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Meducation Assessments

New Member Meducation Assessment

A New Member Meducation Assessment includes several parts.

Once you arrive in the office, you will be given a brief orientation to the office.  Then you and Dr. Hersch will begin an age/gender appropriate history, examination, counseling/anticipatory guidance/risk factor reduction interventions, and the ordering of appropriate laboratory/diagnostic procedures. 

The follow-up appointment will discuss the diagnostic results, and provide preventative medicine counseling and/or risk factor reduction intervention(s).  You will be given a written Health Management Plan summarizing your Meducation Assessment.  The Health Management Plan will include discussions of medications (including prescriptions), recommendations for changes in lifestyle, advice regarding psychosocial issues, and possibilities for alternative healthcare options.

Medical records (including the Health Management Plan) will be available in your patient portal.  Should an accident or hospital admission occur, your medical record is always available.

Continuing Member Meducation Assessment

This is similar to the New Member Meducation Assessment and it is completed in two visits.  In addition, it does not include a review of old records—only new information.  It is a periodic comprehensive preventive medicine reevaluation and evaluation & management of an individual including an age and gender appropriate history, examination, counseling/anticipatory guidance/risk factor reduction interventions, and the ordering of appropriate laboratory/diagnostic procedures.  In this case, you can complete your laboratory/diagnostic procedures before the scheduled Assessment so that your results are available for evaluation during the appointment time.

You will receive an updated Health Management Plan, and your medical record will be in your patient portal.