Monday, September 16, 2013

Hahnemann Family Health Center: An Ethnically and Socioeconomically Diverse Urban Population

"Hahnemann: The Essentials" Hahnemann is an academic urban residency site that functions like a large group practice. Residents work side by side with faculty role models in a state-of-the-art facility. Daily chart rounds, regularly scheduled conferences and informal curb-side consults add to the collegial learning environment.

Our Hahnemann faculty are regularly recognized for their excellence in teaching and are highly regarded in the local community and beyond. Hahnemann provides full service reproductive options and family centered maternity care, and care for infants, children, adults, and elders in the hospital, community, in nursing homes and at home.


"A Diver
se Community"  H
ahnemann serves an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse urban population. The majority of the patients cared for at the health center reside in Worcester and the surrounding towns. About half of our patients participate in the state Medicaid program or are covered under expanded state mandated coverage. Patients represent a large diversity of ethnicities and come from all walks of life. All patients also have access to a very reliable and proficient Translation Service as needed. 

"Academic Mentoring"  Each resident is assigned an academic coach from among our talented faculty. Coaches help each resident set and meet individual goals through a process of mentoring throughout residency. Residents have the opportunity to choose such areas of concentration as women's health, underserved care, geriatrics, college health, faculty development or an individualized program developed with their coach.


"Procedure Training" 
Our motto at Hahnemann is that "no procedure should ever go
 You'll learn outpatient procedures including colposcopy, IUD insertion, Implanon insertion, endometrial biopsy, skin excision, punch biopsy, joint injection and cryosurgery. Women's health, including comprehensive reproductive health care, is a primary focus. Residents care for a wide variety of patients with a good mixture of adults and children in the practice.  

"Writing Opportunities" One of our faculty members, Jeremy Golding, MD, serves as associate editor of "The Five Minute Clinical Consult," the internationally known textbook that is translated into several languages. Residents can author chapters and write on a wide variety of topics as first author with a faculty member as senior author. Hahnemann faculty have especially strong representation in chapters pertaining to women's health and reproductive medicine, oral health and cardiovascular disease.
"A True Patient Centered Medical Home" We are in the process of transforming our practice into a Patient Centered Medical Home. The process involves re-organizing our entire staff to efficiently work as a team to meet our goals. Learn more about our Hahnemann PCMH work!
"Plumley Village" Plumley Village Health Services is a unique clinic offering continuity training experience in community health for Hahnemann residents. This small clinic was founded in 1992 to integrate public health and primary care medical services into low-income housing in downtown Worcester.

The clinic serves as a primary care site for close to 2000 patients who primarily live in Plumley Village housing and the surrounding neighborhood. Residents value this experience for the volume of pediatric and OB-gyn care and procedures, exposure to a vulnerable patient population, and the chance to improve medical Spanish.


"Opportunities and Innovations"
 You'll collaborate with behavioral health providers and develop your skills as a teacher of medical students and junior residents. We value community service, too, and residents find ample opportunities for community outreach.

Hahnemann serves more than 15,000 local college students (including students at WPI, Clark and the College of the Holy Cross) and residents can do longitudinal electives at local high school clinics or at Plumley. Just some of our recent innovations include a transition to Open Access scheduling, group visits for diabetes, a chronic pain protocol, new initiatives on the care of hypertension and cardiovascular disease and an oral health curriculum.


Meet our Hahnemann faculty and residents and check our our Hahnemann blog. 

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