Frontline medical care for adults
Doctors of internal medicine, or internists, focus on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. As a primary care provider and a patient’s first contact when seeking medical care, our internists at United Regional Physician Group are prepared to address whatever health concern you may have, no matter how rare or complex, in addition to providing routine checkups and preventive care.
Our providers have the knowledge and experience as internists which includes the essentials of primary care, with its focus on disease prevention, overall wellness and effective treatment of common health problems. In addition, internists are often the first to diagnose complicated diseases affecting various organs and organ systems and work in conjunction with specialists to treat or manage them.
NCQA recognized Patient-Centered Medical Home
United Regional Physician Group (URPG) Primary Care has received Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.
The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home program reflects the input of the American College of Physicians (ACP), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and others.
Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) provide health care that focuses on the patient and the patient’s needs. PCMHs like URPG Primary Care get to know patients in long-term partnerships, rather than through hurried, sporadic visits. We make treatment decisions with you, based on your preferences, and help you become engaged in your own behaviors and health care.
What sets a PCMH apart from the rest? URPG Primary Care has implemented practices to keep you as healthy as possible. These practices include:
- Expanded access to your providers. This has been done by extending CarePlus walk-in clinic hours, providing virtual visits through MyChart, and providing same-day appointments as well as appointments outside of normal business hours (such as late hours, early hours and even Saturdays).
- Assigning Care Managers. Care Managers are available to patients with multiple chronic conditions who could use more attention and assistance.
- Shared decision making. For preventative exams, patients and providers can make determinations on an individualized plan.
- Enhanced aftercare assistance. Following an office, ER or hospital visit, we want to be certain you have the appropriate follow-up care (i.e., appointments, lab work and diagnostic results). Data Specialists make sure you are current on preventive screenings and schedule exams when necessary.