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For Americans dealing with urology issues, including bladder, prostate and kidney conditions, there are a number of treatment options. But one thing many patients don’t consider is the care model of the providing practice.

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Care models matter

According to the American Medical Association, physician‑led practice models are an effective approach to health care delivery.

They believe this approach will have the potential to address and access problems due to an imbalance between the supply of health care professionals and the demand for health care.*

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Doctor-led. Patient-focused.

In specialty practices, such as urology, physician-led care gives doctors more control over treatment choices, which allows them to keep a patient’s unique experience at the center of all decisions.

Their doctors take into consideration the patient’s preferences, medical history, support system, and relationship with health care providers throughout his or her health care delivery experience.*

Better experience. Better outcomes.

In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, doctors at USMD Urology clinics provide a good example of physician-led care being used to deliver more coordinated care. 

“Regardless of the condition, our focus is always doing what’s best for our patients, and making decisions that produce the best possible experience and achieve the highest possible quality of life,” says Mark McCurdy, MD, Medical Director of Urology Services at USMD.

State-of-the-art facilities

Dr. McCurdy provides examples such as USMD’s state-of-the‑art robotic surgery capabilities. 

“It’s not just that our world‑class surgeons are really skilled at understanding our patients as real people. It’s that they also have access to the very best equipment and technology, which means faster recovery times and fewer complications.”

Independently Healthy

To learn more about USMD Urology services, and how their physician‑led care model helps keep their patients Independently Healthy, visit USMD.com/urology.

 

Source

*American Medical Association, “Models of physician-led team-based care”, 2015.

 

The information provided is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be medical advice or a substitute for professional health care. You should consult an appropriate health care professional for your specific needs.