Faculty Group Practice Newsletter

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Recognizing Compassion and Quick Action

Compassion for others is a core quality of many individuals who pursue careers in health care and public service alike. The common ground in these two professions came to the forefront to help a patient the evening of Nov. 5.

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Enhancing Cancer Care with Added Surgical Expertise

The desire to fulfill a need in healthcare sparked an education and career journey that led Raj Vaghjiani, MD, to pursue surgical oncology as a specialty. Now, as a new member of UTMB’s Surgical Oncology Division, he applies his expertise and skills to help patients with cancer on the path to survivorship.

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Busy Cold and Flu Season is Prime Time to Discuss Wellness

When you ask our current Urgent Care APP Lead, Kennikqua “Nikki” Thompson, MSN, APRN, FNP, ENP, what the busiest time is in urgent care, she says undoubtedly the winter season, better known as cold and flu season.

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Back to an Active Life with Joint Replacement

Aging does not have to mean slowing down – even when joints like the hip and knee no longer work as ably as they once did. Advances in the realm of joint replacement make it possible for active individuals to keep up their busy lifestyles well into their senior years.

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November Winner - Where in the UTMB

Congratulations to Austin Johnson, DO, PGY-2 in the Department of Otolaryngology. He was the first to recognize the meeting space off the parking garage sky bridge at League City Campus.

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Introducing DIMA: The Dashboard of Integrated Measures of Access

The Dashboard of Integrated Measures of Access (DIMA) places focus on metrics to help drive patient access in our primary care and specialty care ambulatory practice by ambulatory dyad. It takes into account several internally and externally benchmarked metrics.

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Update and Improvement to Post-Op MD Navigator Tool

We are pleased to announce an update and improvement to the functionality of the Post-Op MD Navigator tool, effective Thursday, Dec. 7. The change affects all OR locations including Labor and Delivery, Cath/EP Labs, and all Endoscopy areas for the system.

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NEW CODE for 2024 – G2211 for Medicare and Medicare Managed Care Patients

Medicare is basing the new code on the longitudinal care relationship not the serious or complex condition. They believe this code reflects the time, intensity, and expense required to build longitudinal relationships with patients and address most of their health care needs with consistency and continuity over long periods of time.

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Peeyush Bhargava, MD, MBA

Congratulations to Peeyush Bhargava, MD, MBA, the Academy of Master Clinicians' December Clinician of the Month. Dr. Bhargava is a Professor in the Department of Radiology.


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