We Assist Our Patients In the Prevention of Advanced Complicated Diseases. We start preventing diseases through assessment of RISK FACTORS,
then Guide Our Patients Appropriately
THE IMAGES ABOVE ARE EXAMPLES OF COMMON, PREVENTABLE DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH MORBIDITY/MORTALITY INVOLVING THE KIDNEY, CORONARY ARTERY ( A MAIN BLOOD VESSEL THAT SUPPLIES BLOOD TO THE HEART MUSCLE), AND CERTAIN CANCERS
American Journal of Clinical Pathology 133, Issue 4, 1 April 2010, Pages 533-542
Our Unique Telemedicine and Mobile Medical Practice allows patients to take charge of their own health care with the physician as a Medical Consultant for the Patient, assisting patients with management of their health care through all SIX phases of medical care: EARLY DETECTION and/or PREVENTION of Disease; Diagnosis; Treatment; Management; Prognosis; and COST-control. OUR PATIENTS have direct access to a general practitioner/laboratory medicine specialist who will welcome the patient’s input in his/her medical care. Our Practice Model is to provide patients with direct, convenient, affordable Diagnostic and Therapeutic Medical Services under one medical practice operation, without having the patient travel to multiple medical facilities. In fact, as a Medical Consultant for the patient, our practice will provide the highest standards of care by researching, investigating, and analyzing ALL components of the patient’s medical care on behalf of the patient and discuss relevant medical standards and documentations with the patient.
American Journal of Clinical Pathologists 2011;135:11-12
American Journal of Clinical Pathologists 2000; 113: 336-342
This practice was created in 2009 to provide patients an opportunity for direct communication between patient and a general practitioner/ laboratory medicine specialist. Direct communication reduces medical error, and improves upon efficiency and effectiveness of quality and safe medical care, as well as reduces health care cost. As a micro-practice, our patients have a one on one encounter with our physician. In fact, this one of kind, micro-practice focuses on low-patient volume (i.e. less than 2500 patients per year) which allows for doctor to be better informed about patient’s general health, as well as allowing for reduction in cost, faster turn around time, and improved patient satisfaction/compliance. We encourage our patients to become informed about their health care.
CLICK HERE, to learn more about our practice, as well as information regarding what patients need to know to stay informed about their health-care related issues.
AGREEMENT FOR MEDICAL CARE BY MDC-ATLANTA, Click Here
PATIENT-DIRECT-COMMUNICATION WITH PROVIDER:
- Essentially eliminates error because there is a direct rapport and understanding, as well as accountability between patient and doctor
- Improves upon efficiency and effectiveness of Quality Health Care through reduction of unnecessary testing, minimizing test sample integrity mishaps, and the elimination of repeated clinical studies or multiple referrals to medical specialists.
- Provides competitive cost for health care services by informing patients regarding cost for service upfront without hidden or additional fees.
We accurately, and rapidly diagnose various types of diseases using standard, objective, evidence-based clinical laboratory medicine procedures and protocols in an efficient and affordable way. Then, we directly treat adult patients, generally between the ages of 21-75 years old, for common diseases or illnesses with a variety of medications or with minor surgical procedures as clinically indicated, and in accordance with National Standards, Guidelines, and Recommendations. In fact, our practice stands on the fact that our diagnostic medical services are MOST AFFORDABLE, EFFICIENT, AND CONVENIENT than any other medical practice in the Atlanta metropolitan area, and you can keep us to that promise. We also refer our patients to specialists as necessary only for continuity of medical care.
When you visit us, we treat you like family by taking as much time with you as necessary without rush, to discuss your health issues in a private way. We personally greet you and your family member in our office to discuss your medical care. If needed, a complete physical examination, phlebotomy collection, and diagnostic procedures are performed on-site in our private, clean, spacious and comfortable examining room.
Opening the Window of Transparency and Accountability in General Medical Practice and Diagnostic Laboratory Medicine through EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION.
Now through this practice, we provide TELEMEDICINE for a patient to directly consult with a general practitioner/laboratory medicine specialist. But more specifically, this practice is created to give patients a CHOICE about quality medical care by way of HOUSE-CALL, in-clinic medical care, or treatment and management of NON-emergency acute and/or stable chronic diseases via telephone or online (telemedicine). Our purpose is to create an atmosphere for patients to learn about a specific disease or risk of disease affecting the patient, as well as to provide second opinion to prevent misdiagnoses or advanced stages of certain types of diseases that may ultimately lead to further medical complications such as liver failure, kidney failure, heart failure, and/or early death. Our goal is to guide the patient towards a PARTNERSHIP for quality, safe, efficient, and AFFORDABLE health care as well as PREVENTATIVE AND MAINTENANCE CARE,
by way of
PATIENT-CENTERED MEDICAL HOME (PCMH)
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