BOCA RATON, Fla., March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- MDVIP, the national leader in affordable personalized healthcare, today announced that two doctors – family physician Jennifer Lin, M.D., and internist Lenka Rychetsky, M.D. – have opened new MDVIP-affiliated primary care practices in Tucson, Arizona. With the opening of their practices, MDVIP currently has eight affiliated physicians in Pima County and 36 across Arizona who deliver a better healthcare experience with an emphasis on health prevention, not just the treatment of illness.
"As a family doctor, there is no greater joy than knowing that the skills I have learned over the years as a physician and educator have helped my patients live fuller, healthier lives," said Dr. Lin. "My MDVIP affiliation enables me to strengthen the level of care I can provide to each and every patient who walks through the door by allowing us the time needed to address the full range of physical, emotional, social and environmental influences that affect one's health."
"I believe that many medical problems can be improved or prevented altogether by following a healthy lifestyle, and my goal as a physician is to guide patients toward better nutrition, appropriate exercise and other strategies that improve their well-being," said Dr. Rychetsky. "Creating a close partnership with patients and providing them compassionate care have always been my highest priority and are central to the MDVIP approach of delivering personalized, patient-centered care."
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.
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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 Jennifer Lin, M.D.
Dr. Lin received her medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio. She completed her internship and residency in Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, Department of Family Medicine, in Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Lin is board-certified in Family Medicine, and her interests include integrating conventional medicine with alternative and complementary treatment options, nutrition, as well as dementia and cardiovascular disease prevention. For more information about Dr. Jennifer Lin, visit https://www.mdvip.com/doctors/JenniferLinMD.
About Lenka Rychetsky, M.D.
Dr. Rychetsky received her medical degree from the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. She completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pennsylvania. Dr. Rychetsky is board-certified in Internal Medicine and is also fluent in Czech, Russian and Slovak. For more information about Dr. Lenka Rychetsky, visit https://www.mdvip.com/doctors/LenkaRychetskyMD.
Click here for a list of all MDVIP-affiliated physicians in Arizona.
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 and over 300,000 patients focused on prevention and personalized healthcare. Learn more about MDVIP at www.mdvip.com.