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More respectful women’s health care

For many women, even regular events like mammograms and well-woman exams can seem insensitive and disrespectful. And while the individual provider always strives to make a difference, 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 areas such as women’s health, 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 Women’s Health clinics provide a unique example of a physician‑led model being used to deliver more personal, respectful care.

“So many times, women are treated the same way male patients are treated,” says Russell Dickey, MD, Medical Director of Women’s Health Services at USMD.

“USMD’s physician-led model guides us to see every patient in a very human way, so that we make decisions that provide the best possible experience and achieve the highest possible quality of life.”

State-of-the-art facilities

Dr. Dickey provides examples such as USMD’s state-of-the-art imaging centers. “We know that things like false positives and waiting for test results can be stressful.

He continues by explaining, "Our imaging centers are designed to provide results that are as accurate as possible as quickly as possible, so we can know exactly what we are dealing with right away.”

Independently Healthy

To learn more about USMD Women’s Health services and how their physician-led care model helps keep patients Independently Healthy, visit USMD.com/womenshealth.

 

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.