammer is a published author with a credit of approximately 50 articles across his extensive career. His career in medicine includes the United States Public Health Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, Director of Rex Hospital Emergency Room and Employee Health Departments, and physician owner of a Family Practice.
Pamela L. Mathis is a Registered Nurse and the Clinical Manager of Blue Ridge Family Physicians. Her 20 year nursing career includes positions with the Spinal Cord Injury Intensive Care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Leigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the University of North Carolina Hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She is currently taking classes at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill for Clinical Research Associate and Clinical Research Coordinator Training. Her clinical research knowledge will be used to implement a program at Blue Ridge Family Physicians.