PCMH Case Study: Focus on Patient Mix

January 1, 2015


ACHI Communications

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Saline Med Pediatrics (SMP) is an all-around family operation. Staffed and managed primarily by one family, SMP is a clinic that, despite the name, cares for all members of the families they serve including patients ranging in age from six months to 102 years. SMP’s one full-time physician, Dr. Mark Martindale, is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics. The clinic has three part-time physicians, two licensed nurse practitioners, and a part-time x-ray technician on staff. One of their part-time physicians is Dr. Martindale’s father, the oldest practicing provider in Arkansas.

This study is part of a series of case studies spotlighting practice transformation to the PCMH model, emphasizing how individual practices have approached innovation and implementation.

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