At any given time, a half dozen people sit in the waiting room at Affinia Healthcare in south St. Louis. Two parents coo over a new baby, while a group of older patients chat along the back wall. 53-year-old Keith Carter sits alone. An embroidered polo shirt and badge show he's just come from work. "I seem fit. Inside, it's just breaking down like sawdust. I just keep it in motion," he said, as he waited to pick up a prescription to manage his diabetes..." Read the full story
Congratulations to Affinia Healthcare for earning PCMH Level 3 Recognition from the National Committee on Quality Assurance! The National Committee on Quality Assurance (“NCQA”) is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition is the most widely-adopted method of transforming primary care practices into medical homes. Level 3 is the highest step in the NCQA PCMH recognition process.
"Dear Jack I first met you when I was 25 years old. I was young, naïve and I didn't know much about healthcare. You came to visit me in Senator Bond’s office in Washington DC asking for assistance in dealing with a federal bureaucracy. Frankly, I have to say I was intimidated; here is this big dude with a cowboy hat asking me to get a federal bureaucracy in line. I thought, heck yeah, I’m going to get this done or get my bottom kicked! Dick Bohrer, then the administrator of
The difficulty in reducing the epidemic addiction to painkillers while still trying to relieve patients’ pain is felt most by doctors such as Michael Spearman. He’s an internist at Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers, federally subsidized health clinics in north St. Louis that care for those with public health insurance or no insurance. The three clinics see 30,000 patients a year, and nearly 40 percent — 11,700 — are taking prescription painkillers.
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