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Minke WinklerPrins MD is NOT accepting any new patients in 2014

Minke WinklerPrins MD is NOT accepting any new patients in 2014

| January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Dr. WinklerPrins is NOT accepting any new patients at this time in 2014.

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Minke WinklerPrins MD will coordinate patient-centered care

Minke WinklerPrins MD will coordinate patient-centered care

| September 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dr. WinklerPrins will coordinate patient-centered care, provide support for family and caregivers, and form a team with patient, family, physician and care coordinator. Physician services include: Making house calls in the city of San Luis Obispo to patients established with the practice. Minke WinklerPrins MD in 2013 is making house calls in the 5 Cities Area […]

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Doctor Shortage in San Luis Obispo California

Doctor Shortage in San Luis Obispo California

| April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, there’s a critical shortage of primary care physicians on the Central Coast. And the problem is projected to get a lot worse. There is a shortage of Primary Care doctors in San Luis Obispo County. Click here to read the text for this video on KSBY SOURCE: […]

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Palliative Care Specialists Are Scarce

Palliative Care Specialists Are Scarce

| April 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Baby boomers have never needed more care to ease their pain and suffering. But there simply aren’t enough specialists to get the job done. There’s of as many as 18,000 physicians focused on palliative care and hospice care. Right now, there are 5,150 hospice programs and 1,635 hospital palliative care teams in the U.S., according […]

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House Call Doctor in San Luis Obispo FAQ’s

House Call Doctor in San Luis Obispo FAQ’s

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Will my insurance cover a  home visiting doctor? Medicare will cover Dr. WinklerPrins to make a home visits for those patients who qualify. Are you eligible for physician home care? If you have difficulty getting to a doctors office, then house call visits are likely covered in the same manner as a regular visit to […]

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Minke WinklerPrins MD now accepting new patients

Minke WinklerPrins MD now accepting new patients

| March 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Minke WinklerPrins MD was making house calls in 2013 in the city of San Luis Obispo to patients established with the practice. Dr. WinklerPrins will coordinate patient-centered care, provide support for family and caregivers, and form a team with patient, family, physician and care coordinator. Physician services include: Making house calls in the city of […]

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What does Palliative Medicine do?

What does Palliative Medicine do?

| February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Palliative Medicine: Focuses on providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative medicine is appropriate for patients in all disease stages, including those undergoing treatment for curable illnesses and those living […]

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What is a Primary Care Physician?

What is a Primary Care Physician?

| February 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Primary care is that care provided by physicians specifically trained for and skilled in comprehensive first contact and continuing care for persons with any undiagnosed sign, symptom, or health concern (the “undifferentiated” patient) not limited by problem origin (biological, behavioral, or social), organ system, or diagnosis. Primary care includes health promotion, disease prevention, health maintenance, […]

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They’re back … doctors making house calls!

They’re back … doctors making house calls!

| January 12, 2013

Remember in the old days when Dr. Welby came to the house to visit the sick … well, those days are back and you have plenty of choices. Doctors are making “old fashion” house calls are making a very big come back. Helping those young and old who have a hard time getting to the […]

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House calls increase satisfaction and cut hospital admissions among elderly

House calls increase satisfaction and cut hospital admissions among elderly

| January 11, 2013

Researchers say house calls didn’t save money compared with other models of care, but that could be because of the population treated. By Victoria Stagg Elliott, amednews staff. Posted Sept. 11, 2012. A house call program may not always reduce health care costs in treating older adults with numerous chronic conditions, but there may be […]

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