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Hospitalist Program

During your stay at Schneck, your care will be managed by a member of our highly-skilled hospitalist team. Hospitalists are physicians who specialize in the care of patients that require an inpatient stay.

Hospitalists often admit patients into the hospital for physicians who prefer to concentrate their expertise in the office setting. The Schneck hospitalist team is comprised of Board certified physicians and physician assistants who are experts in the care of hospitalized patients. 

Our hospitalist team is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day to provide you as a patient with ongoing and immediate care. They work as partners with your primary care physician to provide the highest quality of care.

Our hospitalist team will consult with your physician and maintain regular communication with him or her while you are in the hospital. In turn, your physician can provide the hospitalist team with valuable information about your medical history, medications, and any special needs.

Upon discharge, your primary care physician will resume responsibility for your medical care. The Schneck hospitalist team will communicate with your physician to help ensure a smooth transition. If you do not have a primary care physician, the hospitalist team will refer you to a qualified physician who will care for you after you leave the hospital.

For more information about the Schneck Hospitalist Program, call (812) 523-4818.
 

Our Team

Dr. Doug TowrissDouglas A. Towriss, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Towriss attended and completed his residency at Indiana University School of Medicine. He joined the medical staff of Schneck Medical Center in 2002. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.




Melanie Burgess, Hospitalist CoordinatorMelanie M. Burgess, RN, BSN
Program Coordinator

Melanie completed her bachelor of science in nursing at IUPUC and continues her educational pursuit of a masters degree. She joined Schneck Medical Center in 2011, she is a certified case manager and she serves as the Hospitalist Program Coordinator.




Dr. Elton ChambersElton R. Chambers, MD
Dr. Chambers attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed his residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. He joined the medical staff of Schneck Medical Center in 2012. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.





Marion M. Huff, MD
Dr. Huff attended and completed her residency at  Marshall University School of Medicine.  She joined the medical staff of Schneck Medical Center in 2016.  She is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.






Dr. Jonathan Light, HospitalistJonathan A. Light, MD
Dr. Light attended and completed his residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He joined the medical staff of Schneck Medical Center in 2012. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.





Dr. Grant Olsen, HospitalistGrant J. Olsen, MD
Dr. Olsen attended and completed his residency at Indiana University School of Medicine. He joined the medical staff of Schneck Medical Center in 2008. He is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.





Dr. D. Ryan Stone, HospitalistD. Ryan Stone, DO
Dr. Stone attended medical school at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and completed his residency at the University of Missouri Kansas City. He joined the medical staff of SMC in 2015. He is Board eligible in Internal Medicine and Board certified in Pediatrics.





Alexander Felt, PAAlexander J. Felt, PA-C
Alex completed his Physician Assistant training at Butler University.  He joined Schneck Medical Center in 2016 and is a valued member of the Hospitalist Care Team.  Alex is Board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.  





Donna Foster, NPDonna P. Foster, NP
Donna completed her Nurse Practitioner training at Indiana University.  She joined Schneck Medical Center in 2016 and is a valued member of the Hospitalist Care Team.  Donna is Board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  
 
 



Bridgett McGrath, PABridget A. McGrath, PA-C
Bridget completed her Physician Assistant training at Butler University. She joined Schneck Medical Center in 2014 and is a valued member of the Hospitalist Care Team. Bridget is Board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.





Keri Wingler, PAKeri L. Wingler, PA-C
Alex completed her Physician Assistant training at Indiana University.  She joined Schneck Medical Center in 2016 and is a valued member of the Hospitalist Care Team.  Keri is Board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.  
 
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