The Care Team
As a patient of Lehigh Valley Health Network, you’ll likely see many caregivers. These health care professionals work together to ensure you receive the best possible care throughout your journey. Here are the people you are most likely to see, and what they do to help you get better.
If a physician on your care team is board-certified, he or she chose to obtain an additional credential after medical school and residency training. Board-certified physicians have completed additional education and passed an examination to earn this credential. If one of your caregivers is fellowship-trained, the physician has had additional training in a particular area of interest.
Physical therapist: These health care professionals teach people recovering from surgery or with injuries, sprains or arthritis, how to perform exercises that will help them gain strength and mobility and prevent recurring injury.
Psychiatrist: These medical doctors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems, such as depression. They provide counseling and can prescribe medications to treat mental illness.
You will see several other caregivers and support staff if you stay in one of our hospitals. Meet the members of our inpatient team and learn how they will help you.