Chicago Area Doctor Opens New MDVIP-Affiliated Primary Care Practice
Mary K. George, M.D., Provides Patient-Centered Care to Northwest Suburbs
BOCA RATON, Fla., Aug. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — MDVIP, the national leader in affordable personalized healthcare, announced today that Mary K. George, M.D. has opened a new MDVIP-affiliated primary care practice in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Board certified in both Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine, Dr. George is associated with AMITA Health’s Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove and St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates. She becomes MDVIP’s 10th affiliated physician in the Chicago metro area to deliver a better healthcare experience with an emphasis on health prevention, not just the treatment of illness.
“As a result of my 24 years of practice, I have realized that a robust doctor-patient relationship is fundamental to providing optimal care,” said Dr. George. “Becoming an MDVIP-affiliated physician equips me with more time and tools to develop close relationships with my patients, evaluate all aspects of their health and lifestyle, and partner with them on formulating a wellness plan that helps them achieve their personal goals.”
Personalized Preventive Care
MDVIP-affiliated physicians maintain significantly smaller practices, which allows them to spend more time with patients and provide highly individualized primary care compared to traditional practices. For an annual membership fee, each patient receives the MDVIP Wellness Program, a comprehensive yearly health assessment that includes advanced diagnostic tests and screenings to give a more complete view of the patient’s overall health. Using the results, physicians provide coaching and tools to help patients make healthier lifestyle choices, prevent disease and achieve their wellness goals.
Proven Health Outcomes
Published research supports the MDVIP model. Medicare patients in MDVIP-affiliated practices were admitted to the hospital 79% less than patients in traditional practices, and commercial patients were in the hospital 72% less, notes an American Journal of Managed Care study. This significant reduction in hospitalizations yielded a $300-million savings for Medicare in one year. Readmission rates for Medicare patients suffering heart attack, congestive heart failure and pneumonia were dramatically lower than for non-MDVIP Medicare patients.
Smaller Practice, More Time
Other benefits of an MDVIP-affiliated practice include same- or next-day appointments that start on time and last an average of 30 minutes. Physicians are reachable 24/7 by phone. If patients have an emergent need while traveling, their physician can help arrange care with a local hospital, pharmacy or doctor, which may include another MDVIP-affiliated physician. Demonstrating the value of the MDVIP model, patient satisfaction and annual membership renewals consistently exceed 90 percent.
About Mary K. George, M.D.
Dr. George received her medical degree from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Missouri. She completed her internship at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri, and her residency in Internal Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. For more information about Dr. Mary George, visit https://www.mdvip.com/doctors/MaryGeorgeMD.
MDVIP leads the market in membership-based healthcare that goes far beyond concierge medicine services with a national network of more than 950 primary care physicians focused on prevention and personalized healthcare. Learn more at www.mdvip.com.