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Robert E. Beach, M.D.
Professor, Division of Nephrology

Robert E. Beach, M.D.

Robert E. Beach, M.D.
Professor Emeritus, Division of Nephrology
John McGovern Scholar of Oslerian Medicine
Paul R. Stalnaker, M.D., Distinguished Professor of
Internal Medicine

University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-0562
Phone: 409.772.1811


Dr. Beach is currently the Director of Clinical Research and of the Home Dialysis Program in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension. In addition, he is the Paul Stalnaker, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine and Scholar Emeritus, John McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine. He has received numerous institutional, state, and national awards for his clinical care and teaching. He continues to have an active clinical practice. He has previously been the assistant Dean for Educational Affairs, Director of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, and Program Director of the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program.

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The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.

Currently available protocols are:
  • CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Order set
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
  • General Medicine Admission
  • Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
  • MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
  • Oral Analgesic Medications
  • Parenteral Opioids
  • Sepsis, Adult ICU
  • 111 - Stroke Alert
  • 112 - Stroke Activation
  • 300086 - Stroke Floor Admission
  • 3000000001 -  Stroke Critical care without tPA
  • 300088 Stroke - Transfer from Critical care to floor
  • 3004002 - Stroke Discharge

All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.

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