Holly Lynch, DO, says that as a child, she aspired to be a teacher. That goal, she says, carried her through years of school and training and guided her toward the path of family medicine.
“I hope to act as a teacher to my patients to help them understand all aspects of their care, including the importance of preventive care and understanding their diagnoses and treatments,” says Lynch. “I want to encourage patients to be advocates for their own health.”
Lynch is a family medicine physician who recently joined Hamilton Physician Group – Murray Campus.
Lynch completed medical training at Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tenn. She completed her residency at Houston Healthcare Family Medicine in Warner Robbins, Ga.
“As a primary care provider, patients will rely on me to coordinate their care and explain their conditions or illnesses with honest responses and in a way they can understand,” Lynch says. “I believe it is important to open up the lines of communication from the very first visit.”
Lynch says she chose family medicine because she always loved learning how and why things work.
“In the healthcare field, I get to apply these principles to the human body and teach patients some of the things I have learned,” says Lynch. “In return, I can learn even more from the patients.”
Lynch’s favorite hobby since childhood, is getting lost in a good book. She also enjoys cooking, traveling and exploring and supporting local businesses. She says she and her husband cherish their time together as well as spending time with friends and family.