Houston Medical Journal June 2017 - Page 9

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Medical . . . Journal . . . - . Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June 2017 Page 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HOSPITAL HEADLINES Houston Methodist Primary Care Group expands Into Friendswood Houston Methodist Primary Care Group is opening a new location in Friendswood to provide the community with convenient access to high-quality primary care.   “With the Bay Area growing at a tremendous rate, it’s important Hong Le, MD for us to expand our footprint to continue making the health of this community our priority. Our goal is to make leading medical care more accessible for Friendswood residents,” said Stephen Spielman, president of Houston Methodist Primary Care Group. The three new physicians at the Friendswood location are proudly affiliated with Houston Methodist St. John Hospital, which gives patients more access to a leading network of specialists and Marta Molina, continuity of care in the event of hospitalization. Methodist apart as a leader in medicine,” said Dr. Limar-Troutman. “The Friendswood location offers an on-site laboratory for patient convenience and will soon host a broad range of specialty care physicians.” MD Falanda Limar-Troutman, DO, MS, and Marta Molina, MD, are both board-certified in family medicine. Hong Le, MD, is board- certified in internal medicine. Each doctor specializes in women’s and men’s health, preventive care and wellness, and the diagnosis and m a n a gement of acute and chronic illnesses.  “This new facility is st ate-o f-t he- art and allows Falanda Limar- us to deliver Troutman, DO, MS exceptional care and service that continues to set Houston Call 713-600-9500 for a free assessment, 24/7. Some of the conveniences patients can enjoy at Houston Methodist Primary Care Group include same-day appointments, online scheduling, and a fast, secure patient portal for communication with the primary care team.  “At Houston Methodist Pri mary Care Group, we work hard to place families at the center of everything we do,” said Spielman. “Our physicians are among the best in their respective fields, and each provides a unique brand of expertise met with both commitment and compassion.” Houston Methodist St. John Hospital launches online check-in for Emergency Room patients   When minor emergencies happen, Bay Area residents can now click on houstonmethodist.org/stjohn-er to reserve a time to see one of the board-certified physicians at Houston Methodist St. John Hospital Emergency Room. “The new online check-in tool makes it possible for patients who are not seriously injured or ill to reserve a time in advance of their ER visit,” said Nadim Islam, M.D., a board-certified emergency medicine physician and medical director of the Houston Methodist St. John Emergency Room. “This allows patients to wait in the comfort of their home and be seen quickly when they arrive at the ER.” Islam stresses that 9-1-1 should always be called when a medical emergency is life-threatening. For patients with less serious illnesses or injuries, the new online scheduling service is ideal. The Emergency Room at Houston Methodist St. John is open 24/7 and is staffed by board- certified emergency medicine physicians and specially trained nurses. Imaging and lab services are performed onsite. And, if necessary, patients can be admitted to Houston Methodist St. John Hospital for further treatment or observation. In addition, Houston Methodist St. John Hospital is an accredited chest pain facility with a cardiac catheterization lab for special heart procedures and a designated acute stroke care facility with a fellowship-trained neurologist on staff. It is also the first hospital in the Bay Area to achieve Pathway to Excellence designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Memorial Hermann and Emerus announce joint venture to improve access to high- quality care Please see HOSPITAL HEADLINES page 20 Your provider of choice Behavioral health and substance use treatment We offer: • Services for Adolescents, Adults and Seniors • Exclusively women program • Detoxification • Outpatient services for adults - Intensive Outpatient Program - Partial Hospitalization Program Physicians are on the medical staff of Behavioral Hospital of Bellaire but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Behavioral Hospital of Bellaire. The facility shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. Model representations of real patients are shown. Actual patients cannot be divulged due to HIPAA regulations. 162038 6/16