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Horizon Medical Center Welcomes New Physician

Dickson, TN – July 20, 2011 – John Marshall, CEO at Horizon Medical Center, is pleased to welcome a new physician to our medical staff.  Dr. Ling Yu with Nephrologists Associates will join Dr. Ashish Soni and Dr. Douglas Linfert in the Dickson office.

A nephrologist is a physician who has been trained in the diagnosis and management of kidney disease, by regulating blood pressure, regulating electrolytes, balancing fluids in the body, and administering dialysis. Nephrologists treat many different kidney disorders including acid-base disorders, electrolyte disorders, nephrolithiasis (kidney stones), hypertension (high blood pressure), acute kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. Nephrology is a subspecialty of internal medicine.

Dr. Yu has his medical degree from Peking University Health Science Center in Beijing, P.R. China. He then completed his residency in Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX and his Nephrology Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.  Dr. Yu is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine..

For an appointment, call TriStar MedLine at 615-342-1919 or 800-242-5662.

The medical facility, from which Horizon Medical Center evolved, opened with 58 beds in 1958 and the hospital has been providing sophisticated medical and surgical care to the community for over 50 years.  Today,  Horizon Medical Center, part of the TriStar Family of Hospitals, is a 157- bed medical center that offers the latest expertise and technology in areas including interventional cardiology, outpatient imaging, cancer and IMRT radiation treatment, and many surgical specialties.. The medical center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center recently received full accreditation from the American College of Surgeons with 9 commendations. 

Horizon Medical Center is the only Accredited Chest Pain Center in Dickson and surrounding counties, increasing the likelihood of survival in a cardiac emergency by  37 percent.  For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by Horizon Medical Center or TriStar Health System, call TriStar MedLine at 342-1919 or visit the website at and choose Horizon Medical Center.

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