“This year has exposed the vulnerabilities of traditional fee-for-service practices in ways we could never have foreseen,” says Bauer. “And 2020 has also underscored the resilience and rewards of the Specialdocs model of personalized medicine and inspired rising numbers of physicians to consider this beneficial alternative for themselves and their patients. At this pivotal point in American healthcare, we are privileged to share with Concierge Medicine Forum attendees our collective experience and first-person stories of transformation from our network of dedicated doctors.”
Michael Tetreault, CMF organizer and editor of Concierge Medicine Today, says: “The virtual format enables us to host a more diverse gathering of healthcare professionals than ever before, and offer 24/7 on-demand access to insights from the industry’s most creative minds. We’re thrilled to feature groups like Specialdocs, pioneers and continual innovators in the concierge medicine space.”
Specialdocs will be featured at events including: (all ET)
Thursday, Nov. 12th Pre-conference workshop
- Concierge Medicine: is it right for you, your patients, and your market?” T Bauer 10:40 – 11:35 AM
- Physician Perspectives Panel. Special Doc Morris Hasson, MD, California, discusses the rewards and challenges of his transition to concierge medicine. 2:40-3:40 PM
- “Group Concierge Medicine: Does it Work?” Special Docs Natasha Beauvais, MD; Cecily Havert, MD; Ken Zweig, MD, Northern Virginia Family Practice Associates. 2 PM
Friday, Nov. 13th
- “Cutting Through the Fog: What a Medical Practice Will Look Like for Traditional Fee-for-Service and Concierge Physicians for the Foreseeable Future” T Bauer. 2-3 PM
- “Social Media for Doctors Made Simple: What are You Putting into the World” Special Doc Uday Jani, MD, integrative concierge medicine, Shoreview Personalized Care, Delaware. 4-5 pm
After 2 pm
- “Lifestyle Medicine in a Concierge Practice” Special Doc Dorothy Serna, MD, North Cypress Internal Medicine & Wellness, Texas
- “Lessons Learned: Challenges and Physician Satisfaction Years Later” Special Doc Dominick Curatola, MD, cardiac concierge medicine, California
Saturday, Nov. 14th
- “Concierge Physician Lifecycle: From Exhaustion to Exhilaration to Exit” T Bauer 2 PM
- “Restoring the Balance: Physician’s Guide to the New World Ahead of Us” Uday Jani, MD 3-4 pm
Since 2002, concierge medicine transition and management experts Specialdocs Consultants have helped physicians nationwide transform their practices with a uniquely customized and sustainable concierge model.
Contact: Mindy Kolof, [email protected]
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Promise to Expand Intermountain Healthcare, Primary Children’s Hospital Pediatric Behavioral Health Services Inspires $10 Million Gift
Gift to the Intermountain Foundation will help Intermountain Healthcare and Primary Children’s expand and enhance behavioral health services to improve mental wellness in children and teens and help prevent mental health crises.
Greg and Julie Cook
Salt Lake City, Utah, Oct. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Intermountain Healthcare and Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital are launching a bold plan to enhance mental and behavioral health services for children and teens in crisis throughout the Intermountain West – an effort that has inspired an extraordinary $10 million gift from Utah community leaders Greg and Julie Cook.
The Cooks’ generous and transformational gift to the Intermountain Foundation will help Intermountain Healthcare and the experts at Primary Children’s expand and enhance behavioral health services to improve mental wellness in children and teens and help prevent mental health crises.
Suicide is a leading cause of death among children ages 10-17 years. Intermountain Healthcare’s hospital emergency departments have seen a more than 300 percent increase in pediatric mental health crises over the past eight years, and an estimated 40 percent of kids who have depression are not getting care, said Katy Welkie, RN, MBA, CEO of Primary Children’s Hospital and Vice President of Intermountain Children’s Health.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has also highlighted the ongoing need for additional mental, behavioral, and emotional health resources,” Welkie said. “It is our responsibility as a community of passionate, motivated, and family-driven individuals to tackle this crisis head on. Thanks to the generous gift given by the Cook family, we will continue to build on our primary promise to offer additional support for children in our community.”
For teenagers like Holland, these services are critical to achieving a hopeful future.
“I think I just stopped caring. I was living like it was my last day, every day. I didn’t feel like I had a future, or anywhere to go,” said Holland, 16, recalling her struggle before getting help from Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital’s behavioral health services. “I’m really grateful that there’s someone to talk to now.”
With the help of the Cooks’ gift, Intermountain Healthcare and Primary Children’s Hospital will begin to offer:
A new pediatric assessment, referral, and consultation service to screen, triage, and place children in the right services, both virtually and in person. Services will include both crisis response and stabilization, as well as a full array of treatment options.
Expansion of available care options, including a call center, TeleHealth services, and in-home crisis services. The call center will connect families to local providers and services throughout the Intermountain West.
A new pediatric behavioral health unit located at the second Primary Children’s Hospital campus being built in Lehi. Offering both inpatient and outpatient services, the new hospital will include a 12-bed behavioral health unit with private outdoor space conducive to healing and spiritual health.
The new Lehi hospital location was selected to ensure the shortest drive time possible for the rapidly growing Utah County community.
“When we learned about Intermountain’s effort to