MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO, Heritage Provider Network and its family of medical groups including Regal Medical Group, was featured on Fox National News discussing the growing emergence and importance of hospitalists in providing better quality care for in hospital patients.
The Fox National News story focused exclusively on Regal Medical Group as an innovative example, highlighting their unique hospitalist training program and patient follow up. Interviews featured Dr. Syed Hasan, Chief Hospitalist and Medical Director for Regal Medical Group and Dr. Jilbert Issai, Hospitalist for Regal Medical Group.
"Hospitalists make up a very large part of our country's fastest growing medical specialty, "said Dr. Syed Hasan, Chief Hospitalist and Medical Director for Regal Medical Group. "It's a burgeoning business and as I train our hospitalists, I see how they are able to team with the family doctor to ensure better care while the patient is in the hospital." Most family doctors also keep hours seeing patients in their offices, limiting the time they can spend in the hospital with patients to either early morning or late evening visits. Hospitalists spend all of their time in the hospital making sure every need is met from admitting, treatment, tests, specialists, possible surgeries, release and follow up with the patient and family.
"I'm able to treat the patient quickly and co-ordinate their care in the hospital while keeping the primary physician or family doctor appraised at all times, "said Dr. Jilbert Issai, Hospitalist for Regal Medical Group. "The patient benefits because I can make sure they have better care, Initiate tests and specialists they need to see, avoid duplicating tests and unnecessary procedures, providing more efficient hospital experiences, access and quality care that is also cost effective for the hospital."
"Our goal at HPN is to provide quality, affordable healthcare with access that makes medical care better and easier for the patient," said Dr. Richard Merkin, President and CEO of HPN. "Our hospitalists clearly carry out those goals and add another dimension to hospital care that gives us a clear advantage as leaders in the new reality of health care."
About Heritage Provider Network
Heritage Provider Network, Inc. (HPN) is on the cutting edge of the accountable care model of health care delivery: coordinated, patient-doctor centric, integrated health care systems that represent the future of health care in the United States. HPN develops programs and services that are responsive to the healthcare needs of today's patient. HPN designs its networks to offer patients a comprehensive range of medical care in convenient locations. It organizes and manages medical groups and independent practice associations, integrating with hospitals and ancillary care providers. This system represents a workable, successful business model that has been duplicated with medical groups, IPAs and medical facilities throughout California. HPN is dedicated to quality, affordable health care and putting patients' wellness first.
SOURCE Heritage Provider Network