correctional medicine


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correctional medicine

The field of medical care which addresses the health needs of prisoners serving sentences in correctional facilities

des·mot·e·ric med·i·cine

(des'mō-ter'ik med'i-sin)
The branch of medical practice that deals with health problems in prison inmates.
Synonym(s): correctional medicine.
[G. desmōtērion, prison, fr. deo, to bind, + -ic]

correctional medicine

Health care provided to inmates of prisons and jails.
See also: medicine
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May started working in correctional medicine during his internal medicine residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, where he accepted an opportunity to moonlight at the Cook County Jail.
Prior to this role, he has held many leadership positions in correctional medicine over the past 18 years, such as vice president of clinical affairs for a private vendor, regional medical director and site medical director at both adult and juvenile facilities.
an organization that provides emergency department, hospitalist, urgent care, occupational medicine, and correctional medicine management and staffing services.
Davis has also served as Louisiana State Medical Director for Correctional Medicine Systems and as the Medical Director for Jackson Barracks Corrections Facility.
He then worked as an emergency medicine physician for 20 years before returning to correctional medicine in 2002 as a staff physician at Northeast Oklahoma Correctional Center.
Correctional Medicine -- for ACPE members interested in exchanging information about issues and challenges in delivering care in correctional settings.
To date, CEP includes more than 900 providers, 50 Emergency Departments, and 19 Ambulatory Care Practices including occupational health and correctional medicine sites.
There are many valid and meaningful criteria that make correctional medicine a very competitive career choice.
JD, professor and chairman, Department of Surgery, professor and chairman, Division of Correctional Medicine, professor of public health, Nova Southeastern University-COM, Ft.
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