Wayne Health adds specialty care services at new facility in Midtown from Crain’s Detroit Business
March 29, 2022
Wayne State University‘s nonprofit physician practice group is now offering specialty care services at the Detroit Mack Health Center in Midtown.
Wayne Health, which is affiliated the WSU School of Medicine, opened the multidisciplinary clinic at 400 Mack Ave. on Monday. Services available include cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, rheumatology, pulmonary medicine, heart diagnostic testing and specialized care for high blood pressure.
These services are in addition to the primary care and behavioral health services already offered at the clinic, which opened in September 2020. Other offerings available include family medicine, general medicine, obstetrics-gynecology and urology.
The goal, leaders say, is to provide more complete care options in a convenient location to serve Detroiters.
“Co-locating these specialty services in the same building as primary care will result in better integration and coordination of care for our patients,” Dr. M. Safwan Badr, chief clinical officer at Wayne Health and chair of the department of internal medicine at the medical school, said in a release. “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 clinic expansion 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 clinic expansion is dedicated blood pressure rooms staffed by providers specializing in hypertension care. Detroit’s population is 77 percent Black, according to U.S. Census data, and 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 are key to preventing or lowering the risk of heart disease or stroke.
“Our integrated approach allows outstanding clinical care, cutting-edge research and medical education to work together in unison, advancing our mission to improve the health and well-being of the Detroit community by expanding access to primary, specialty and preventive health services for vulnerable patients,” Dr. Wael Sakr, chair of the Wayne Health Board of Directors and dean of the Wayne State University School of Medicine, said in the statement.
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