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Thomas Showers, D.O., Hospitalist

Thomas Showers, D.O., Hospitalist

J.C. Blair Welcomes New Hospitalist

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Hospitalist Thomas L. Shower, D.O. to its medical staff. “Dr. Showers is the first of our permanent, full-time hospitalists to start at J.C. Blair this year. We’re excited that he is here,” shared J.C. Blair Chief of Staff and Emergency Department physician A. Keith Sutton, M.D. Dr. Showers joins the J.C. Blair Medical Services, Inc. physician group.

Dr. Showers has over 25 years experience. Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Showers most recently practiced as a hospitalist with The Medicus Company which staffed J.C. Blair’s hospitalist program until a permanent hospitalist was recruited.

“After a temporary assignment at J.C. Blair, I knew I wanted to practice here on a full-time basis,” said Dr. Showers. “Everyone in Huntingdon is so friendly and welcoming. I am excited to be here.”

Dr. Showers completed an internal medicine residency and also was a Nephrology Fellow at Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his undergraduate studies at Millersville University, Lancaster, PA.

As a hospitalist, Dr. Showers cares for patients that have been admitted to J.C. Blair. He is specially trained in hospital medicine and keeps up on new hospital-based technology by practicing in the hospital every day. He and other hospitalists are readily available to talk to patients since they are always at the hospital and can expedite diagnostic tests, treatment recommendations and discharge.

For any questions about the Hospitalist program at J.C. Blair, please call J.C. Blair Medical Services Practice Administrator Cindy Wetzel at (814) 643-8556.