Douglas Paone

Patient-Centered Primary Care Services

About Douglas Paone

Throughout his career in medicine, Douglas Paone, MD, has demonstrated a deep commitment to his patients and their well-being. As a primary care physician, he tracks each patient's care from diagnosis through final treatment. Douglas Paone, MD, coordinates the care of hospitalized patients and those referred to secondary and tertiary care providers, thus becoming a continuing point of contact to ensure that caregivers and practitioners meet his patients' needs.

Dr. Douglas Paone entered practice with Kansas City Internal Medicine in 1980. Two years later, he accepted a concurrent position as associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he taught residents and students for 10 years. Named to Squire Magazine's Best of Kansas City roster on multiple occasions throughout the 1980s and again in 2000, Dr. Paone also distinguished himself as recipient of second-place honors as Kansas City's Doctor of the Decade for the 1990s.

A piano player in his free time, Dr. Douglas Paone has played the instrument for 50 years and enjoys composing his own pieces. He enjoys the outdoors as well and is an avid baseball player, tennis player, and saltwater angler.

How a Game of Tennis Is Scored

Douglas Paone, MD, spent more than two decades with Kansas City Internal Medicine, PC, before moving his practice to Naples, Florida. When he is not treating adult patients or teaching in a clinical setting, Douglas Paone, MD, stays in shape by playing tennis and baseball.

Recreational tennis players vie to win matches consisting of three or five sets. Although the parameters of a match can vary, a set is always six games, and the scoring system for a single game remains constant. A player must win four points to take a game and must win by two points. Players do not win one point, followed by two points, and so on. Instead, the player who wins the first point of a game is up 15 to zero, or 15 to love. The following points are 30, 40, and finally the game.

Should two players tie a game at 40 points apiece, the game will be knotted at deuce. The players then seek to score the next point, or the advantage, and then the following, or second, point to win the game. If the opposing player wins the following point, the score returns to deuce. The game continues until one player gains a margin of two points. In 1975, pros Anthony Fawcett and Keith Glass contested the longest deuce game ever documented, with Glass winning the game and eventually the match after 37 deuces. In some venues, players decline to play out a deuce game and will simply play a best-of-seven-point tie breaker for the game.