Valley Medical Care Hospitalist System (for patients)
Sep 13, 2013
As of October1, 2013, Valley Medical Care will change the way that hospital care is provided. There will only be one physician available at the hospital at any given time, so if you are hospitalized, you may be cared for by a doctor who is not your primary provider. This is referred to as a Hospitalist system, and is widely used in the rest of the country. There are many benefits to this system for all of us. Doctors won't be called away from the clinic to attend to hospital emergencies nearly as often, making us more available during clinic hours. This should reduce the times that you are asked to reschedule appointments and should improve our efficiency in the office.
We strive to offer the best care that we can to our patients and at this time, feel that this change is necessary to continue to do so.
We thank you for allowing us to participate in your health care.
Aug 13, 2013
Dorothy Hernandez MD and Don Schneider MD will be on sabbatical leave from mid August through February. Dr. Jeannette Cook will be working with us during their absence. Prescription refills for patients of Dr. Hernandez and Dr. Schneider will be handled by the other physicians at Valley Medical Care.
Jul 29, 2013
Valley Medical Care is excited to work with the Juneau Community Doula Network to promote doula care for our expecting families. Doulas are trained professionals who provide physical, emotional and informational support to expectant parents, during the pregnancy, birth and postpartum period. Doulas work directly with families to establish a supportive connection that research shows improves birth experiences for families and may shorten labors and reduce complications. In an effort to promote doula care for our Valley Medical Care families, we have established a scholarship program to provide financial support to families who cannot afford independent doula care on their own. This program will run through 2013, or as long as funds are available. You can find more information on Doula care online at www.dona.org. For information on the Valley Medical Care doula scholarship, please contact Rachel Gladhart, CNM at 586-2434.
Allowing Your Provider to Speak to Family Members
Jul 09, 2013
According to federal HIPAA regulations, we cannot discuss your medical information with others without your permission. To make it easier for you and your provider to allow this communication, we have a form you can fill out indicating who we may speak to or indicating who you do not wish us to speak to about your medical care. This form does not allow for your records to be released to these individuals. You would still need to sign a records release form indicating what records you want and who they are to go to. The form for communication (Privacy Protection) and the Release of Information form to obtain medical records are available to download from our website.
Feb 13, 2013
Check under Health Information for contact information for specialty clinics held in Juneau. Also there is a listing of dates for the Bartlett Regional Hospital Health Fairs.
Dec 14, 2012
Beginning on Saturday, January 5th we will start Saturday office hours primarily for acute illness visits such as ear infections, sore throats, urinary tract infections. We will have one nurse practitioner seeing patients. The hours will be from 8:30 AM-12 Noon.We will not have nurses available for prescription refills or to take calls for medical advice. Please call 586-2434 to schedule an appointment.