MDVIP Expands Its National Primary Care Network in Rhode Island
-- Dr. Richard Del Sesto Opens MDVIP-Affiliated Primary Care Practice in East Greenwich to Deliver Personalized, Preventive Medicine --
Boca Raton, Fla. – July 6, 2022 – MDVIP, the market leader in personalized healthcare with a network of 1,100 primary care physicians nationwide, today announced that Richard M. Del Sesto, M.D., M.S., a board-certified internist in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, has joined MDVIP to provide patients a better healthcare experience with an emphasis on wellness and prevention. Dr. Del Sesto is affiliated with Kent Hospital in Warwick and South County Hospital in Wakefield, where he previously served on the Executive Board for nine years. With nearly 25 years of practicing internal medicine in the community, Dr. Del Sesto is now one of nine physicians who offer MDVIP’s patient-centered primary care program in the Ocean State.
“Helping people achieve their health goals – whether it’s running their first marathon, improving their dietary habits or reducing their use of medications – is a great privilege and the reason I went into medicine,” said Dr. Del Sesto, who also has a master’s degree in nutrition. “My partnership with the MDVIP network provides the additional time and resources to work with patients on formulating a wellness plan based on their aspirations and needs and coach them each and every step of the way toward optimal health.”
Smaller Practice, Personalized Care
MDVIP-affiliated physicians maintain significantly smaller practices, allowing them to spend more time with patients and provide more individualized primary care compared to traditional practices. For an annual membership fee, patients receive 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 ongoing coaching and tools to help patients make healthier lifestyle choices, prevent disease and achieve their wellness goals.
Other benefits include same or next-day appointments that start on time and last an average of 30 minutes. Physicians are reachable 24/7 by phone, and many offer telehealth appointments for services that can be performed remotely. In addition, the MDVIP Connect app and website allow patients to communicate with their doctor online, access personal health records and obtain meal plans, workout programs and other healthcare resources. Should an emergent need arise while a patient is traveling, physicians can help arrange care with a local hospital, pharmacy or doctor, which may include another MDVIP affiliate.
Proven Health Outcomes
MDVIP is at the forefront of healthcare research, with ten published studies in peer-reviewed medical journals. Findings demonstrate better health outcomes among patients in MDVIP-affiliated practices compared to those in traditional primary care practices, including:
• 79% fewer hospitalizations for Medicare patients
• 72% fewer hospitalizations for commercially insured patients
• $300 million savings for Medicare in one year
• 40% more patients identified at risk for cardiovascular disease using advanced testing
MDVIP has also partnered with the global research firm Ipsos to conduct national “consumer IQ” surveys addressing Americans’ knowledge and views on major health concerns, including men’s health, women’s health, brain health, heart disease and obesity.
About Richard M. Del Sesto, M.D., M.S.
Dr. Del Sesto received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, before earning his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont. He went on to complete his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at The University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information about Dr. Del Sesto, visit https://www.mdvip.com/doctors/RichardDelSestoMD.
Click here for a list of all MDVIP-affiliated physicians in Rhode Island.