Dr. Branka Adzic

General Practitioner

Dr. Branka Adzic is an experienced General Practitioner who graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia. Apart from her studies, she attended valuable internship and externships in Serbia and the United States of America. During the internship period, she excelled in diagnosis and management of general medical problems and acute medical emergencies, coordinated care for patients at the internal medicine department with other relevant specialists, performing thorough and comprehensive history and physical examination and formulating diagnostic and therapeutic plans.

During the externship, she worked within different institutions and departments in Chicago, Il, such as: The Department of Internal Medicine at the Westlake Hospital (Resurrection Medical Centre) and the Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation both at the Cook Country Hospital and St Francis Hospital. At that time, she participated in inpatient and outpatient rounds, core conferences and lectures, and learned about integrative, high quality medical care in the United States. She then gained valuable “hands on” experience and worked under close supervision of renowned attending physicians, participating in didactic sessions and other opportunities of the medical education program.

Besides externship experience, she also worked as Medical Doctor at the RSA Medical and as Medical Doctor at the Department of Internal Medicine at the Northwest Medical and Urgent Health Care Clinic in Chicago, Il. During that period, apart from her regular General Practices routines, her duties were to:

  • Perform physical exams and interviews with patients to obtain vital information to determine risk management for getting the medical insurance
  • Provide and manage long-term, comprehensive medical care, including diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of diseases
  • Analyze records, reports, test results, or examination information to diagnose medical condition of patient
  • Manage and treat common health problems, such as infections, influenza and pneumonia, as well as serious, chronic, and complex illnesses, in adolescents, adults, and the elderly
  • Treat internal disorders, such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and problems of the lung, brain, kidney, and gastrointestinal tract
  • Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary
  • Prescribe or administer medication, therapy, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness
  • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients
  • Immunize patients to protect them from preventable diseases

After returning from the United States of America, she continued working at various departments of the Clinical Cetre of Kula in Serbia. She worked as General Practitioner in General Practice, Paediatric and Emergency Care Department.

Special interests

  • Examining patients physically, taking cultural and social sensitivities into consideration
  • Giving appropriate health education and advice to patients and carers’ to enable self-management
  • Advise patients about strategies for maintaining optimal health, including disease and accident prevention
  • Performing routine surgery, such as primary closure techniques (suturing), ingrown toenail removal, skin lesion biopsies and removal of foreign bodies from eyes, ears or wounds
  • Providing emergency care for acute coronary syndrome, cardiac arrhythmias, edema pulmonary and asthma attacks inoculate patients, including children from six weeks of age
  • Providing pre-natal and post-natal care
  • Assessment and treatment of adults and children with most on the scene-based urgent care needs: sprains, bruises, fractures, burns, lacerations, work-related injuries, etc.
  • Adult ECG studies
  • Treatment of acute intoxications and basic and advanced life support
  • Non-invasive procedures such as administering oxygen through CPR or with a ventilator, stopping bleeding, and splinting a broken bone
  • Invasive procedures such as starting intravenous lines and administering drips and drugs through them, designed to stabilize the heart and to execute procedures to facilitate breathing, such as endotracheal intubation

Research experience:

In 2007 and 2008, Dr. Branka Adzic was committed to research activities at the Gynaecological and General Surgery departments of the Medical Faculty, University of Novi Sad, Serbia. During that time she examined the effectiveness of birth control methods; influence of infertility on the individual, family and social aspects of life; methods of resolving monstrous bilateral inguinal hernias; analysis of postoperative complications following pancreatic resection, and role of surgical resection in therapy of pancreatic adenocarcinoma.

Languages Known

Fluent in English, Serbian, Spanish

Licenses

  • Licensed in Serbia since 2009
  • Passed USMLE 1, USMLE 2cs parts of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)

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