NEW YORK -- In the ever changing healthcare landscape, its becoming more complicated than ever for patients to decide where to go to receive proper care. According to Dr. Richard Park, CEO of CityMD, urgent care centers like his fill an important gap
"We're moving to a value based healthcare system," he explains. "Providers, in order to provide value and save money have to work together. Gone are the days of urgent cares being on their own, or specialists being on their own." This partnership ultimately benefits the patients, Dr. Park feels.
While urgent cares have long been subject to stigma of being poor care providers, Dr. Park and CityMD are hoping to change that notion. "Hospitals have been very good at specialization, and things that make money. They are not consumer facing. At CityMD, we are primarily consumer facing. We're not hospital system based, we do entirely what is best for the patients."
CityMD also is has also embraced the growing digital medicine movement. "Currently 90 percent of our business is brick and mortar and 10 percent telemedicine. One day, in perhaps 5-10, years that number will flip. "What it ultimately comes down to for urgent cares such as City MD is seeing as many patients as possible. In that respect, Telemedicine is a great form of triage," says Dr. Park. "It helps us maximize the number of eyeballs we have."
From minor cuts and scrapes to infections, vaccinations and health screenings, the 50 CityMD urgent care centers across New York and New Jersey help patients feel their best faster and easier than ever before.
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