MDVIP, the national leader in affordable personalized healthcare, announced that Claudine M. De Dan, M.D., has opened an MDVIP-affiliated practice in Mullica Hill, N.J., to provide a better healthcare experience with an emphasis on prevention, not just the treatment of illness.
"My goal as a family physician is to help patients reach and maintain their health goals," said Dr. De Dan, who is board certified in Family Medicine. "This is accomplished through detailed medical evaluation and personalized care, which I'm able to provide under the MDVIP model. I'm delighted to be helping patients in the community find the path that leads them to optimal wellness through nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyle choices."
Personalized Preventive Care
MDVIP-affiliated physicians have significantly smaller practices, which allows them to spend more time with each patient and provide highly individualized primary care compared to traditional practices. For an annual membership fee, each patient receives the MDVIP Wellness Program, a comprehensive yearly health assessment that includes advanced diagnostic tests and health screenings to give a more complete view of the patient's overall health. Using the results, physicians provide one-on-one coaching and tools to help patients make healthier lifestyle choices, prevent disease and achieve their personal wellness goals.
Proven Health Outcomes
Published research supports the MDVIP model. Medicare patients in MDVIP-affiliated practices were admitted to the hospital 79% less than patients in traditional practices, and commercial patients were in the hospital 72% less, notes an American Journal of Managed Care study. This significant reduction in hospitalizations yielded a $300-million savings for Medicare in one year. Readmission rates for Medicare patients suffering heart attack, congestive heart failure, and pneumonia were dramatically lower than readmission rates for non-MDVIP Medicare patients.
Smaller Practice, More Time
Other benefits of an MDVIP-affiliated practice include same- or next-day appointments that start on time and last an average of 30 minutes. Physicians are reachable 24/7 by cell phone. If patients have an emergent need while traveling, their physician can help arrange care with a local hospital, pharmacy or doctor, which may include an MDVIP-affiliated physician. Demonstrating the value of the MDVIP model, patient satisfaction and annual membership renewals consistently exceed 90 percent.
About Claudine M. De Dan, M.D.
Dr. De Dan earned her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, in Piscataway. She completed her internship and residency at Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Chester, Pennsylvania. She has been a physician in the Mullica Hill community for over 10 years and was voted Top Doctor by South Jersey Magazine in 2009.
MDVIP leads the market in membership-based healthcare that goes far beyond concierge medicine services with a national network of more than 950 primary care physicians focused on prevention and personalized healthcare. Learn more at www.mdvip.com.