10/10/16 – 5:30 A.M.
Blanchard Valley Medical Practices has been using a different form of taking care of people. Director of the practices Brenda Sciranka says that they use care teams to make the visit more routine. Patients will see the same face when they walk and hear the same voice on the phone.
Blanchard Valley Medical Practices have pretty quick wait times as well. Sciranka says it’s because they get all the information the physician needs about a patient from the care team.
Patients of care teams also report that they feel like they spend more time with the provider. Sciranka says it’s not that they see more of the provider but that the time is more productive.
Care teams usually consist of a physician, a nurse, and a physician’s assistant surrounding a particular patient. Information about the patient’s visit is discussed before the actual appointment.
You can listen to the full interview with Sciranka below.
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