BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — MDVIP, the national leader in affordable personalized healthcare, announced today that Gunjan Raina, M.D., has opened an MDVIP-affiliated primary care practice in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to deliver a better healthcare experience with an emphasis on health prevention, not just the treatment of illness. Dr. Raina is board certified in Family Medicine, and her practice, Heal 360, is affiliated with Baton Rouge General Medical Center. She becomes MDVIP’s tenth affiliated physician in Greater Baton Rouge, joining 25 other affiliates across Louisiana.
Gunjan Raina, M.D., a family medicine physician in Baton Rouge, La., joins the MDVIP network to deliver personalized primary care.
“As a family physician, I believe that a strong patient-physician relationship is at the heart of providing optimal care,” said Dr. Raina. “Joining MDVIP affords both me and my patients the time we need to connect on a more personal level and to address all the health factors that affect their overall well-being, including lifestyle, stress management, family and relationships.”
Personalized Preventive Care
MDVIP-affiliated physicians have significantly smaller practices, which allows them to spend more time with each patient 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 health screenings to give a more complete view of the patient’s overall health. Using the results, physicians provide one-on-one coaching and tools to help patients make healthier lifestyle choices, prevent disease and achieve their personal 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 readmission rates for non-MDVIP Medicare patients.
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 cell phone. If patients have an emergent need while traveling, their physician can help arrange care with a local hospital, pharmacy