BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MDVIP, the national leader in affordable personalized healthcare, announced today that Matthew Kulka, D.O., has opened an MDVIP-affiliated primary care practice in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, to deliver a better healthcare experience with an emphasis on health prevention, not just the treatment of illness. Board certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Kulka is on staff at Holy Redeemer Hospital and St. Mary Medical Center, where he was Chairman of Family Medicine from 2010-2013. He becomes MDVIP's fifth affiliated physician in Bucks County, joining more than 35 affiliates across Pennsylvania.
"Every patient has unique medical needs and health goals, and as a family physician, it is my job to partner with patients to set objectives and give them the tools to succeed," said Dr. Kulka. "By affiliating with MDVIP, I can create a highly personalized medical practice that looks at the whole patient rather than a set of symptoms and ensures that every patient receives the time and attention they require."
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 Matthew Kulka, D.O.
Dr. Kulka earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at PCOM/Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.
MDVIP leads the market in membership-based healthcare that goes far beyond concierge medicine services with a national network of more than 950 primary care physicians focused on prevention and personalized healthcare. Learn more at www.mdvip.com.