BOCA RATON, Fla., July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MDVIP, the national leader in affordable personalized healthcare, announced today that Laura Hamilton, M.D., has opened an MDVIP-affiliated primary care practice in Brewerton, New York, to deliver a better healthcare experience with an emphasis on prevention, not just the treatment of illness. Dr. Hamilton is board certified in Family Medicine and is affiliated with Crouse Hospital in Syracuse. She is MDVIP's first affiliated physician in Brewerton and its fourth in Onondaga County.
"I believe the most important tools I can provide patients are preventive medicine and education on how to live well," said Dr. Hamilton. "Having a smaller practice will afford me and my patients the time needed to discuss their personal health goals and work together on developing a plan that helps them prevent illness and achieve optimal wellness."
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 Laura Hamilton, M.D.
Dr. Hamilton earned her medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical College in Syracuse. She completed her internship and residency in Family Medicine at the Tripler Army Medical Center in Moanalua, Hawaii, and she served seven years of active duty in the U.S. Army.
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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