I offer a personalized, patient-centered approach to Primary Care that focuses on individualized treatment, superior availability, and transparent, timely patient communication. The practice provides comprehensive Primary Care, coordinates with outside providers, and tracks all items to completion.
My approach resulted in receiving the highly coveted recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). NCQA requires that a PCMH recognized practice meet their very high standards, including superior accessibility, continuity of care, comprehensiveness, patient-centeredness, and care coordination, as well as provide a culturally and linguistically appropriate environment.
The implementation of electronic health records (EHR) in 2006 enhanced and modernized our established patient-centered approach, and brought the practice to its level of national recognition.
Technology does not make providers smarter—but it does make them much better able to handle huge amounts of data quickly. This results in dramatically improved outcomes. The practice monitors preventive care more closely, achieves better levels of control of chronic diseases, such as Diabetes and Hypertension, and treats patients more effectively when they’re not feeling well.
Modern technology and medical science at times do not completely address our patients’ needs. So, consistent with the principles of the Patient Centered Medical Home, we often recommend alternative resources to our patients, including education in meditation. In addition, we endorse formal instruction and training with highly experienced professionals in the following areas:
Tai Chi and Qigong: Aiping Tai Chi Center, Orange, CT
Supervised exercise training: The Plano Program, Orange, CT
Center of Balance Fitness and Wellness, Orange, CT
Dietary and nutrition counseling: Amy Plano, BS, MS, Ph.D., Orange, CT
Our state-of-the-art system helps coordinate care with other providers, and lets patients get appointments and test results quickly, communicating with us through a secure portal. Also, thanks to this technology, we are now performing telehealth visits.
Quinnipiac Internal Medicine is independently owned and operated, not part of a big hospital system. This allows the providers to put patients first—avoiding the unnecessary complexities and costs associated with large systems.