BALTIMORE, Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercy Medical Center has announced that "The Doctor Fix: A New Era of Modern Medicine," a documentary in which Mercy staff are featured, will be air via public television stations nationwide, including Maryland Public Television. MPT will air the film on Sept. 17th, 8-9 a.m.
Producer Kate McMahon notes that "The Doctor Fix" explores America's evolving healthcare system through interviews with patients, doctors, and others. "The Doctor Fix" is being distributed by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA).
According to Mercy Health Services, Mercy Medical Center President and CEO Thomas R. Mullen, Mercy's strategy continues to focus on bringing "patient-centered care" throughout Maryland, a strategy explored in the film.
"We have developed a network of primary and specialty care sites throughout the region, bringing Mercy quality care to more people while controlling costs and creating an environment where our medical staff can thrive," Mr. Mullen said.
Dr. George Lowe, a practicing internist for more than 40 years (retired), and Medical Director for Maryland Family Care, Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville, participating in the film was an opportunity to "explore the Mercy strategy of bringing quality health care to an increasing number of patients in Maryland," he said.
"Starting with the opening of our center in Overlea, Mercy has created a network of health care satellites where individuals throughout the region have access to care--comprehensive, one-stop facilities," Dr. Lowe said.
Inspired by co-producer Dr. Jeffrey Weisz's book, It's a Great Time to be a Physician, the film brings to life the intersection of the old and new models of health care.
Dr. Lowe observed how Maryland Family Care participates in a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) program which supports physicians in their efforts to help the sickest patients.
"The result is fewer emergency room visits, lower readmission rates for patients, and improved care," Dr. Lowe explained.
Dr. Lowe, and Mercy doctors Drs. Kathryn Boling, Gary Kerkvliet, Marc Leavey, and Mark Stromberg, all primary care physicians at Mercy Personal Physicians at Lutherville, discussed how they benefit from the growing Mercy care site network, which includes locations in Baltimore, Reisterstown, and in Glen Burnie, MD.
Mercy physicians and staff featured in "The Doctor's Fix" received no pay or remuneration of any kind for their participation in the documentary. For more on Mercy, visit www.mdmercy.com
SOURCE Mercy Medical Center