Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Bartley received his medical degree from the Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed an internship at the University of Tennessee and three years of internal medicine training at St. Lukes Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Bartley also served with the United States Air Force and practiced for four years with the U.S. Public Health Service.
An internist who specializes in the care of adult patients knows there are three reasons why you should have a checkup, even if you are feeling well: To detect unrecognized disease; to establish an ongoing doctor-patient relationship in which you can be advised about a healthy lifestyle; and to provide reassurance peace of mind that cannot be measured in dollars.
Preventive medicine is an important part of the internists approach to heath care. Through periodic reviews of the patients health, the internist can focus on early detection of potential problems. Preventive medicine also includes adult immunizations.
Your internist is also dedicated to diagnosing and treating illness, whether you have a common cold or a more serious problem. His goal is to treat the source of patients illnesses through medicine or procedures other than surgery. When a specialist in another field of medicine should be consulted, your internist will refer you to a competent physician in the required field.
Dr. Bartley provides a wide range of services including: routine Pap smear and checkup; treatment for acute accidental back injury, and weight-loss counseling. Many minor surgical and diagnostic procedures can be performed in the office. For those which cannot, the doctor will refer the patient to a specialist who can manage the problem.
An informed patient is a more satisfied patient.
Educating patients is an important part of the AMS philosophy. This means explaining your treatment in detail, providing you with literature on your illness or treatment, and generally making certain that you understand the care that is prescribed for you. The more informed you are, the better able you will be to participate in your progress, so we encourage questions.
We’re here when you need us.
Our office is open from 8:00am 4:30pm Monday through Friday, and we will be glad to schedule a late-afternoon or early-morning appointment at your request. If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, please notify us 24 hours in advance. If you are late for your scheduled appointment, we will try to accommodate you, but it may be necessary to reschedule.
If you have an urgent problem during office hours, call us and we will usually be able to work you into the days schedule. For urgent problems during evenings, weekends, or holidays, phone the office at (618) 463-8515 or the Medical Exchange at (800) 398-8820. Your message will be quickly relayed to us.