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New Family Medicine Physician Joins BMC Medical Group at Lower Bucks Hospital

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New Family Medicine Physician Joins BMC Medical Group at Lower Bucks Hospital

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New Family Medicine Physician Joins BMC Medical Group at Lower Bucks Hospital

Bristol, PA (11/01/2021)– Rita K. George, DO., board-certified in family medicine, has joined BMC Medical Group at Lower Bucks Hospital.

Dr. George specializes in a wide variety of conditions, and injuries. She treats significant diseases and conditions including cold and flu, asthma and allergies, ear and eye infections, diabetes, high blood pressure, minor wound care, and muscle tears and sprains.

“I am incredibly excited to work at Lower Bucks Hospital’s Community Health Center and thankful for the opportunity to join the BMC Medical Group team,” said Dr. George. “I am looking forward to forming lasting relationships with my patients and giving back to the community.”

Dr. George graduated with honors from Villanova University, in, PA in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. While at Villanova, she was a laboratory assistant in cell biology and physiology. After completing her undergraduate degree, she received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Harrogate, Tennessee in 2018. Dr. George completed her Family Medicine Residency at Lonesome Pine, in Big Stone Gap, VA., in June 2021. While in residency, she was working at Wellmont Physician Services (currently called Ballad Health) as a resident physician.

While in school, Dr. George volunteered at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA, as a pre-medical volunteer, attending weekly seminars with physicians and shadowed physicians and physician assistants in the emergency department and in surgery. She also volunteered with Abington Memorial Hospitals Elder Life Program (HELP). Dr. George was also a part of the Rostro De Cristo Mission Trip, in Duran, Ecuador, where she led activities for after-school programs and met with patients living in rehabilitation centers for Hansen’s disease.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. George to Lower Bucks Hospital’s BMC Medical Group and the Lower Bucks Hospitals Community Health Center,” said Dorothy Patzek, chief operations officer of Prime Healthcare Pennsylvania Regions Medical Group. “Family medicine is an essential component of whole-patient care, and we know Dr. George will be an asset to our patients and team.”

Dr. George holds certifications and advanced trainings in emergency medical technicians, FEMA ICS-100 and FEMA ICS-200, pediatric advanced life support (PALS), neonatal resuscitation programs (NRP), basic life support (BLS), and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).

BMC Medical Group provides high quality preventive, medical management, diagnosis and treatment of general medical conditions, diseases, and disorders.

Dr. George is currently accepting new patients at Lower Bucks Hospitals Community Health Center at 501 Bath Road, 3rd floor, Bristol, PA 19007. She will have office hours on Mondays from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Tuesday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 215-785-9677 or visit https://www.lowerbuckshosp.com/our-services/community-health-center/

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About Lower Bucks Hospital: Lower Bucks Hospital is a community hospital, serving the Lower Bucks County region with medical, surgical, and emergency care. Located in historic Bristol, Pennsylvania, the Hospital is well-known for its knowledgeable medical staff, including cardiology, orthopedics, radiology, wound care, and general surgery. The hospital has more than 200 physicians on staff, as well as another 700 employees. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Lower Bucks Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology. Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 45 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol, and Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County.

About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fourteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past six years. To learn more, please visit www.primehealthcare.com