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William H. Light

William H. Light, MD

Specializing in Internal Medicine

Regions

  • BMG

Education

Medical School

University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Memphis, TN; 1979

Residency

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis; Memphis, TN; 1985

Internship

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth; Portsmouth, VA; 1980

Awards, Certifications & Memberships

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Physicians
  • American Medical Society
  • Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified
  • Certified Physician Builder for Epic EMR; 2013

Medical Career

Treatments and services provided

Patient care, a few minor procedures only.

Diseases and conditions treated

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Diseases of aging
  • Hypertension
  • Lipid disorders

Specialty interests

Health information technology

Languages Spoken

English

Meet The Doctor

What can a patient expect when they have you as a doctor?

They can expect care and compassion, a team approach to medical care and efficiency of practice (minimal wait times or inconveniences). They can also expect the leveraging of technology (such as electronic medical records and the web portal My Chart) to optimize communication and scheduling. Lastly, they can expect grey hair and experience.

What is the most important factor in a doctor-patient relationship and why?

I feel the most important factor is mutual trust and respect. Trust that I will do everything I can to find out your problem and get you to the correct test or specialist if necessary. I can trust you to follow through on test referrals or medications, or to let me know if you cannot or choose to not follow through with them.

What hobbies or activities do you enjoy when you're not working?

I enjoy raising Heirloom tomatoes, pretending to exercise and hating grass-cutting.

What about your line of work do you find the most rewarding and why?

I think I find it most rewarding when someone comes in for a follow-up visit and the medical problem is under better control or resolved, and they feel better!

Bio

Dr. William Light is a board-certified physician who joined Baptist Medical Group in 2011. Dr. Light specializes in internal medicine and cares for patients in the Germantown, TN area at his practice, The Light Clinic.

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