Dr. Ralph Compton MD
Geriatric Medicine Physicians — Berea, KYContact Dr. Ralph Compton
Dr. Ralph Compton specializes in geriatric medicine, family practice in Berea, Kentucky. Details of Dr. Compton's 33 years experience as an MD, his hospital affiliation and education at University of Virginia are available on your free doctor report.
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305 Estill St
Berea, KY 40403
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Dr. Ralph Compton identified specializing in
Geriatric MedicineGeriatric Medicine
An internist with special knowledge of the aging process and special skills in the diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive, and rehabilitative aspects of illness in the elderly. This specialist cares for geriatric patients in the patient's home, the office, long-term care settings such as nursing homes, and the hospital. and Family PracticeFamily Practice
A family physician is concerned with the total health care of the individual and the family, and is trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages. The family physician receives a broad range of training that includes internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, and geriatrics. Special emphasis is placed on prevention and primary care of entire families, utilizing consultations and community resources when appropriate..
A hospital affiliation covers any doctor who has an affiliation, association or admitting privilege with a hospital. A doctor's particular affiliation to a specific hospital can translate to the overall quality of that provider.
Dr. Compton is affiliated with 1 hospital:
Saint Joseph Berea
305 Estill St
EducationDr. Compton attended medical school at University of Virginia School of Medicine and graduated in 1980 having 33 years experience.
While there is no proven correlation between the quality of one's educational institution and the quality of one's professional competence, it is often an indicator. Medical schools have various levels of selectivity (some are harder to get into than others), and both the quality of their clinical training and level of research are measured. Additional medical training in both residency and fellowships and the facilities they are conducted at also provide a history of the doctors' level of training and experience.
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- R Compton
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