A shortage of primary-care physicians in our region is a problem for patients and health care providers, alike. While patients are concerned that they can't find a doctor, physicians, in turn, are struggling to recruit colleagues to their practices at a time when the supply is diminishing and financial challenges are growing.
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Improving access to primary-care physicians in the National Capital Region is a strategy that was facilitated when the Suburban Hospital Healthcare System became a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine on June 30. The integration of the two organizations enables the continued growth of JHCP, which currently employs more than 140 physicians who provide community-based medicine in 18 locations spanning 11 Maryland counties, including Montgomery. Recently, Suburban announced its intention to integrate
"JHCP's innovative practice-management model makes it possible for physicians like me to focus on the patient, not on running a business," adds Matthew Poffenroth, MD, a
Dr. Gene Green, Chief Medical Officer for JHCP, believes that his patients also benefit from information technology that facilitates transfer and review of medical records among the physicians in the group as well as the participating hospitals — The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Suburban Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Bayview. "This streamlined process helps to ensure that everyone involved with the patient's care has fast access to the information they need," explains Dr. Green. "The implications for quality and safety are significant."
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Rockville, MD 20850
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