Cox Branson Welcomes New Hospitalist

Cox Medical Center Branson welcomes Digantkumar Paghdal, MD, the center’s newest hospitalist.

Since 2011, Dr. Paghdal has been completing his internal medicine residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida. During that time, Dr. Paghdal received extensive experience in managing adult and geriatric patients with a variety of chronic conditions.

At Cleveland Clinic Florida, he also worked in the intensive care unit where he gained invaluable experience in managing unstable patients. Aside from caring for patients, Dr. Paghdal has also taught third and fourth year medical students.

“I’m extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Digantkumar Paghdal to our hospitalist team,” said Cox Medical Center Branson Chief Medical Officer Brian Clonts, MD. “Dr. Paghdal comes from a world-renowned training program in internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic.

“As a hospitalist, Dr. Paghdal will specialize in providing expert, efficient and attentive care for hospitalized patients and he will respond quickly when the patient’s condition changes. He also keeps his patients’ primary care physicians and loved ones informed about the patients’ conditions as they change.”

Dr. Paghdal said he was originally drawn to Cox Medical Center Branson because he could be close to his brother who resides in Oklahoma and he liked the size of the hospital.

“This is a good-sized facility where everyone knows everyone and I had a good feeling from the start,” he said. “It is a very nice group of people who work here.”

Dr. Paghdal explained that he was drawn to inpatient care for a number of reasons.

“With inpatient medicine, you can really make a difference,” he explained. “It makes you think about everything, the whole patient and the whole picture and you have to come up with the best plan of care for that patient.”

Dr. Paghdal, who is originally from India, said he is quickly learning to love the Ozarks.

“I like the people around town and everyone is very friendly,” he said.

Dr. Paghdal’s wife, Derangi, is preparing for dental school.

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