By Jeanne Novas, MD 

A recent study shows poor coordination of primary care in the US, twice as high as in other countries. This is thought to be due to the growing use of “institutions” to provide care, as opposed to a personal physician who knows you and your history. Another reason we encourage annual check-ups for our patients, and diagnose and treat many general medical conditions, often earlier than the general doc. And if you ask us about your 16 year old daughter who is having trouble with their cycles, that's OK too.

We are here for you and your family, and we encourage continuity of care, including emergencies. Be wary of those practices being “bought out” by larger institutions or those who use other groups for coverage. They will not follow through in that time of need – and ordered services are often ordered through the hospital and thus more expensive.

Keep your annual visit with Novas, Dohr, Coll & Gadson Ob/Gyn Associates & Medical Spa, and keep your doctor for better continuity of care.

– Jeanne Novas MD