Wayne Health adds Specialty Care Services at Detroit Mack Health Center from DBusiness
March 31, 2022
By Time Keenan and R.J. King
Wayne Health, the medical outreach of Wayne State University in Detroit, has opened a new multi-disciplinary clinic at the Detroit Mack Health Center in Midtown, giving residents easier and more convenient access to integrated primary and specialty medical care.
New specialty services at the Wayne Health Multi-Disciplinary Clinic include cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology (kidney), rheumatology, pulmonary (lung) medicine, heart diagnostic testing, and specialized care for high blood pressure (hypertension).
These services will complement the primary care services already offered at the Detroit Mack Health Center, located at 400 Mack Ave., which include family medicine, general medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, and urology.
“Co-locating these specialty services in the same building as primary care will result in better integration and coordination of care for our patients,” says Dr. M. Safwan Badr, chief clinical officer at Wayne Health, and chair of the department of Internal Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. “It allows us to create a hub of primary and specialty care where patients can come to receive one-stop medical attention. The ultimate goal is to improve the health of the population that we have the honor to serve.”
Patients served at the center will include those identified and screened through the Wayne Health Mobile Units who require follow-up medical care. Wayne Health operates a fleet of seven mobile vehicles that travel to community locations across metro Detroit providing a wide variety of primary and preventive care health screenings. The new multi-disciplinary clinic will help ensure that patients diagnosed with medical conditions through the mobile health screenings have access to timely and appropriate follow-up treatment.
One of the features of the new clinic is dedicated blood pressure rooms staffed by providers specializing in hypertension care. Research has shown that Black adults have a higher incidence of high blood pressure leading to increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Regular monitoring and early interventions for high blood pressure are key to preventing or lowering the risk of heart disease or stroke.
To schedule an appointment with a Wayne Health provider at the Detroit Mack Health Center or another location, call 877-929-6342. For more information, visit here.
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