Medical City Lewisville July 08, 2014

Local Hospital offers Primary Care to Medicare Patients

Medical City Lewisville (MCL) now offers primary medical care to Medicare patients throughout Southern Denton County. The Clinic is conveniently located on the main hospital campus, just inside the Elm Street entrance.

The Senior Health Clinic is committed to high-quality primary medical care designed and dedicated to men and women 65 years of age and older. Residents over the age of 65, are the fastest growing demographic in the area at a rate of over 51%. With the community’s population aging and many primary care physicians limiting or not accepting Medicare patients, the hospital recognized a need to expand their comprehensive healthcare experience to seniors. “We are excited to offer this specialized service to the senior community and look forward to meeting their healthcare needs”, said Jim Russell, Chief Operating Officer at Medical City Lewisville.

The Clinic is staffed with specially trained health professionals who can assess, coordinate, and monitor all aspects of the patient’s treatment and progress. In addition, a social worker is available to assist patients with remaining as independent as possible in their living situations. They work directly with patients, their families and physicians to assess individual needs and provide appropriate referrals. Assistance can be provided with such needs as medications, homemaker/personal care, transportation, support groups, financial aid, and much more.

Dr. Rakhshi Hydari (Head-ree) is board-certified in geriatric and family medicine and understands the unique needs of seniors. As the primary physician for Medical City Lewisville’s Senior Health Clinic, she is focused on the high quality primary medical care of senior patients. "When a patient comes for a visit, we look at all factors that impact health – social and emotional factors, as well as the physical ones,” said Dr. Hydari. “Our expertise and focus on senior care sets us apart from other clinics."

The Senior Health Clinic is open 5 days a week and accepts Medicare and Managed Medicare patients age 65 and older. Patients can self-refer (call directly for an appointment) or be referred by a physician. The Clinic’s highly trained staff can perform lab draws, medication refills, wellness visits, same-day sick visits and help with accessing home health agencies and other services to help maintain activities of daily living. For more information, call (214) 222-7677.