What can we do for you?
We work in your community, with your referral sources and
partners to improve clinical care and track patient outcomes.
Our specialized team is here to meet your needs. Whether it’s a new medical director in your skilled nursing facility, physiatry visits for your rehab patients, or physician visits to your residents in an assisted living community, we’re happy to build a custom solution that works for and with your team.
Why do you need physiatry in your skilled nursing facility?
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, also known as physiatrists, are medical doctors who treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.
A physiatrist is an MD or DO who specializes in patient function. Unlike other medical specialties that focus on a medical “cure,” the goals of the physiatrist are to maximize patients’ independence in activities of daily living and improve quality of life with a focus on the patient’s functional outcomes. Physiatrists tend to utilize therapies and modalities where possible as opposed to medications.
Contact us today to learn what five areas our physiatrists specialize in and how a rehab specialist can help your facility.
Studies show that patients who are managed by a board-certified physiatrist (BCP) have significantly higher functional independence efficiency than patients who are not.* Additionally, the length of stay and annual cost per episode are significantly shorter and lower than those who were not managed by a BCP.
*semanticscholar.org – Published 2016 in Geriatrics & Gerontology International
Primary and Palliative Care
What can a physician’s presence do for your assisted living community?
Our coordinated service options include:
- Providing medical care independent of ties to home health or other referral-based companies.
- Combine a medical team of physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and medical assistants to your team.
- See patients in the comfort of their own home—the home provided by your team.
- Coordinate care with your team.
- Consulting pharmacists educate patients about their medications.
- Consulting pharmacists and physicians reconcile medications with your team at each encounter.
- Communicate with patients’ families to keep them informed.
- Educate your team to improve their level of care.
- Certify your facility and your team as they meet educational criteria provided by our team.
- Process improvement from medical experts in post-acute care.
- Provide our expertise in dementia care to improve your team’s care of memory care patients.
Contact us today to learn all of the retention, patient, family, and staff satisfaction benefits a Bridge Utah Medical Group physician can bring to your community.
Today’s payment models demand shorter lengths of stay and increased patient acuity post discharge. With increased physician presence and physician-led education modules, your staff will have the confidence they need to care for your patients.