Andrea Hackel, M.D.

Dr. Hackel is an experienced post acute care-geriatrician with Baptist Medical Group-Senior Health. Post acute care-geriatricians such as Dr. Hackel specialize in providing skilled and compassionate care to mature adults in a variety of settings, including longterm nursiing facilities and skilled nursing units.

Medical Education
Duke University, School of Medicine
Durham, NC

Residency
Internal Medicine
George Washington University Medical Center
Washington, D.C.

Fellowship
George Washington University Medical Center
Washington, D.C.
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Board Certifications
Internal Medicine; Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine
Professional Memberships
American College of Physicians
American Geriatrics Society, Florida Geriatrics Society
Florida Medical Association
Escambia County Medical Society
Clinical Specialties
Geriatrics

Additional Information
Post-acute and long-term care physicians are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide patients with ongoing and immediate care in rehab and nursing facility settings. They assess and treat medical conditions, coordinate care and may consult specialists to assist with patient care as needed. They do not accept appointments.

Meet your Doctor

What led you to become a doctor or choose your focus of medicine?
I found my niche in geriatrics because I believe wisdom usually comes from experience. It is a privilege to have the elderly share their wealth of diverse experiences with me.

What about your line of work do you find most rewarding and why?
Senior citizens are a heterogeneous and challenging group. The frailest among them develop multiple illnesses requiring multiple medications, and the resulting complex interactions require a thorough and careful approach. The more challenging the problem, the greater the satisfaction in finding solutions.

In your opinion, what’s the most important factor in a doctor-patient relationship?
Trust.

What can a patient expect when they have you as a doctor?
That I will learn as much about him/her as possible, with permission, through reviewing the medical record and interviewing family, friends and caregivers.

What do you find most encouraging about the work you do?
I feel I make the greatest impact when I educate, and thus empower a patient or the family to make good health care choices.

Describe one of the top ways you ensure each patient receives the quality, personal health care he/she deserves.
I choose to work at only those rehab and long-term care facilities where I find a strong interdisciplinary team that communicates well with each other and where I trust the staff to carry out my orders, to assess and report significant changes and to have a caring attitude.

Do you have any specific medical interests?
Dementia, osteoporosis, syncope and cardiovascular disease.