Living Well Blog

June 28, 2022
If you’re joining an MDVIP-affiliated practice, you may be wondering how the program works with commercial health insurance and Medicare. The answer: Commercial insurance and Medicare work the same in MDVIP-affiliated practices as they do in traditional primary care practices. Your MDVIP-… See more
June 28, 2022
MDVIP has been connecting doctors and patients for more than 20 years, providing a model of care where members and their physicians have time to actually work together, focus on preventive care and form meaningful connections that can lead to better health outcomes. Started in 2000 by primary care… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
March 28, 2022
When the doctor-patient relationship works, patients experience better health outcomes. Research shows when patients are happier and reassured, they understand their health challenges and… See more
February 17, 2020

Highlights from Kimberly Collins’ Nominations

The wife of a 94-year-old patient who had a recent fall felt his health was declining. She was scared and unwilling to call 911. Sensing her desperation, Kimberly drove six miles to their house and convinced them to call 911. Kimberly stayed… See more
September 6, 2019
Going to a primary care physician isn’t fun. There’s the long wait for an appointment (weeks!) and the long wait at the office (hours!). And then there’s the appointment: You get just 10 minutes with a doctor or nurse practitioner who’s looking at a computer. For many, this is the typical primary… See more
By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
November 12, 2018
Every few years, MDVIP invites its affiliated physicians to a national meeting. In my 10 years with the company, I’ve been to all of them. This year we met in Dallas. Why do we get together? To learn from each other and experts about the latest medical trends in prevention and wellness – and to… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 13, 2018
If you’ve been a loyal patient of your primary care physician, here’s some good news: Patients who continuously use the same primary care doctor live longer, according to a recent study published in BMJ Open journal. Results also… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
February 14, 2018
You may know that inflammation is an important aspect of health, but if you’re like most people, you don’t know exactly why. That’s understandable. Inflammation is a complex process.  Sometimes inflammation is a good thing, like when you cut yourself shaving. Your body sends cells to the source of… See more
September 19, 2017
Doctors today aren’t so well. Trust me, I know. I remember waking up each day dreading going into my primary care practice. I’d check my appointment schedule and literally feel sick to my stomach, with 25 patients to see – every day, day after day – and only 10 minutes with each,… See more
September 19, 2017
Primary care physicians serve as healthy role models for their patients. But doctors don't always practice what they preach. From sleep issues and high stress to poor diet and weight problems, traditional primary care doctors report in the national … See more
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