Dr. Thomas Schalcosky Joins Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, VERO BEACH: Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital welcomes family medicine physician Thomas V. Schalcosky, DO, DPM, FAAFP. Dr. Schalcosky earned a degree in podiatric medicine at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, and completed a podiatric and surgical residency at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. He earned his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, Virginia. He completed his internship at Richmond Heights General Hospital in Richmond Heights, Ohio, and his family practice residency at the University of Virginia at Lynchburg.

Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Schalcosky has received 22 Cleveland Clinic Caregiver Awards and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He founded and organized medical mission trips to treat underserved and at-risk populations in Brazil, and his work on prostate cancer screening has been published in the Journal for Clinical Oncology.

Dr. Schalcosky, who will serve as Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital’s Director of Primary Care, held several leadership positions while practicing at Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital in Warrensville Heights, Ohio. He was medical director and co-organizer of the hospital’s Bicycle Safety Program and a member of its Ethics, Infectious Disease and Peer Review Committee. He was an attending preceptor for family medicine residencies at Cleveland Clinic South Pointe Hospital Primary Care and Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Family Health Center.

In addition, Dr. Schalcosky served as clinical assistant professor at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was also clinical assistant professor of family medicine at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University.

Dr. Schalcosky is accepting primary care patients at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital’s Health & Wellness Center located at 3450 11th Court in Vero Beach. To schedule an appointment, call 772.794.3364.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many medical breakthroughs, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 66,000 employees are more than 4,200 salaried physicians and researchers and 16,600 nurses, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic’s health system includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 11 regional hospitals in northeast Ohio, more than 180 northern Ohio outpatient locations – including 18 full-service family health centers and three health and wellness centers – and locations in southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nev.; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2018, there were 7.9 million total outpatient visits, 238,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 220,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at clevelandclinic.org. Follow us at twitter.com/CCforMedia and twitter.com/ClevelandClinic. News and resources available at newsroom.clevelandclinic.org.

About Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital

Founded by Garnett Radin, R.N., in 1932, Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital is a 332-bed, not for profit hospital offering comprehensive medical services to the Treasure Coast community. The Welsh Heart Center, Scully-Welsh Cancer Center and Scully Endoscopy Center offer full-service programs and a multidisciplinary approach. Healthcare professionals represent specialties including orthopedic services, minimally invasive vascular surgery, neurosurgery, stroke services, robotic surgery, a state-of-the-art wound healing center, bariatric surgery and the only maternity wing in the community. The hospital features all private rooms and is the largest private-sector employer in Indian River County.