AGING WITH GRACE
By Tammy Crace Browning, managing partner, MD2U, Indianapolis LIVING WELL Magazine
Americans are living longer. Healthcare reform and Medicare cuts are in the news every day.
As we reach our “golden” years, we find ourselves faced with taking care of our aging parents, who are being pushed out of the hospital faster and expected to live longer with less money. How do we make certain our parents, who cared for us as children, are given the best opportunity to allow them to age gracefully in their home environment?
MD2U, The Leader in Medical House Calls, is an emerging type of medical practice designed to assist in this growing problem. It is a primary care medical practice comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who visit patients in their private residences to manage their acute and chronic medical problems.
“We will work with your existing primary care physician or assume primary care responsibilities, based on the patients’ needs and wishes” says Tammy Crace Browning, managing partner and physician assistant for MD2U Indianapolis. “We work with various home health care agencies to provide physical, occupational and speech therapies as well as nursing services.” Lab tests, x-rays and other diagnostic studies can also be performed in the home. “If a patient has a mobility limitation or has some health problem that puts them at risk to travel to and from the doctor’s office, Medicare will usually pay for home visits,” says Browning.
The company was founded by Dr. J Michael Benfield in 2004 and originated in Louisville, Kentucky. MD2U expanded into Indianapolis in 2009. MD2U sees patient who live in private homes, senior housing and assisted living facilities.
“Our goal is to help people age in place with dignity and grace” says Browning “while helping their family or caregivers stay informed and require less time away from their own productive lives.”
Tammy Crace Browning opened MD2U in Indianapolis because she believes that everyone deserves quality health care, regardless of their limitations. To learn more about what MD2U can do for you or someone you know, please call them at 317-429-0120 or visit them at www.MD2U.com.