NORTH CANTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Health Care Advantage (HCA), a company dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of seniors with Medicare, announced it has recently added the physician group, Partners in Primary Care (Partners), to its partner network. Together, the two companies are working to spread awareness about the benefits of senior-focused care.
“We started Health Care Advantage because we wanted people to know that senior-focused care is an option,” said Matt Tucker, president of Health Care Advantage. “Through our relationship with Partners in Primary Care, we’re helping seniors find doctors in their communities who are committed to helping them get healthier. Seniors deserve to be heard, understood and respected – and to leave the doctor’s office feeling comfortable with their care plan. That’s what they get when they visit Partners in Primary Care.”
Currently, Partners facilities are available in Greenville, South Carolina, Kansas City, Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri and Gastonia, North Carolina. Staffed with board-certified physicians, along with care teams specially trained to treat seniors, each location offers a range of convenient services including dedicated care teams, physician services, treatment, laboratory services, immunizations and check-ups in one location.
Partners incorporates a proactive care model and works with patients and their families to provide support, including reminding patients of screenings and exams, thoroughly explaining medical information and advocating for patients when communicating with specialists, hospitals and Medicare plans.
Partners also helps their patients coordinate care with hospitals and specialists, making the healthcare system easier to navigate. Additionally, Care Coaches are available at each center, providing extra support to patients after hospitalizations or for those who need support with managing certain chronic conditions. The centers also include an in-house pharmacy that offers patients medication coordination and prescription cost management; and an activity center that offers health education classes, fitness activities and classes from community partners focused on the senior population.
“We’re excited that, with this partnership, we’ll be able to reach more seniors and help them understand the benefits of senior-focused care,” said Austin T. Welsh, MD, Partners medical director in Kansas City. “All of our centers are specifically designed to treat the Medicare population, offering in-depth care that focuses on their unique health and well-being needs.”
Because they specialize in treating seniors, the care teams at Partners see fewer patients and are able to offer longer, more frequent appointment times. As a result, seniors who visit these practices spend less time in the waiting room and more time with their doctors.
Interested in learning more about senior-focused care? Call HCA at 1-800-833-9218 for more information.
About Health Care Advantage
Health Care Advantage (HCA) provides guidance for Medicare recipients as they navigate their search for doctors dedicated to seniors. Through free, one-on-one conversations, HCA helps empower seniors to reevaluate their current health care experiences and discover the way health care should be.
About Partners in Primary Care
Partners in Primary Care (Partners) is a primary care medical group practice operating centers in South Carolina, North Carolina, Kansas and Missouri. Partners has a strong emphasis on senior-focused primary care to members of Medicare Advantage health plans. Partners is committed to providing personalized, high-quality primary care combined with an excellent patient experience. Partners has experience in both the treatment and management of most chronic and acute-care conditions. The practices also provide health education and value-added, well-being services at their centers and around their neighborhoods to help both patients and community members improve their health. The management services organization for Partners is a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). For more information visit www.PartnersInPrimaryCare.com.