It’s a Report Card with No Failing Grades
Health screenings are an important ingredient in the CHOP (Community Healthcare Outreach Program) formula. We go to where the patients are and that may be in the senior buildings, behavioral health centers, or directly to the patient’s home as part of our House Call Program. Of course, you may always make an appointment in the offices of Salerno Medical Associatesif you want to come to us.
Health screenings and subsequent diagnoses and treatments constitute the healthcare report card that’s individually tailored, revisited and updated “at each and every visit wherever that visit may be.” This report card ensured there are no surprises wherever you go for treatment.
The focus on preventative medicine is more important than ever as people age into our fifties, sixties, seventies and beyond. One of the keys is continually updating healthcare report cards for all patients, but especially for the AARP generation. Healthcare report cards, based on U.S. Task Force guidelines, serve as a medical biography for all our patients, updated with every visit throughout the patient’s cycle. They include our patients’ medical histories, family factors and genetics that may predict risks for diseases.
A critical part of prevention is being proactive in addressing and managing chronic diseases and conditions. Aside from the screenings that are a big part of the proactive approach, the report card records vaccinations, medication compliance and adherence, smoking history, obesity and other health history.
Our feedback on effectiveness affirms that the healthcare report card gets revisited by primary care providers, which also assures better managed health care. We also participate with insurance companies in a value-based medicine program. This is graded by be heath insurers and based on healthcare outcomes.
—“We know what the obstacles are. We know what the pitfalls are. We actually do something to remove them.”— Dr. Alexander G. Salerno, Founder of CHOP—
By sending a team of experts to visit your facility on a regular basis, CHOP can provide early on-site treatment intervention of controllable and curable diseases like diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, and cancer screenings. This can save patients from unanticipated disease and illness, as well as saving the system from unnecessary, costly hospital visits.
Why are health screenings so important?
√ Even if it is a disease that cannot be prevented, early detection can lessen its impact.
√ A screening can find a disease before there are reportable symptoms This means you have a chance of having it treated more effectively. Early detection of prostate or colon cancer, for example, can be the difference between a relatively quick cure and advanced stages that are fatal.
√ Health screenings are an important part of the preventive, proactive health approach.
√ Screening tests uncover what is known as the risk factor, which may be the behavior or supplemental health issue that presents a significant risk of developing into a more serious disease..
√ Some of the most common screening tests include: colonoscopy, diabetes or pre-diabetes, mammography, prostate specific antigen (PSA), pap test and cholesterol.
— Call 973-676-0955 to learn more about CHOP, health screenings and health report cards—