Navneet Sharma, M.D. Hospitalist
J.C. Blair Welcomes New Hospitalist
J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Hospitalist Navneet Sharma, M.D. to its medical staff. “This hospitalist program will further elevate the existing quality of care already provided to the community at J.C. Blair. Dr. Sharma brings a wealth of experience both clinically and administratively. We are very excited he has joined our hospital family,” shared J.C. Blair Interim President and CEO Lisa Mallon. Dr. Sharma joins the J.C. Blair Medical Services, Inc. physician group and will serve as the medical director of the hospitalist program.
Dr. Sharma has over seven years’ experience as a hospitalist. Board certified in internal medicine and hospital medicine, Dr. Sharma most recently practiced as a hospitalist at Healthspring/Bravohealth, Inc. in Philadelphia. Prior to that, he practiced in North Carolina, and at Dubois Regional Medical Center and Pottstown Memorial Medical Center in Pennsylvania.
“This small community hospital has the potential to have a really good hospitalist program,” said Dr. Sharma. “The medical staff is excellent. People are friendly. The hospitalist program has good support from subspecialties including cardiology and gastroenterology with orthopedics coming in the future. It’s going in the right direction, and I am excited to be here.”
Dr. Sharma completed a residency at the University of Pittsburgh and an internship at Pinnacle Health System, Harrisburg. He earned his M.B.B.S. from the University of Bombay, Seth G.S. Medical College, Bombay, India.
As a hospitalist, Dr. Sharma 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.
Dr. Sharma is relocating to Huntingdon with his wife and two children, ages six and three. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors, running and swimming. He and his wife also share a passion for photography.
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.