Terinell Beaver, M.D. is a board-certified internist and has been practicing with The Medical Group in Germantown since March 2008. Before joining The Medical Group, she practiced with Bartlett Internal Medicine. Dr. Beaver received her bachelor’s degree from Rhodes College and her Medical Degree from The University of Tennessee Medical School.
Dr. Beaver completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Baptist Memorial Hospital. She also completed a fellowship in Geriatrics at The University of Tennessee. She currently serves as courtesy staff at Baptist Memorial Hospitals and Methodist Hospitals.
During her internal medicine career, she has served as Director of the Geriatric Rehabilitation Unit at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Clinical Instructor and Assistant Professor at The University of Tennessee, and Director of the Intermediate Care Unit in the Department of Geriatrics at the Veterans Affairs.
Dr. Beaver is now accepting new patients at The Medical Group in Germantown. The Medical Group is open Monday through Saturday and also offers a walk-in clinic. For more information, call 901-726-0200.
Role model? My role model is Dr. David Holloway of Stern Clinic. I trained at Baptist Hospital and did my outpatient clinic rotation with him for two years. He had a great relationship with his patients, many of whom were long-term patients. He was integrated in all aspects of their health, not just their cardiovascular health. He knew their family members and even in some cases, their neighbors. He always made time for his patients and still enjoys practicing today.
What motivates you? Striving to provide the best possible care for my patients motivates me.
If you were not a doctor? I’d go fishing on the beach!
How do you maintain a work/life balance? Being in a group practice enable me to carve out definite times that I am not at the office. When I come back, I’m recharged; but I’ve learned that life happens whether or not you’re at work or not.
What is the most exciting medical breakthrough you’ve witnessed in your career? Gene therapy. The possibility of helping patients before the onset of symptoms is unbelievable.
What is your favorite quote? Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”
How do you actively support the community? I practice medicine full-time. My family is active in supporting our church and our daughter’s school.
Where do you see your specialty in 10 years?More focused on preventive care and the maintenance of optimal health.
My patients……inspire me to be a better physician.
Good health advice? Establish a relationship with a primary care provider. Do everything you can to keep yourself healthy.