Helps Patients Avoid Readmission Following Discharge
October 12, 2020
When patients are discharged from the hospital, the last thing they want is to be quickly readmitted. Providing appropriate care while in the hospital and follow-up care after discharge can help to reduce the need for readmissions. In fact, that follow-up care from a primary care provider can be critical in making sure that the progress patients make in the hospital continues after discharge.
But what if a patient does not have a primary provider? To help address this gap and to help provide the continuum of care from the hospital bedside and beyond, Wellington Regional Medical Center has opened the Wellington Center of Internal Medicine, located on the hospital’s main campus. The new clinic provides discharged patients the opportunity to have the important follow-up care with physicians who were part of the care team while the patient was in the hospital. As a teaching hospital, the physicians at the Wellington Center of Internal Medicine have access to the latest medical education, clinical research and up-to-date clinical practices. All that expertise is now available in an outpatient setting through the new clinic.
“The Wellington Center for Internal Medicine is committed to providing exceptional adult primary care,” says Alejandro Biglione, MD, associate program director, Wellington Center for Internal Medicine. “Our goal is to ensure our patients feel comfortable with their health knowing they have a medical provider for life.”
Full-Service Outpatient Clinic
The center is a full-service outpatient internal medicine practice with five exam rooms, an onsite lab and a procedural room. The clinic, which is located at 10111 Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 231 (the building located directly east of the hospital’s main entrance), specializes in the treatment of adults age 18 and over. Some of the services available at the clinic include wellness checkups, sick visits, post-hospital follow-up care, diabetes maintenance, management of chronic conditions, immunizations, and sports physicals.
“Your health is important to us. That is why our physicians follow the latest guidelines and treatments when caring for our patients,” says Biglione. “Whether it is for a routine physical or a serious illness that requires a hospital stay, the team at the Wellington Center of Internal Medicine is committed to providing quality adult primary care.”
The Wellington Center of Internal Medicine can accommodate walk-ins and same-day visits for urgent patient care needs. To schedule an appointment, please call 561-472-2590. The office is open Monday – Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and accepts most health insurances.
Wellington Center of Internal Medicine
10111 Forest Hill Blvd., Suite 231
Wellington, FL 33414