Drs. Patricia Lopez Po and Xavier J. Muñoz Open MDVIP-Affiliated Practices to Provide Personalized, Preventive Care in Far West Texas
Boca Raton, Fla. – February 28, 2023 – MDVIP, the market leader in personalized healthcare with a network of over 1,100 physicians nationwide, today announced that two primary care doctors in El Paso, Texas, have opened new MDVIP-affiliated practices. Family physicians Patricia Lopez Po, M.D., and Xavier J. Muñoz, D.O., have joined the MDVIP network to provide patients in Far West Texas a better healthcare experience focused on prevention, not just the treatment of illness.
“As a family physician, I strive to bring a tailored approach to care that addresses the unique needs of patients through every stage of life,” said Dr. Patricia Lopez Po, who has a special interest in women’s health and travel medicine. “Joining MDVIP provides even greater opportunities for me to help patients make meaningful change toward optimal health, whether that’s reducing the number of medications they take, increasing their energy level or preventing trips to the emergency room.”
“It’s a privilege to provide comprehensive primary care to families in the community for the last 15 years,” said Dr. Xavier Muñoz. “Through my affiliation with MDVIP, I look forward to continuing to serve as a healthcare partner to patients and providing more advanced screening tools and services that enable us to better assess risk and establish wellness plans in which we are both fully invested.”
Smaller Practice, Personalized Care
MDVIP-affiliated physicians maintain significantly smaller practices, allowing them to spend more time with patients and provide more individualized primary care compared to traditional practices. For an annual membership fee, patients receive 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 ongoing coaching and tools to help patients make healthier lifestyle choices, prevent disease and achieve their wellness goals.
Other benefits include same or next-day appointments that start on time and last an average of 30 minutes. Physicians are reachable 24/7 by phone, and many offer telehealth appointments for services that can be performed remotely. In addition, the MDVIP Connect app and website allow patients to communicate with their doctor online, access personal health records and obtain meal plans, workout programs and other healthcare resources. Should an emergent need arise while a patient is traveling, physicians can help arrange care with a local hospital, pharmacy or doctor, which may include another MDVIP affiliate.
Proven Health Outcomes
MDVIP is at the forefront of healthcare research, with ten published studies in peer-reviewed medical journals. Findings demonstrate better health outcomes among patients in MDVIP-affiliated practices compared to those in traditional primary care practices, including:
• 79% fewer hospitalizations for Medicare patients
• 72% fewer hospitalizations for commercially insured patients
• $300 million savings for Medicare in one year
• 40% more patients identified at risk for cardiovascular disease using advanced testing
MDVIP has also partnered with the global research firm Ipsos to conduct national “consumer IQ” surveys addressing Americans’ knowledge and views on major health concerns, including longevity, men’s health, women’s health, brain health, heart disease and obesity.
About Patricia Lopez Po, M.D.
Dr. Lopez Po received her medical degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ) in Mexico and completed her internship and residency in Family Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine and is an attending physician at The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus and Memorial Campus. In addition to preventive care, Dr. Lopez Po has a special interest in women’s health, hormone replacement therapy for men and women, aesthetics and travel medicine. She is also a clinical associate professor at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, New Mexico. For more information about Dr. Lopez Po, visit https://www.mdvip.com/doctors/PatriciaLopezPoMD.
About Xavier J. Muñoz, D.O.
Dr. Muñoz received his medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California. He completed his internship and residency in Family Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Muñoz is affiliated with Del Sol Medical Center and The Hospitals of Providence. He has been recognized by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians for his efforts fostering relationships with elected officials to advance the specialty of family medicine statewide. For more information about Dr. Muñoz, visit https://www.mdvip.com/doctors/XavierMunozDO.
Click here for a list of all MDVIP-affiliated physicians in the El Paso, Texas, area.
SOURCE: Press Room; MDVIP; https://www.mdvip.com/about-mdvip/press-room/two-el-paso-family-physicians-join-mdvip-primary-care-network
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