Dickson County, TN Health & Wellness

Residents have access to many top medical facilities

By
Braxton Shoop
On Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 00:49

It's easy to have a healthy outlook in Dickson County, where residents have many convenient options for high-quality health care thanks to outpatient clinics, primary care facilities, and rehabilitative and assisted-living institutions.

TriStar Horizon Medical Center

Dickson’s primary care hospital is the 157-bed TriStar Horizon Medical Center, which has served Dickson for more than 50 years. It delivers services such as advanced diagnostic imaging, cardiac disease prevention and treatment and surgical intervention. The hospital has earned accreditation as both a chest pain center and primary stroke center.

In June 2015, the hospital also opened a new stand-alone emergency room on the campus of Natchez Imaging Center on Natchez Park Drive, one mile south of Interstate 40. The new Natchez ER has eight beds, is open 24 hours a day every day and offers quicker access for patients in areas south of Dickson.

Dickson's Specialty Care Facilities

Dickson’s specialty providers deliver services beyond those of traditional health care. Its most prominent specialized provider is the TriStar Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, a nationally renowned cancer treatment and research facility. Sarah Cannon uses a community-based approach that sources the best possible treatments from its expansive resource network.

Select Physical Therapy is part of the Select Medical chain, which contains more than 1,000 centers throughout the country. Select Medical has two clinics in Dickson that offer numerous rehabilitative programs in areas like concussion management, prenatal and postpartum rehabilitation, and spine dysfunction.

St. Thomas Health's Outpatient Rehabilitation provides several advanced rehabilitation programs involving aquatic, neurological and speech therapies.

Olive Branch Senior Living has served Dickson for more than 15 years. It offers full dining services, daily assistance with medicine, a 24-hour emergency call system and more.

NHC Dickson is a locally operated affiliate of National HealthCare Corp., and it delivers comprehensive health care, rehabilitative and senior living services in its 205-bed facility.

Dickson Health & Rehab specializes in elder and rehabilitative care and focuses on patient care as well as enrichment.

Dickson's Outpatient Clinics

Outpatient clinics give Dickson residents convenient medical alternatives. Dickson Medical Associates Express Care Clinics provide immediate care for common, non-emergency ailments, while Urgent Medical Care treats similar minor ailments and supplies additional services like DOT physicals, weight-loss programs and pre-employment physicals. Optimum Internal Medicine & Pediatrics welcomes walk-in patients of all ages with acute or chronic medical needs.

Dickson Medical Associates

Dickson Medical Associates is one of the largest multi-specialty, physician-owned medical groups in Tennessee. Its practice includes 23 physicians and six mid-level providers, and among its specialty services are nuclear medicine, laser and skin care, and a state-of-the-art sleep center.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Braxton, born and raised in Nashville, holds a B.A. in political science from David Lipscomb University and a Juris Doctorate from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Alabama.