UNITED PHYSICIANS SUPPORTS YOUR PRACTICE IN THE CARE OF PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS
UP’s skilled nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, counselors, dietitians, and diabetes and asthma educators are an extension of your team, visiting patients in your office or their homes to help patients better manage their conditions.
- Provider participants in the Provider Directed Care Management or High Intensity Care Management programs can earn incentive dollars.
- Over 330 primary care physicians participate in UP’s care management program.
- Over 1,300 patients are currently supported by a UP care manager.
Chronic Disease Management (CDM) is a comprehensive approach to identifying patients with chronic diseases and improving their health. Our Chronic Disease Management Program is a collaborative effort with United Physician members and their staffs in providing comprehensive care to their patients with these diseases through the use of best practice models, training and education in self management techniques and the use of community resources. The Chronic Disease Management Program will be the catalyst for achieving the goals of creating informed activated patients managing their own care under the guidance of a prepared, proactive team. Our goal is to provide physicians with resources and information to assist them in treating their chronic disease patients.
The Chronic Disease Management team focuses on the following conditions: asthma, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, congestive heart failure, systolic heart failure, diastolic heart failure, coronary artery disease and diabetes.
Also, UP has pharmacists on staff who works with area practices. They pick up where the doctor leaves off, spending more time with patients to explain their conditions, helping manage medications, and talking about ways to get healthier.
“I’m that extra level of support. Patients with questions may feel they’re taking up too much of their doctor’s time or the physician may not be available when the patient needs to talk, that’s where I step in,” said Lianne Granata, United Physicians’ clinical pharmacist. “I can take the extra time to go through their medications—what’s working, what needs to be changed—to offer ideas and resources on how to live a healthier lifestyle and manage chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure.”
For more information, contact Donna Saxton at 248-593-0204 / firstname.lastname@example.org.