Dr. Handera earned his medical degree from St. Georges’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, and completed a residency at West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, W.Va. He completed a critical care and pulmonology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He is board certified in internal medicine with the American Board of Internal Medicine.
At Meritus Medical Center we use a team of hospital based medical providers known as hospitalists to care for our patients. The team consists of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who are trained in caring for patients in the hospital setting. They manage day-to-day care and provide prompt and complete attention to all patient care needs including diagnosis, treatment, and the performance of medical procedures (within their scope of practice). They facilitate collaboration, communication, and coordination with all physicians, healthcare personnel, and care team members caring for hospitalized patient. Hospitalists assist in supporting safe transitioning of patient care within the hospital, and from the hospital to the community. The hospitalist’s extensive clinical experience in caring for some of the most complex medically ill patients as well as the hospitalist’s focus on providing patient-centered care translates into safer, higher quality care for our patients.