Gurpreet Sandhoo, DO, PhD Introduces Personalized Care Medical Practice in Redding
Redding, CA (Oct. 16, 2014) – A private practitioner for almost two decades, Gurpreet Sandhoo, DO, PhD is establishing a concierge medical practice in Redding, California, providing full internal medicine coverage for her patients. Proactive wellness and personalized care will be emphasized within each of Dr. Sandhoo’s specialties, including women’s health, geriatrics, adolescent medicine and diabetic management.
“Personalized medicine provides the best possible solution to navigating today’s complex healthcare landscape,” says Dr. Sandhoo. “The gift of more time to spend with patients is of incalculable value, enabling me to comprehensively address multiple, complex conditions and focus on prevention and wellness. It also allows me to be my patients’ advocate, whenever and wherever needed…at the office or hospital, during regular hours, or on my cell phone in the middle of the night.”
She continues: “The rushed, time-constrained environment typical of traditional practices does not work with the kind of thorough, compassionate and empathetic medicine I want to practice, and have always practiced.”
Patients have been quick to embrace the concept: “Direct access to physician, day and night, just the thought that there is someone knowledgeable to answer the patient’s questions is a huge comfort,” wrote one patient. “I will eat beans every day if it means staying with Dr. Sandhoo!” says another long-time patient.
In addition, Dr. Sandhoo will serve as a dedicated advocate for her patients who require hospital care, from emergency room through discharge. “It is immensely reassuring to know that the doctor who knows me best will be with me throughout any hospital stays that may be needed,” comments a patient.
“Many of my patients are seniors, whom I have treated for years, and it is very important for them to feel confident that my caring doesn’t stop if and when they need hospital care,” says Dr. Sandhoo. “In fact, I will serve as the physician who admits them, and ensure there is complete continuity of care from hospital through their return home.”
Proactive wellness will be a primary focus of Dr. Sandhoo’s practice, including specialized programs for exercise, nutrition, heart health and diabetes management. “There are many ways patients can prevent the progression of disease and enjoy healthier lives,” says Dr. Sandhoo. “We encourage our patients to work with us and become active participants in their healthcare. My new practice will allow the time needed to accomplish just that.”
Physicians across the country are establishing concierge practices in order to return the physician-patient relationship to the forefront of their medical care, according to Specialdocs Consultants, Inc., a national health care consulting firm that is assisting Dr. Sandhoo with transition her practice to the personalized care model. Reducing the number of patients in their practice allows physicians to offer longer appointments, on the same or next day. Patients are also ensured personal and timely contact after hours and on weekends with direct access to their physician’s personal cell phone and email address. “More time to spend with patients is the number one reason our doctors transition to concierge medicine,” says Roberta Greenspan, President, Specialdocs.
About Dr. Sandhoo
Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Sandhoo completed her residency at Yale University. She is an assistant clinical professor at UC Davis and currently teaches at the Mercy Medical Center Redding, Residency Program. Dr. Sandhoo also serves as a hospitalist at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding.
To inquire about patient openings in Dr. Sandhoo’s Redding practice, located at 2110 Railroad Avenue, please call (530) 242-9151 or visit www.drgurpreetsandhoo.com