BOCA RATON, Fla., June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MDVIP, the national leader in affordable personalized healthcare, announced today that Vicki Bralow, D.O., has opened an MDVIP-affiliated primary care practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to deliver a better healthcare experience with an emphasis on prevention, not just the treatment of illness. Board certified in Family Medicine with affiliations at Pennsylvania Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Dr. Bralow joins over 35 MDVIP-affiliated physicians in Pennsylvania.
"I've had the great privilege of caring for patients in the local community for nearly 30 years," said Dr. Bralow. "Joining MDVIP will allow me to spend even more time with patients on preventive care, managing medical conditions and creating a personalized wellness plan that helps them achieve their health goals, whether it's changing their diet, starting an exercise program or learning to meditate."
Personalized Preventive Care
MDVIP-affiliated physicians have significantly smaller practices, which allows them to spend more time with each patient and provide highly individualized primary care compared to traditional practices. For an annual membership fee, each patient receives the MDVIP Wellness Program, a comprehensive yearly health assessment that includes advanced diagnostic tests and health screenings to give a more complete view of the patient's overall health. Using the results, physicians provide one-on-one coaching and tools to help patients make healthier lifestyle choices, prevent disease and achieve their personal wellness goals.
Proven Health Outcomes
Published research supports the MDVIP model. Medicare patients in MDVIP-affiliated practices were admitted to the hospital 79% less than patients in traditional practices, and commercial patients were in the hospital 72% less, notes an American Journal of Managed Care study. This significant reduction in hospitalizations yielded a $300-million savings for Medicare in one year. Readmission rates for Medicare patients suffering heart attack, congestive heart failure and pneumonia were dramatically lower than readmission rates for non-MDVIP Medicare patients.
Smaller Practice, More Time
Other benefits of an MDVIP-affiliated practice include same- or next-day appointments that start on time and last an average of 30 minutes. Physicians are reachable 24/7 by cell phone. If patients have an emergent need while traveling, their physician can help arrange care with a local hospital, pharmacy or doctor, which may include an MDVIP-affiliated physician. Demonstrating the value of the MDVIP model, patient satisfaction and annual membership renewals consistently exceed 90 percent.
About Vicki Bralow, D.O.
Dr. Bralow received her medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she also completed her internship. She performed her residency in Family Medicine at Metropolitan Central Hospital in Philadelphia. She is a member of the American Osteopathic Association.
MDVIP leads the market in membership-based healthcare that goes far beyond concierge medicine services with a national network of more than 900 primary care physicians focused on prevention and personalized healthcare. Learn more at www.mdvip.com.
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