Caring, Kindness, and Collaboration…………
Doctor Douglas, DO MEET CARY ANN BAilEY, ACNP-BC
I worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse for 14 years at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale in the emergency room and with the Prairie Cardiovascular Doctors in the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. I went to Vanderbilt University and obtained my master’s degree as an Acute Care Adult Nurse Practitioner graduating in August 2011. Despite finding out in October 2011 that I had early onset Parkinson’s disease I worked 2 years as a hospitalist. Gaining state recognition in this Pioneering Hospitalist role, Springfield honored Marshall Browning Hospital by awarding then top honors for Illinois Critical Access Hospital Networks first-ever hospital Innovation of the Year competition for its Advanced Practice Practitioner (only me) Hospitalist program.
3 years ago I took off to have a Deep Brain stimulator placed for my Parkinson’s symptoms. I took this so serious that while in the preoperative phase I trained for a 5K, 2 months after my surgery I completed this in St. louis in 40 min running. About 1 month postoperative I began to have severe continuous left arm and hand pain that was found to be Regional Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS). I never imagined so much pain. After 3 years of procedures and therapy, I am doing a lot better and have now returned to work at Doug Brown’s Family Medicine, LLC. This is family medicine at its best with an efficient and courteous staff, and a very knowledgeable physician whom is a dear friend. Join our family….We are accepting new patients.