Geoffrey McGowen is a Nurse Practitioner with more than twenty years of varied experience in Nursing and patient care. His professional journey began in south Mississippi at Jones County Junior College, where he earned his associate's degree in Nursing. Geoffrey then worked as a Registered Nurse for over a decade at hospitals throughout Mississippi, including the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He earned and has maintained his specialty Board Certification as a Certified Emergency Nurse in 2004. In 2010 Geoffrey ventured to North Carolina to work as a travel nurse throughout the research triangle region, and later stayed on as a full-time Emergency Department RN at WakeMed in Raleigh, NC. While there, he earned his bachelor's degree in Nursing at Winston-Salem State University, followed up by his Masters degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After earning his masters and successfully gaining his national certification through AANP, Geoffrey moved to South Carolina and began serving as an in-patient Nurse Practitioner at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for an in-patient Trauma-Surgery service. He has also worked at TinkBird Healthcare Staffing and at Medical Doctor Associates, both in South Carolina providing full-time coverage as an out-patient rural-based Primary Care Practitioner. In 2016, Geoffrey moved to Chattanooga Tennessee and joined the Erlanger Health System family providing specialty Urological services in an academic setting. In September 2017, Geoffrey left Erlanger to work for American Physician Partners, based out of Brentwood, TN, which provides staffing services to rural-based ERs in middle and southeast Tennessee. His primary station became St. Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville. He also began working for Team Health in other locations. Geoffrey McGowen has experience in both acute and chronic health conditions, as well as in trauma care and emergency settings. He has provided critical care in a variety of settings throughout the Southeastern United States as a helicopter flight nurse and was a leading staff member of the only tertiary-care Level One Trauma Center in the state of Mississippi. His approach to wellness is informed not only by his extensive educational background, but by his long career serving patients and tackling a diversity of cases from his early days in the medical-surgical ward to serving as the primary health provider for rural community health centers and family practice clinics. In every stage of his career, Geoffrey has emphasized how community and health together are crucial to patient outcomes.
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I function proficiently as a highly skilled Nurse Practitioner to serve patients and their families in maintaining and preserving health and wellness, as well as preventing and treating both chronic and acute illness and injury. I know that educating and empowering patients and their significant supporters is key to achieving positive health outcomes.
Geoffrey McGowen does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Geoffrey McGowen's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Acute Abdominal Pain
Benign Prostate Diseases
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Abscess Incision and Drainage
CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
Soft Tissue Injections
Suture Soft Tissue Wound
Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA)
Venous Access Creation and Care
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Tennessee.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Jones County Junior College
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
Winston-Salem State University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2011
University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Medical School | Graduated 2014
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Awards & Honors
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Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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