Erlanger Primary Care - East
Setting Patients Up for Success
Although she’s been practicing medicine for 16 years, Dr. Mary DiGiulio is a recent transplant to the Chattanooga area. She explains, “My whole career up to this point has been in Army medicine, and the Army has provided me with unique experiences. I’ve worked as a physician in several different countries and have served relatively diverse populations.” No matter where she’s practicing, there’s always a constant: a passion for working with her patients. “I enjoy the opportunity to empower individuals to take control of their own health,” she shares. “Their success snowballs, their lives improve, and it’s a joy to watch.” Dr. DiGiulio wants her patients to know that she is always listening, and that she is here to support them on their journey.
Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine – Vallejo, CA
1. What does your daily routine look like?
There are work days, drill days (with the Tennessee Army National Guard), and off days, but they all start early with taking care of my cats. When I’m not working, I work on projects around the house, go to the gym, or just spend time with my family.
2. How does your staff enhance your practice?
By being friendly, welcoming, and flexible. I’m especially grateful for their patience with me as I’m learning the system here.
3. What do you see as the most exciting new development for your profession?
I believe there is a move toward a balance between holistic health and preventive medicine and the acute care model. This is better for our patients and potentially more rewarding for medical professionals.
4. Why have you chosen this field of specialty?
Family medicine physicians can provide the foundation for health of individuals and improve the health status of populations by doing what we do best: advocating, integrating, and educating.
5. What is your philosophy when it comes to the care of your patients?
Be kind, be patient, be open, and inspire optimism.