Doctors Care goes beyond primary care to provide comprehensive care including pharmacy, lab, radiology testing, treatment, hospice, complementary medicine and psychological support. The availability of these services ensures comprehensive care for all patients. And, increasingly, we are focusing our efforts on supporting a growing number of patients with chronic conditions.
Why? Patients with chronic conditions have the higher probability of readmission. Seventy-five percent of all health care costs are for five chronic diseases - heart disease, cancer, diabetes, chronic lung disease and stroke. Statistics like these directly define the value (and savings) that a program like Doctors Care contributes to a community. When we are able to manage chronic conditions, it is less costly and time-consuming for physicians and hospitals. There is also a significant cost savings opportunity for hospitals when we are able to prevent avoidable hospitalizations, readmissions and provide end-of-life care.