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Licking Memorial Hospitalists
Licking Memorial Hospital
1320 West Main Street
Newark, Ohio 43055
Phone: (220) 564-1791
Fax: (220) 564-1790
When a medical problem cannot be taken care of in the physician’s office and hospitalization is required, your primary care physician has partnered with Licking Memorial Hospitalists to provide care for you in the Hospital. This partnership was formed to ensure that our patients, especially those with particularly difficult or complex diagnoses, receive the best care possible.
 
Hospitalists focus on and coordinate inpatient hospital care from the time a patient is admitted until the patient is discharged. Hospitalists are internal medicine specialists who further specialize in caring for acutely ill, hospitalized patients.
 
While in the Hospital, we can answer the patient’s questions quickly and respond to your needs quickly since we are in the Hospital 24 hours-per-day and can spend more time talking with you and your family. We have an in-depth knowledge of the hospital system and are dedicated to inpatient care. We work very closely in consultation with your primary care physician and other specialists, if needed, to oversee the entire hospital stay and provide personal attention. We stay in communication with your primary care physician and provide information to the physician of any changes in condition, medications or treatment during your hospital stay.
 
Physician(s)
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Abul Ahsan, M.D., received his Medical Degree from Mymensingh Medical College in Mymensingh, Bangladesh.  He completed an internship in medicine and surgery at Mymensingh Medical College Hospital in Mymensingh, and a residency in internal medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine in Rootstown, Ohio.  He also completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at The Ohio State University in Columbus.  Dr. Ahsan is board certified in internal medicine. 
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Maruf A. Ali, M.D., received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Jimma University in Jimma, Ethiopia.  He completed an internal medicine residency at Addis Ababa University in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  He also completed an internship and internal medicine residency at Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  Dr. Ali is board certified in internal medicine. 
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Khanh Dang, M.D., received his Medical Degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. He completed his residency at Akron City Hospital/ Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio. Dr. Dang is board certified in internal medicine.
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Abdul-Karim Elhabyan, M.D., received his Medical Degree at the University of Aleppo Medical School in Aleppo, Syria. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Charleston Area Medical Center (West Virginia University) in Charleston, West Virginia. Dr. Elhabyan is board certified in internal medicine.
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Jesse M. Ewald, M.D., received his Medical Degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio.  He completed a residency in internal medicine at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.  Dr. Ewald is board certified in internal medicine. 
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Gabrielle A. Farkas, D.O., received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri.  She completed an internship and internal medicine residency at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe.  
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Bassam Kret, M.D., earned his Medical Degree from Damascus University Medical School in Damascus, Syria. He completed his internal medicine residency at St. Joseph Mercy – Oakland in Pontiac, Michigan. Dr. Kret is board certified in internal medicine.
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May U. Mbah, M.D., received her Medical Degree at University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria. She completed an internship in internal medicine and a residency in internal medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. She is board certified in internal medicine.
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Nawar Saieg, M.D., received his medical degree from Tishreen College of Medicine in Lattakia, Syria. He completed an internal medicine residency at Damascus University in Damascus, Syria, and another internal medicine residency at Western Reserve Care System/Forum Health in Youngstown, Ohio, through Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. Dr. Saieg is board certified in internal medicine.
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Jamie A. Rhodes, D.O., received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove, Illinois.  She completed a residency in internal medicine at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.  She is board certified in internal medicine.
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Phillip G. Savage, D.O., earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Pikeville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Savage is board certified in internal medicine.

Licking Memorial Infectious Disease
Licking Memorial Hospital
1320 West Main Street
Newark, Ohio 43055

An infectious disease physician earns board certification in infectious medicine – a subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on diagnosing and managing infections.  These experts play a vital role in patient care and safety and frequently are called upon to help diagnose unknown ailments and assist in managing difficult, unusual, or complicated infections.  The discipline of infectious disease medicine requires an extensive understanding of bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections and the symptoms that a patient may exhibit.   Physicians also gain knowledge about medicines to combat infections, antibiotic resistance and vaccines to become uniquely equipped to deal with the environmental, occupational and host factors that lead to infection.
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Rachel L. DeMita, received her medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo.  She completed an internal medicine residency at Riverside Methodist Hospital and a fellowship in infectious disease at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.  She is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease.