Parrish Medical Group Forms In Brevard County
By Space Coast Daily // November 21, 2013
patient-centered approach to care
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Providing healthcare services to patients in eight locations in Brevard County, Florida, Parrish Medical Group represents 15 different medical specialties aimed at comprehensive health care from birth to elder care.
This independent physician group of providers and advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs) is dedicated to one common goal – using a collaborative, patient-centered approach to care.
Parrish Medical Group physicians and ARNPs provide expertise in the areas of alternative medicine, behavior therapy, endocrinology, family practice, geriatrics, internal medicine, neurology, OB/GYN, orthopedics and sports medicine, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, podiatry, and pulmonary.
The group also includes critical care/ICU and hospitalists that serve patients at Parrish Medical Center.
Felicia Rabsatt-Harris, executive director of Parrish Medical Group, says forming Parrish Medical Group is another step to provide innovative healthcare options for families in Brevard.
“This is an exciting development for our physicians, medical specialists and staff,” said Ms. Rabsatt-Harris.
“Coming together with a new name and strategy gives everyone a common sense of purpose.”
In addition, Ms. Rabsatt-Harris adds that Parrish Medical Group is already moving forward with healthcare initiatives that transform and redesign healthcare delivery.
Recently, the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recognized Parrish Medical Group family practice physicians with Level 3 certification as a Patient-Centered Medical Home – widely adopted standards of care directed at transforming how family practice physicians care for patients.
HIGHER QUALITY OF CARE, LOWER COSTS
Using a set of criteria established by the NCQA, care is patient-centered, comprehensive care that involves a collaboration among physicians, patient and family members in providing each patient’s physical and mental health care needs, including prevention and wellness, acute care, specialty care, hospitalization, and community service support.
“This is an exciting development for our physicians, medical specialists and staff. Coming together with a new name and strategy gives everyone a common sense of purpose.” – Felicia Rabsatt-Harris
This full-circle, coordinated approach can lead to higher quality of care, lower costs and improved patient experience. Included were physicians Patricia Alexander, MD; Jade Raguindin, MD; J. Merrell Pagan, MD; Dawn Hillebrandt, ARNP; Rachel Loeffler, ARNP; and Victor Boodhoo, MD.
Parrish Medical Group physicians care for patients in eight locations throughout Brevard County.
Most recently, the group welcomed board-certified neurologist Dr. Daniela Rusovici; obstetrics and gynecology doctor of osteopathy Dr. Christina Caito; hospitalist Dr. Bijan Moradi; and board-certified family practice physician Dr. Sandra Ogata.