BOCA RATON, Fla., March 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- MDVIP, the national leader in affordable personalized healthcare, today announced that three family physicians – Steve Barrick, D.O., of Colorado Springs, J. David Cranor, M.D., of Fort Collins, and Angelique Poturalski, M.D., of Littleton – have opened new MDVIP-affiliated primary care practices in Colorado. With the opening of their practices, MDVIP currently has 18 affiliated physicians across the Centennial State who deliver a better healthcare experience with an emphasis on health prevention, not just the treatment of illness.
"As a family physician, my goal is to nurture close relationships with my patients and provide the same compassionate care I would expect for my own family," said Dr. Steve Barrick, who has been practicing in Colorado Springs for over 30 years. "By joining the MDVIP network, I have the necessary time and state-of-the-art resources to deliver this high level of personalized and attentive care."
"Whether they have a general health concern or require highly specialized care, I strive to be a medical resource and trusted partner for my patients through every stage of their lives," said Dr. David Cranor. "I look forward to continuing to serve families in the Fort Collins community now as an MDVIP affiliate, which enables me to work with patients on creating a plan to help them achieve their best health."
"With over 20 years of practicing in Littleton, I've had the privilege of getting to know many patients in the community. At the same time, traditional medicine has evolved into a volume-driven process that is compromising the quality of care," said Dr. Angelique Poturalski. "The MDVIP model puts the focus back where it should be – on the patient and establishing a strong doctor-patient relationship."
Personalized Preventive Care
MDVIP-affiliated physicians maintain significantly smaller practices, which allows them to spend more time with patients 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 screenings to give a more complete view of the patient's overall health. Using the results, physicians provide coaching and tools to help patients make healthier lifestyle choices, prevent disease and achieve their 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 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 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 another MDVIP-affiliated physician. Demonstrating the value of the MDVIP model, patient satisfaction and annual membership renewals consistently exceed 90 percent.
To find an MDVIP-affiliated physician in your area, visit https://www.mdvip.com/doctor-search.
About Steve Barrick, D.O.
Dr. Barrick received his medical degree from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed his internship at Metropolitan General Hospital in Pinellas Park, Florida, and his residency in Family Medicine at Des Moines General Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Board-certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Barrick also provides expertise in bioidentical hormones and regenerative medicine. He is affiliated with UCHealth Memorial Hospital and Penrose Hospital. For more information about Dr. Steve Barrick, visit https://www.mdvip.com/doctors/SteveBarrickDO.
About J. David Cranor, M.D.
Dr. Cranor received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He went on to complete his internship and residency in Family Medicine at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Board-certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Cranor is affiliated with Poudre Valley Hospital and Banner Fort Collins Medical Center. He is an assistant clinical professor in Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Science Center and previously served as an Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) for the Federal Aviation Administration. For more information about Dr. David Cranor, visit https://www.mdvip.com/doctors/JDavidCranorMD.
About Angelique Poturalski, M.D.
Dr. Poturalski received her medical degree from The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. She completed her internship and residency in Family Medicine at Provenant Mercy Family Medicine Residency Program in Denver. Board-certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Poturalski is affiliated with the Centura Health and HealthONE systems. For more information about Dr. Angelique Poturalski, visit https://www.mdvip.com/doctors/AngeliquePoturalskiMD.
Click here for a list of all MDVIP-affiliated physicians in Colorado.
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 about MDVIP at www.mdvip.com.