Yvette S. Crossing, MD
I speak: English
My gender: Female
Where I practice
As the youngest of three children, I observed my physician father and nurse mother operate a 100-bed nursing home facility in Lexington, Ky. I witnessed, firsthand, the many fascinating aspects of geriatric and acute care, not to mention the inner workings of a successful business operation. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky and later attended the University of Louisville Medical School. I moved to Atlanta to do an internship in internal medicine with Emory University and then a residency in internal medicine at Georgia Baptist Hospital. The highlight of my residency was receiving the Outstanding Resident Award during my final year of training. Atlanta has been a wonderful place to raise children and practice medicine. After over two decades, I consider this my second home.
About my practice
Internal medicine is an intriguing specialty and has provided me a wonderful opportunity to reduce health care disparities in various patient populations. I have a special interest in women's health care issues and diabetic care. I encourage our members to engage, participate and take ownership of their health care. I welcome and value their input. Medicine should be a team approach with the patient being the focus and center of the team.
How I thrive
My children are the true joys of my life. In my spare time, I focus on spending time with them, walking my dogs, exercising, attending church, sewing and participating with a local mothers' group.