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What Is Integrated Healthcare And Why Is It Important?

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Integrated healthcare is a unique approach to healthcare that’s characterized by close collaboration and communication between multiple doctors and healthcare professionals.

In other words, it’s a type of healthcare where all of your doctors work together to solve issues with your physical, mental, and behavioral health. Rather than being isolated and separate, each doctor and medical professional contributes toward your overall care. Physicians, Nurse Practioners, Physician Assistants, nurses, psychologists, and other health professionals all work together for better health outcomes.

Curious to learn more? Let’s discuss the primary benefits of the approach we take at Bayless Integrated Healthcare, and what makes us unique among healthcare providers in the greater Phoenix area.

What Are The Benefits Of Integrated Healthcare?

Integrated healthcare has a lot of great benefits for patients and doctors alike. Primarily, this includes:

  1. Patient satisfaction – Studies on interprofessional and integrated healthcare show that it results in higher overall patient satisfaction rates. Patients benefit from enhanced collaboration between their doctors, who can work closely together to provide better overall outcomes for disease management, mental health issues, physical therapy, and much more. This enhances their overall quality of life, and their overall satisfaction with their healthcare provider. 
  2. Quality of care – Integrated healthcare provides better overall quality of care. General practitioners, specialists, physical therapists, psychologists, home care professionals, and other medical professionals can collaborate more closely with one another, understand the unique needs of each patient, and create a customized, personalized treatment plan to enhance manage their health conditions, ensure they’re receiving appropriate treatment, and improve their overall well-being. 
  3. Improved access to services – One of the biggest benefits of integrated healthcare for patients is that they enjoy improved access to services. For example, in an integrated healthcare model, a patient who needs mental health services or counseling can quickly get a referral from their primary care physician, and see a counselor who works within the same organization – or even the same building. There is also reverse integration in which your Psychiatrist or Therapist can refer you to a primary care physician.This means it’s easier for patients to get access to the physical and mental health care services they need. And with many integrated healthcare providers now offering virtual healthcare services and telemedicine, healthcare services are more accessible than ever.

     

  4. Lower overall healthcare costs – When doctors and medical professionals work and collaborate together, this results in lower overall healthcare costs. Patients can get the care they need with fewer appointments. Enhanced information-sharing in an integrated healthcare model can also speed up diagnosis and help eliminate redundant medical tests and exams, further reducing costs to both patients and healthcare companies alike.

Bayless’ Integrated Approach to Healthcare

At Bayless Integrated Healthcare, we’re an integrated primary care and behavioral health practice in Greater Phoenix. We use an integrated healthcare “whole person” approach to health. Physical health and mental health should not be thought of as separate issues.  Mental health has an impact on physical health and physical health has an impact on mental health.

We offer primary care ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics, emotional and behavioral counseling and therapy for mental health, addiction treatment, and virtual care options for our patients – enabling better health outcomes with fewer visits, and at a lower cost to our patients.

When you choose us for physical, emotional, behavioral, and wellness services in the Greater Phoenix area, you’ll enjoy a streamlined experience, easy access to the care you need, and a top-notch team of physicians, nurses, and medical professionals who are truly dedicated to improving and preserving your overall health and well-being.

Choose Bayless For Integrated Healthcare In Phoenix!

At Bayless, we know that choosing the right healthcare provider in Phoenix is important. And we’re proud of our unique, integrated approach to physical health, mental health, and overall well-being.

So if you’re looking for a new healthcare provider in Phoenix, look no further than Bayless. We’re always accepting new patients, and we would be honored to have you as part of the Bayless family. Schedule an appointment online or give us a call at (602) 281-7289 now to get started.