Vanessa Garcia-Chen, M.D.

Hospital Medicine

 Vanessa Garcia-Chen M.D.
Certification: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Residency: Internal Medicine - Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, SD

Vanessa Chen, M.D. joined CHI Health Clinic on September 1, 2013. Prior to joining CHI Health Clinic, Dr Chen was Chief Resident in her Internal Medicine Residency Program at Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota and also completed an Internship in Internal Medicine at St. Louis University Hospital. During her spare time, Dr. Chen enjoys spending time with her husband who is a surgeon in the Air Force, stationed at Offutt Air Force Base.

Hospital Medicine Information

A hospitalist is a board-certified internal medicine physician who closely monitors the delivery of care for hospital patients from admission to discharge. They work collaboratively with primary care providers and specialists by providing information and feedback on patients’ conditions. Upon discharge, the primary care provider is informed of the discharge and provided with a complete medical report, including prescribed medications and recommendations for outpatient care.

Hospitalists are in-house specialists and therefore do not accept appointments.