At McMinnville Internal Medicine, our goal is to partner with each patient to reach their maximum level of wellness; and to achieve this goal, we have a network of area physicians and agencies with whom we have established relationships for specialty referrals. In addition, we offer a wide range of “in-house” testing and services for the convenience of our patients. Some of the In-House Services that we offer include:
- Diabetes (A1C and Urine Protein) Testing
- Pregnancy Testing
- Flu Testing
- Strep Testing
- Anticoagulation (PT INR) Monitoring
- Glucose Testing
- Spirometry for Breathing Capacity
- At Home Polysomography (Sleep Testing)
For patient convenience, Willamette Valley Medical Center provides Laboratory Services in our practice daily from 8:00AM – 1:00PM.
In addition, we provide group educational opportunities for patients around various diseases such as Diabetes, COPD, and Chronic Pain.
In an effort to provide the best possible care and coordination for new patients, McMinnville Internal Medicine has established the role of New Patient Coordinator. Our New Patient Coordinator provides a single point of contact for new patients. The coordinator works to obtain medical records, ensures that all pertinent data contained in historic records is reflected in your McMinnville Internal Medicine Chart and ensures that your doctor has all pertinent information about you for your first visit with us. To speak with our New Patient Coordinator, please call our main number 503-472-9002.
Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+)
The physicians and staff at McMinnville Internal Medicine are part of a five year Medicare Demonstration Project that focuses on evidence based medicine. As a CPC+ practice, McMinnville Internal Medicine is responsible for meeting clinical benchmarks demonstrating that the care that we provide to individuals with certain diseases meets or exceeds national standards. Clinical benchmarks for which we are responsible include: coordinated specialty care for diabetics and for patients with heart disease, cancer screenings for preventative care, and interventions to identify and treat patients with depression and alcohol and drug addiction. Each quarter, the physicians and staff choose a quality improvement project in which we look for ways to improve performance around our clinical outcomes. In the past, these projects have included: Increasing the number of diabetics who receive diabetic eye exams, increasing the number of colon cancer screenings and increasing the number of cervical cancer screenings. Focus on these metrics allows us to direct more people to treatment that improves health and saves lives.
Care and Case Management Services
Our staff and providers work hard behind the scenes to coordinate and provide the best possible care for our patients. Our RNs provide triage services and regularly call patients outside of appointments to ensure that they understand their treatment plans and to answer questions as they arise. Patients who were in the Emergency Department or who are discharged from the hospital receive intensive intervention and follow-up to keep them from re-admitting. Our pharmacist works with patients and physicians to ensure that patients receive optimal therapy and outcomes from their prescription drugs. In addition, we have dedicated staff who ensure that patients are offered age and gender appropriate preventative care services.