Post Rock Family Medicine selected to participate in new national initiative to prevent heart attacks and strokes

July 25, 2016 | News | By: Zach Muhrer | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Today, CMS Million Hearts LogoPost Rock Family Medicine has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of 516 awardees in 47 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia to help reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes among millions of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. Health care practitioners, such as Post Rock, participating in the Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model will work to decrease cardiovascular disease risk by assessing an individual patient’s risk for heart attack or stroke and applying prevention interventions.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death and a major contributor to disability in the United States. One in three deaths are caused by heart attacks and strokes, resulting in over $300 billion of health care costs each year. Currently, health care practitioners are paid to screen for blood pressure, cholesterol, or other risk factors individually. In testing a new approach, practitioners participating in the Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model’s intervention group will use a data-driven, widely accepted predictive modeling approach to generate personalized risk scores and develop specific plans in partnership with patients to reduce the risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Accepted applicants were randomly assigned to either the intervention or control group in accordance with the model’s randomized control design.

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Summer Lunch Program

July 13, 2016 | Alerts | By: Naomi Wyatt

Summer Lunch Program

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Post Rock Family Medicine Welcomes Jared Wilmoth

May 17, 2016 | Students | By: Naomi Wyatt

Jared WilmothMy name is Jared Wilmoth, I am a third year medical student from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City. I am working with Dr. Fisher for my family medicine rotation.

-Where are you from?
I grew up in Olathe, just south of Kansas City. However I was born in Parsons, KS and like to claim that I have a little small town blood in me.

-Why did you come to Plainville?
I came to Plainville because I was interested in exploring the practice of medicine in rural areas. Many members of my family have received excellent care in rural hospitals and clinics in Kansas. I wanted to learn about the unique challenges that healthcare providers face when providing care in small town hospitals and clinics.

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