What We Do

 

Services

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Cardiology
  • Complex Diabetes
  • Dermatology
  • Dietitian/Certified Diabetic Educator
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology, including Pediatric
  • Family Medicine
  • Hematology/Oncology Pediatric 
  • Hospitalists, Adult and Pediatric, including critical care
  • Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Infectious Disease, including Pediatric
  • Internal Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Non-Narcotic Pain Management
  • Pediatrics, including Intensive Care
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatology
  • Wound Care

We will soon offer:

  • Adult Hematology/Oncology
  • Other Pediatric Subspecialties
  • Pulmonology
  • Surgical Consultation

Benefits include:

  • Retention of patients that might have required transfer
  • Expansion of hospital capabilities
  • Ongoing partnership with the receiving facility and local providers.
  • Ability to treat all ages
  • In some cases, ability to receive patients in transfer to a larger facility
  • Strong emphasis on quality measurement and improvement

 

Expansion of Hospital Offerings

Rural hospitals are under increasing financial pressure. One way to address this is the expansion of offered services. While an in-person provider is often preferable, that arrangement is not always possible. Our physicians participate in the healthy function of the facilities and communities we serve. As such we ask that participating communities think of us not as fill-in providers, but instead as a group of physicians that has digitally “moved” to the community.

 

Quality Improvement

As the insurance environment shifts from fee-for-service to quality-based reimbursement, we are excited to participate in this process as it pertains to rural health. Our staff are asked to take part in any quality initiatives or reporting already happening locally, and to communicate frequently about areas for further improvement. Beyond this, we also have a strong interest in measuring the quality of the services we provide. Every physician intends to provide the best possible service, but this has historically been difficult to confirm. Though the area of data collection at the individual provider level is largely undeveloped, we plan to pioneer it in conjunction with our partner facilities.

 

Technology

The growth of telemedicine technology has spawned a number of approaches to the provision of care, most far too expensive. In our view a more flexible, cost-effective, yet secure solution is needed, and we provide one. Please click here to see the MITEE telemedicine device. Startup and maintenance costs for our facilities are very low. Beyond this, as a practice driven by the marriage of service and technology, we keep a close eye on the latest developments, and incorporate them into our practice. We believe rural medicine should be at the forefront of communication and monitoring technology.

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