The Greenville (S.C.) News wrote this week about Partners in Primary Care and their efforts to bring senior-focused care to South Carolina seniors, where it will open four medical centers this summer.
As part of its senior-focused care model, doctors in the practice will “offer in-depth doctor visits instead of the 7-minute visits that have become the norm,” the story said.
“It’s geared to provide comprehensive care to the Medicare population,” said Dr. William Logan, a geriatrician and vice president of medical operations. “The whole world of geriatrics is underserved nationally.” New patients will receive a one-hour visit, while follow-ups will be 30 minutes.
Richard Carnes, 75, is a retired environmental scientist from Greenville who told the newspaper that a senior-based practice will fill a need.
“The country is getting older and a lot of these big operations don’t want to spend the time to talk with patients and ask them questions,” he said. “It’s your seven and a half minutes or whatever and that’s it. I support anything that helps people get enough time with their doctors to explain their concerns.”