MDVIP Expands in Baltimore Metro Area with Two New Practice Openings in Marriottsville, Maryland
Drs. Jonathan Fish and Randal P. Riesett Open MDVIP Affiliated Practices to Deliver Personalized, Preventive Medicine
Boca Raton, Fla. – February 3, 2020 – MDVIP, the national leader in affordable personalized healthcare, today announced the opening of two new MDVIP-affiliated primary care practices in Marriottsville, Maryland. Board certified internal medicine physicians Jonathan Fish, M.D. and Randal P. Riesett, M.D. will deliver a better healthcare experience with an emphasis on prevention, not just the treatment of illness. There are now 27 MDVIP-affiliated doctors in the Baltimore Metro Area, and 47 throughout Maryland. Recently, MDVIP surpassed a significant milestone of 1,000 physicians and 325,000 members, nationwide.
“My grandfather was a family physician—the old-school kind who carried a little black bag—and I saw a doctor who was their unyielding partner in wellness. He was a mentor to me for how to care for patients. As an internal medicine physician for over 22 years, I have learned the importance of highly personalized care, and the value of prevention,” said Dr. Fish. “With my MDVIP affiliation, I’ll have significantly more time with each patient to focus on treating areas including cardiovascular disease prevention, sleep, and the significance of mindfulness in improving health outcomes, which are all supported by MDVIP’s annual wellness program.”
“The ability to care for individuals across their lifespan is a privilege which I treasure. My goal, as a physician, is to use my knowledge and experience, combined with my passion for teaching, to educate patients about health and wellness,” said Dr. Riesett, who has been practicing Internal Medicine in the community for over 15 years and has a particular interest in cardiovascular disease, geriatrics and gastroenterology. He added, “As an MDVIP-affiliated physician, I am able to build upon the doctor-patient partnership with cutting edge screenings and diagnostic tools to help my patients maintain optimal health and more effectively treat illness.”
Personalized Preventive Care
MDVIP-affiliated physicians maintain significantly smaller practices, which allows them to spend more time with patients and provide highly individualized primary care compared to traditional practices. For an annual membership fee, each patient receives the MDVIP Wellness Program, a comprehensive yearly health assessment that includes advanced diagnostic tests and screenings to give a more complete view of the patient's overall health. Using the results, physicians provide coaching and tools to help patients make healthier lifestyle choices, prevent disease and achieve their wellness goals.
Proven Health Outcomes
Published research supports the MDVIP model. Medicare patients in MDVIP-affiliated practices were admitted to the hospital 79% less than patients in traditional practices, and commercial patients were in the hospital 72% less, notes an American Journal of Managed Care study. This significant reduction in hospitalizations yielded a $300 million savings for Medicare in one year. Readmission rates for Medicare patients suffering heart attack, congestive heart failure and pneumonia were dramatically lower than for non-MDVIP Medicare patients.
Smaller Practice, More Time
Other benefits of an MDVIP-affiliated practices include same or next-day appointments that start on time and last an average of 30 minutes. Physicians are reachable 24/7 by phone. If patients have an emergent need while traveling, their physician can help arrange care with a local hospital, pharmacy or doctor, which may include another MDVIP-affiliated physician. Demonstrating the value of the MDVIP model, patient satisfaction and annual membership renewals consistently exceed 90 percent.
About Jonathan Fish, M.D.
Dr. Fish received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed both his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Fish is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital where he serves as Chairman of the Quality and Safety Committee and sits on the hospital’s Board of Trustees. For more information about Dr. Fish, visit https://www.mdvip.com/doctors/JonathanFishMD.
About Randal P. Riesett, M.D.
Dr. Riesett received his medical degree from University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed both his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medicine Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Riesett is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital, and was a recent “Top Doctors” recipient by Baltimore Magazine. For more information about Dr. Riesett, visit https://www.mdvip.com/doctors/RandalRiesettMD.
Click here for a list of all MDVIP-affiliated physicians in Maryland.