Chronic Condition Support
More Time to Focus on Your Chronic Condition
Chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, lung disease and arthritis require time and effort to keep them under control. Because MDVIP-affiliated physicians have fewer patients, they have more time to help support you.
There's nothing easy about keeping chronic diseases in check. They're difficult, expensive and interrupt day-to-day activities. If those conditions get out of hand, they could lead to complications.
Having the time to focus on chronic care can make all the difference. So can having the right partner. Unfortunately, most primary care physicians do not have the time or staffing to help patients effectively manage their chronic illnesses, according to multiple studies.
MDVIP-affiliated physicians have the time to work one-on-one with patients. Whether it's a common disease such as hypertension, COPD, arthritis or diabetes, or something less common, your MDVIP-affiliated doctor can customize treatment, adjust medications, research and discuss alternative therapies with you, and advise you on beneficial lifestyle changes.
You’ll have a personal physician who can help you manage chronic conditions, as well as focus on your immediate needs and overall health. That’s not only convenient, but also reassuring.
Knowing your doctor has more time to advocate for you and help you navigate the complexities of the healthcare system can give you peace of mind. For example, your doctor will have more time to work with your insurer to make sure your prescriptions are covered, research treatment options at medical facilitates or talk to a specialist at your request. You'll have a personal health professional who puts you first.
That extra time is making a difference in the quality of patients' lives and outcomes. When it comes to keeping chronic diseases under control, patients actually do better under the MDVIP model, according to a study in the International Journal of Person Centered Medicine.
For example, the study found that a higher percentage of patients in MDVIP-affiliated practices with type 2 diabetes had better blood pressure control and lower bad (LDL-C) cholesterol levels, when compared to patients enrolled in national health plans. More than 90 percent of the patients of MDVIP-affiliated physicians in this study had good blood glucose levels. And patients with high cholesterol, hypertension and atrial fibrillation performed better on key benchmarks than their counterparts in national health plans.
Why? According to the study, because MDVIP-affiliated doctors have smaller practices, they can focus on the full spectrum of relevant health issues including acute concerns, chronic illness management and preventive screening. If you are experiencing a flare-up from a chronic illness, you can reach your doctor by phone and get an appointment the same or next day before the problem gets worse. The extra focus and timely attention can help patients achieve better results, empowering you to take charge of your health.
Dr. Alan Levinstone has completely changed my life.
Donald, patient of Dr. Alan Levinstone
Dr. Alan Levinstone has completely changed my life. Prior to joining MDVIP, I was working out and somewhat eating right as I battled hypertension, diabetes and weight control, but my numbers were not improving … As soon as I signed up, I began to get educated on proper nutrition suggestions to target my health conditions … The personal attention from Dr. Levinstone quickly identified major health issues that were bothering me for years that I was not aware of. We worked together as a team to resolve those conditions and found the correct treatments that were right for ME. Thanks to Dr. Levinstone and MDVIP I'm living a healthier lifestyle and more aware of the true health of my body.