BOCA RATON, Fla., May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MDVIP, the national leader in affordable personalized healthcare, announced today that Kevin M. Holthaus, M.D., has opened an MDVIP-affiliated primary care practice in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, to deliver a better healthcare experience with an emphasis on prevention, not just the treatment of illness.
Board certified in Internal Medicine with additional interest and training in Sports Medicine and Aerospace Medicine, Dr. Holthaus is associated with Baptist Medical Center Beaches and St. Vincent's Medical Center Southside. He becomes MDVIP's first affiliated physician in Duval County, joining over 80 affiliates in Florida.
"Prioritizing wellness is a choice, and my mission as a primary care physician is to help patients achieve optimal health using a holistic approach that incorporates nutrition, lifestyle and physical activity," said Dr. Holthaus. "Joining MDVIP provides us the necessary time to discuss all aspects of their health and partner on creating a personalized wellness plan."
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 Kevin Holthaus, M.D.
Dr. Holthaus received his medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in East Lansing, Michigan. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at University of Florida Shands Medical Center in Jacksonville.
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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