Dr. Nam Do, Melissa Aguirre-Holland, and Dana Davenport are committed to providing high quality, compassionate, and evidence-based adult medical care to the Amarillo community and the Texas Panhandle. Our medical staff is working diligently to meet your needs, however acute or chronic they may be. We would like to provide you a medical home where all of your care will be coordinated. Should an acute problem arise, please give us a call. Our staff will accommodate your needs and will get you an appointment on the same day when possible. In addition, we are members of Amarillo Medical Specialists and the Accountable Care Organization. We work together collaboratively with other physicians to reduce medical costs while striving to improve medical care. With changes in today’s medicine, we are no longer able to continue providing care for our patients in the hospital as we did in the past while maintaining a full office practice. However, we will coordinate your care with the hospitalists at both BSA and NWTH should you require hospitalization. The hospitalists are trained internists whose primary job is to diagnose, to treat, and to work with other specialists while you are in the hospital. They communicate with us while you are in the hospital and make appropriate follow up appointments with us after discharge for the continuity of your care.
What is an internist?
An internist is a specialist who applies scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. The internist is equipped to cope with whatever problem a patient brings-no matter how common or rare, or how simple or complex. He or she is specially trained to solve difficult problems and to deal with severe chronic illnesses and situations where many different illnesses may occur at the same time. This specialist also brings to patients an understanding of disease prevention and the promotion of health, women’s health, substance abuse, mental health, as well as effective treatment of common problems involving every part of the human body. An internist is also known as the patient’s primary care provider. When the medical specialists or subspecialists are involved, the internist coordinates the patient’s care and manages challenging medical problems associated with that care.