Internal Medicine

Is the Direct Primary Care Model for You?


Dina Petrutsas, CPA

Many physicians may recall years ago when commercial insurance payers paid a percentage above the CMS Allowable, and Medicare was one of their lowest payers. Today, for many small groups and solo physician offices, Medicare is their best payer. This change has caused...


Following a Different Model of Care

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) focus on improving the patients’ health and experience while reducing costs.


Quality Care Is Closer Than Ever at Franklin Park TPC Parkway Senior Living

A physician’s office now open at Franklin Park TPC Parkway Senior Living campus allows residents and their family members to live with peace of mind and the knowledge that quality care is only steps away.


New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Could Detect Cancer Early, Save Lives

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued new guidance on PSA testing for the early detection of prostate cancer that may help thousands of men each year.

Previously recommending against screening, after considering new information, the Task Force has now concluded...


American Cancer Society Recommendations for Prostate Cancer Early Detection

A new study released in March found that many men receiving prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing do so without a comprehensive shared decision-making process, contrary to current guidelines. The American Cancer Society study, appearing in Annals of Family Medicine, finds that in both 2010 and 2015 about six in 10 men who reported recent PSA testing said they had received at least one component of shared decision making with their healthcare providers. Meanwhile, only 1 in 10 with no PSA test reported receiving any component of shared decision making in both 2010 and 2015.


New Weight Loss Solutions Center at Southwest General Hospital Offers Bariatric Surgery and Total Body Enhancement

Nilesh Patel, MD, Medical Director of Bariatrics at Southwest General Hospital, and Deowall Chattar-Cora, MD, board-certified plastic surgeon, collaborate to provide a life-affirming patient experience and superior outcomes.