ProHEALTH Care Launches Extended Hours Center Providing Access To Medical Services For Adults & Children 7 Days A Week
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- ProHEALTH Care, the largest, independent, physician-run healthcare organization in the Northeast, announces extended hours exclusively for ProHEALTH Care patients seeking primary-care related medical care, offering one of the longest office hours of any healthcare group in the United States. The ProHEALTH Care Extended Hours Center, located at 1 Dakota Drive, Lake Success, New York, is open from 5pm to midnight Monday-Friday and 8am to Midnight on weekends, providing complete medical care access for all ProHEALTH Care patients 7 days a week. By providing this critical extension on nights and weekends, the Extended Hours Center extends medical care hours for all ProHEALTH Care patients, providing them with continual care from 8am to midnight, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Both ProHEALTH Care adult and pediatric patients will have access through the Extended Hours Center to ProHEALTH Care doctors 365 days a year, including holidays, and no appointment is needed at the center. The service is an exclusive benefit to ProHEALTH Care patients, allowing them convenient access to a ProHEALTH Care doctor beyond the typical work day hours.
"The old model of expecting patients to fit in an office visit when it's convenient for others but not for them needs to change," said Zeyad Baker, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of ProHEALTH Care. "Patients want more accessible healthcare at a time that works with their busy lives – which is why we created the first Extended Hours Center in New York available from a major health system. Think of the Extended Hours Center as an extension of your primary care or family medicine office, when they are closed or you can't get to them during the day.
The Extended Hours Center is the first of several new initiatives Dr. Zeyad Baker is rolling out since taking the helm as president and CEO of ProHEALTH Care. The longer hours are part of Dr. Baker's vision to create the first health-system that is truly patient-centered: providing patients with improved service, better access to healthcare, and quality medical treatment at an affordable cost. As a result, ProHEALTH Care is fast becoming the leader in patient-centered healthcare in the Northeast.
"We are offering the extended hours service exclusively to ProHEALTH Care patients because we know the more we can keep our patients healthy and out of the ER or Hospital, the more we can do our part to decrease the exploding costs of healthcare," explained Dr. Baker.
The Extended Hours Center will help reduce unnecessary and expensive emergency room visits for non-urgent needs. Because the visit is billed by most insurances as a PCP visit- not an expensive E.R. visit- the center is even more economical. Doctors will have access to a patient's electronic medical record, providing them with the patient's full medical history, helping provide a more integrated approach to the patient's care. The center is equipped to treat both routine medical issues for children and adults (such as colds, coughs, fever, flu, strep and sore throat; migraines, earaches and infections) as well as urgent medical needs that require immediate treatment (such as allergic reactions, cuts or lacerations, fractures and dislocations, sprains and strains, and insect and animal bites, among many others). They even provide vaccines such as flu shots or Tdap shots. The center provides on-site testing and treatments such as EKGs, lab services (blood tests, urine tests, shots, etc.), X-rays, and IV treatments providing everything the patient needs in one location.
ProHEALTH Care offers a full range of healthcare services—including Urgent, Primary, and Specialty Care—at 300 locations in Long Island and across the five boroughs of New York, as well as the greater NJ area.
About ProHEALTH Care
Established in 1997, ProHEALTH Care is the largest, independent, physician-run, healthcare organization in the Northeast. ProHEALTH Care is reinventing the healthcare delivery model through a patient-centric focus, which give its over one million patients the care they need, when and where they need it. With over 900 providers in 300 locations throughout Greater New York and New Jersey, ProHEALTH Care utilizes the most innovative, state-of-the-art technology, and evidence-based practices. ProHEALTH Care offers a full range of healthcare services including Urgent, Primary, and Specialty Care. Crain's ranked ProHEALTH Care as one of the top ten largest physician groups in the New York Metro area, and the largest physician group not affiliated with a hospital.
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