BVMI provides primary and preventive care to adults, ages 18 and up. Prospective patients must qualify financially and medically.
Every new patient undergoes a complete blood workup, which tests for diabetes, cholesterol, thyroid function and HIV. The initial screening also includes urinalysis and vital signs like blood pressure.
Once testing is completed, patients are scheduled to see a primary care physician, who gets to know the patient and provides a complete physical examination. Further treatment is prescribed based on results of the physical examination and lab tests, but might include further testing, medication or referral to a specialist.
Why It Matters:
BVMI helps to stabilize chronic conditions, reduce infectious disease and decrease emergency room visits by providing early intervention and consistent care.
Visit our office instead of the emergency room
The availability of a nurse practitioner allows patients to schedule sick visits or consult by phone rather than going to the emergency room, where the wait is typically long, and the costs can be very high.
OUR PRIMARY HEALTHCARE TEAM
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family care doctors, nurse
practitioners, and internists who
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THE LIVES WE TOUCH
Special Treatment Gets Results
When Gerardina woke up on a Saturday morning with a rash on her face, she went to the Emergency Room because BVMI was closed.
Even after her ER visit, the rash didn’t go away, so she made an appointment to see nurse practitioner Mary Granholm, MSN, RN, APN-BC, her primary care provider at BVMI. Mary was concerned because the rash persisted.
Fortunately, BVMI has a volunteer dermatologist – Dr. Corey – who sees patients at BVMI twice a month. Mary referred Gerardina to Dr. Corey, who prescribed medication that successfully treated the problem.
“We are incredibly fortunate to have many specialists who come in to BVMI to see patients. For people without health insurance, seeing a specialist is prohibitively expensive and probably just wouldn’t happen. That’s when a little rash can become a big problem,” said Mary.