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Pulling Everything Together for the Patient

I took care of a 66 year old male who went to an ARC After Hours Clinic for abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea and was then sent to the emergency room. The patient and his wife both felt overwhelmed and afraid. I visited with them and answered questions about the labs and tests done, which helped lower their fears.  Read more.

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Moving Medications instead of Taking More

I met a patient for the first time during an appointment to evaluate his high blood pressure. I could tell from the look on his face and the sheer number of medication bags, bottles and papers that he needed guidance. Read More.

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Building relationships, even if it takes time

My story begins with my assignment to work with a couple who both struggle with complicated chronic health problems, many of which are in the hands of specialists. Read more.

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A Small Change Equals Big Success

My success story is about patient medication management and education. My patient has cognitive deficits and has difficulty remembering to take all her daily medications at the correct times. Read more.

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Enhancing Care Coordination Through Communication

My story is about reducing hospital stays through enhanced care coordination in a patient with chronic illness. When I first met my patient, he had been recently discharged from the hospital. I noted that he had several recent hospitalizations for Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) symptoms within less than 30 days. Read more.

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Trust and Care

This patient’s story is close to my heart because of my hospice background. The patient and her family had been told numerous times by the pulmonologist that there was nothing more that could be done medically for her. The patient was chair/bed bound with little quality of life. Read more

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Sometimes Healthcare Isn’t Enough

My success story is about care coordination and motivation. My patient was referred to ACCC by Dr. Jadhav. She has a condition that gives her frequent diarrhea, nausea, vomiting. She has been hospitalized multiple times this year. She was in the ICU once as well. Read more

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At ARC Coordinating Care is More Than Scheduling Appointments

My story is one of care coordination. My patient has multiple chronic illnesses. Last year he started having problems with memory, hallucinations, and headaches, which were quickly worsening. I was able to get him established with a specialist for vascular dementia. Read more