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San Antonio, TX, United States, 2010/11/02 - Diversified healthcare company operates 35 clinics; newest in Austin, Corpus Christi, Mission.
WellMed Medical Management has opened three new Texas clinics in its medical group, expanding access to quality healthcare for Medicare-eligible seniors in Austin, the Coastal Bend and Rio Grande Valley.
The three clinics open as of Nov. 1 are:
• WellMed Senior Clinic at Rosewood, 2222 Rosewood (Austin)
• Corpus Christi Senior Clinic at Santa Fe, 1215 Santa Fe St. (Corpus Christi)
• Mission Senior Clinic by WellMed, 2013 East Griffin Parkway (Mission)
Rosewood is the fourth WellMed clinic in Austin. The Mission and Corpus Christi clinics are the first in the Rio Grande Valley and Coastal Bend regions, respectively, under the WellMed Medical Group umbrella. Earlier this year, WellMed also opened its first clinic in El Paso.
The additions expand the healthcare company’s claim as the largest primary care provider for seniors in Texas. WellMed Senior Clinics in the Lone Star State serve more than 26,000 Medicare-eligible patients, mostly seniors.
WellMed Senior Clinics feature several senior-friendly features, such as no-glare lighting, non-slip flooring and extra-wide hallways. Clinics are equipped with labs and staffed by healthcare providers sensitive to the unique healthcare needs of the aging.
WellMed, one of the fastest‐growing private companies in the nation, is committed to changing the face of healthcare delivery for seniors. In each of the new markets, WellMed is accepting patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans through Physicians Health Choice (phccares.com), a subsidiary HMO. Clinics also will accept Medicare patients on a fee-for-service basis.
Medicare providers are increasingly in demand across the state and nation, largely due to the aging Baby Boomer population and shortage of primary care providers willing to accept Medicare.
The Austin clinic is led by Dr. Jennifer Tutt, Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Cesar Albarracin, Board Certified in Geriatrics and Internal Medicine, leads the Corpus Christi clinic. He has practiced medicine in the Coastal Bend since 1997. In Mission, Dr. Marlene Chang-Brown leads the new Rio Grande Valley clinic. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, she has served the region since 1996.
Founded as a single clinic in the San Antonio Medical Center, WellMed is a diversified healthcare company with more than 1,600 employees. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, WellMed operates 35 clinics in Texas and along the Treasure Coast of Florida.
To learn more about becoming a patient at any WellMed clinic, call toll‐free at 1‐888‐781‐WELL (9355).
WellMed Medical Management (wellmedmedicalgroup.com) is a diversified healthcare company and health plan provider serving more than 100,000 patients and Medicare Advantage health plan members in Texas and Florida. WellMed is an industry leader in medical risk management, highly effective disease management and chronic care programs, healthcare delivery services, and more.
WellMed (wellmed.net) is South Texas’ largest physician-owned practice management company and medical group, specializing in senior health care since 1990. With more than 30 medical clinics in Texas and Florida, the vision of the healthcare company and insurance provider is to change the face of healthcare delivery for seniors.