Dr. Bissell has been practicing family medicine in Grantsville Maryland since 1999. She is a solo practitioner who enjoys working with patients of all ages and backgrounds. She has a special interest in diabetes and preventive medicine. Your visit will include not only addressing your immediate concerns, but planning for continued good health. Our helpful staff will provide you with a summary of your visit, listing your instructions, your medications and recent lab results. Referrals are available for any specialist evaluation you may need.
We make every effort to see you in a timely manner when you need it. We are often able to give you a same day appointment. You will ALWAYS see Dr. Bissell because she is the only practitioner in the Grantsville office. We spend the time with you that you need. Our goal is to assist you in getting the most complete and effective care you deserve, helping you to navigate the sometimes difficult and confusing world of healthcare. We try to partner with you in creating a plan that will put you on the road to optimal health.
The office has been using electronic medical records for the past 5 years. We are one of a few practices in our area enrolled in the HIE (Health Information Exchange) which allows immediate transmission of your labs and test results into your chart. While you are in the office, your prescriptions are transmitted electronically to your pharmacy, increasing safety and efficiency. Soon we will have web access, allowing you to view your records and communicate directly with us when it is convenient for you.
Dr. Bissell graduated from medical school in 1983. She received training in both internal medicine and family practice. She had an office in Greenbelt, Maryland from 1990 to 1999. She sold her practice and moved to the Grantsville area in 1999 because she and her husband preferred the rural area and wanted to raise their daughters away from the hectic city life. They own 24 acres of forest and hope to be raising shiitake mushrooms there soon.
Dr. Bissell is married and has two daughters who are studying nursing and social work. Her husband is a professor of Emergency Health Services at UMBC where he directs the Masters EHS program. He has trained many talented professionals who now are county and state EMS directors. He has volunteered for several years with the Garrett County Health Department in preparing for emergency response to disasters. He is also collaborating with the Allegany County Health Department. For the past 8 years he has served as the head of the medical committee for the National Red Cross. He has many publications in the field, including a textbook for training people in the field.