THE VANDERBILT MEDICAL GROUP
The Vanderbilt Medical Group is comprised of all the faculty physicians and nurse practitioners who provide clinical care at Vanderbilt. More than 800 adult and pediatric, primary care, specialty and sub-specialty physicians are available for discussion of patient care, arrangement for outpatient consultation or referral for hospital admission. A full listing of clinical departments, current faculty members with their areas of expertise and telephone numbers can be found on-line at http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/refdir/. This on-line resource also provides information on Vanderbilt University Medical Center programs, satellite facilities and clinics, admissions, parking, visiting and financial counseling.
You may also call the Physician Referral Number in Nashville at 1-615-343-4444 or toll-free at 1-800-288-5000. The on-call Attending Physician may be reached through this number.
The ONCE Center has been set up to improve access to the physicians in the VMG. Physicians or patients can make one call to this Center and be efficiently directed and connected to the appropriate physician's office or practice group. The ONCE Center number is 1-615-322-3000.
The Transfer Center was created to assist referring physicians and facilities in quickly and efficiently transferring patients to Vanderbilt. It is staffed by an R.N. Transfer Nurse during regular business hours and Life Flight EMTs or Paramedics at night and on weekends. The nurse will obtain information about the patient and put the referring physician in touch with the appropriate VUMC physician. Once approval has been obtained to transfer the patient, the Transfer Nurse will handle the logistics of the transfer. The Transfer Center can be reached at 1-615-343-0976 or 1-877-236-4888.
LIFEFLIGHT EMERGENCY HELICOPTER SERVICE
Helicopter ambulance service can provide emergency transport to the Medical Center. LifeFlight's helicopters provide service for a 150 mile radius around Nashville and are stationed in Lebanon, Tullahoma, Clarksville and Mt Pleasant. LifeFlight also operates a fixed wing air ambulance for longer distance transports. They are equipped for critical care resuscitations of pediatric and adult patients. LifeFlight can be reached at 1-800-288-8111 or locally at 1-615-322-3211
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