• Northern Welcomes Dr. Alan Tripp General Surgery


    Dr. Alan Tripp Joins the Surgical Staff of Northern Regional Hospital

    Dr. Alan Tripp has joined the General Surgery Department of Northern Regional Hospital, effective January 1, 2020.   Prior to his appointment at Northern, Dr. Tripp served as Chief of the Surgery Department of Methodist Surgical Services, in Henderson, Kentucky.

    “We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Tripp to the surgical staff of Northern,” said Chris A. Lumsden, President & Chief Executive Officer of Northern Regional Hospital, in announcing the appointment. “Dr. Tripp’s extensive experience as a board-certified general surgeon, his demonstrated commitment to surgical excellence, and his passion for patient-centered care positions him well to help further advance the quality and quantity of surgical procedures and services available to the patients and communities we serve.”
    In his new role, Dr. Tripp is one of three board-certified general surgeons in the busy and growing practice of Northern General Surgery. “I look forward to working with colleagues Dr. Scott Corbin and Dr. David Jackson, as well as the other members of the surgical team and practice site,” said Dr. Tripp. “My surgical partners and I seem to share a similar practice style – which should help ensure continuity-of-care and further enhance our collective ability to meet patients’ needs.”
    Dr. Tripp emphasizes that his priority is to provide quality, safe care to his patients while also helping them with the decision-making process. “I’m not there to be forceful,” he explains.“My job is to give my patients the information they need and help them come to a decision that’s right for them. For me, it’s always about the patient – from the time I see them in my office, while they’re in the OR, and until they’re released from my care, I always keep in mind that they’re someone’s father, brother, son, mother, sister, or daughter.”

    Dr. Tripp notes that one of the reasons he chose to relocate to Northern Regional Hospital is because of its state-of-the-art Surgery Center and four fully-integrated Operating Rooms. “The hospital went above and beyond to make sure they have the best facilities available so the surgeons and surgical team can provide the best care possible to patients,” he says.
    The surgeons of Northern General Surgery treat over 3,500 patients each year; and offer a comprehensive menu of general surgical services – including colon surgery, breast surgery (including mastectomies), gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, hemorrhoid surgery, hernia repair, and minor dermatological procedures.
    A native of Kansas, Dr. Tripp’s interest in becoming a physician – and, in particular, a surgeon – began during his undergraduate student days at Washburn University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1992. His interest was further reinforced while working as an orderly and surgical tech at a hospital in Topeka, where he was able to interact more closely with the surgeons on staff.
    Dr. Tripp earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 1999 from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. One year later, after completing his general rotating internship, the young physician began an intensive, four-year, General Surgery residency program at Grandview Hospital, the major teaching hospital affiliated with Ohio University, in Dayton. During this time, he served as Chief Surgery Resident for the last two years of his residency; and also earned the “Best Senior Resident Research Project for the State of Ohio CORE” Award.
    In addition to his most recent leadership position with Methodist Surgical Services, Dr. Tripp has shared his surgical skills and expertise with patients at a number of healthcare facilities throughout the Midwestern and Appalachian regions of the country – including significant positions at Fayette County Memorial Hospital (Ohio), Indiana General Surgery (Indiana), and Oak Ridge Surgeons (Tennessee).
    Board-certified by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons, Dr. Tripp is also a member of a number of national professional organizations, including the American Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons.
    He and his family – including wife Camissa, a registered nurse; and three children (Jacob, Connor and Emma) – have relocated to the Mount Airy area.  Once they’re settled in, he says they will resume traveling as a family – which, he laughs, has typically involved “the kid things” – such as a rowing camp at the Naval Academy and, more currently, attending band competitions.
    For now, though, he’s excited about rolling up his sleeves and helping treat patients at Northern Regional Hospital who may require his surgical expertise. 
    For more information about Northern General Surgery, visit our website at www.choosenorthern.org/generalsurgery or call 336-789-9176
    About Northern
    Northern Regional Hospital, a 133-bed hospital, is an independently operated award winning facility with a number of outpatient service locations including physician specialists, pharmacy, and fitness center. Northern Medical Group is the hospital’s network of primary care and specialty providers delivering a comprehensive array of services to meet the needs of the community. Northern Regional Hospital is a certified Stroke Center of Excellence and is recognized for distinction in patient safety and quality, receiving multiple honors including being named a Top 10% hospital in the nation for medical excellence. Northern is also ranked as a Top 100 Great Community Hospital by Beckers’ Institute and a 4-Star Hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. The state-of-the art Surgery Center houses a wide range of inpatient and outpatient procedures including orthopedics, gynecology, gastroenterology, urological, surgeries of the eye, and other general surgeries. Founded in 1957, Northern Regional Hospital is located in Mount Airy, North Carolina and serves the northwest Piedmont region of NC and neighboring counties in southwest Virginia. For more information visit www.choosenorthern.org. 


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