New Jersey Doctor Opens New MDVIP-Affiliated Primary Care Practice
Karen R. Peters, D.O., Provides Patient-Centered Care in Western Morris County
Boca Raton, Fla. – October 3, 2018 – MDVIP, the national leader in affordable personalized healthcare, announced today that Karen R. Peters, D.O., has opened an MDVIP-affiliated primary care practice in Flanders, New Jersey. Board certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Peters is affiliated with Hackettstown Medical Center and St. Clare’s Hospital. She becomes MDVIP’s second affiliated physician in Morris County, and its 43rd affiliate in the State of New Jersey, to deliver a better healthcare experience with an emphasis on health prevention, not just the treatment of illness.
“For the past 25 years, I have had the privilege of providing high quality primary care to families in the local community,” said Dr. Peters. “Now as an MDVIP-affiliated physician, I have more time to get to know my patients on a personal level, delve into their past and family history, and partner with them on developing health goals and a plan that focuses on preventing disease.”
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 practice 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 Karen R. Peters, D.O.
Dr. Peters received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine, now known as the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, in Stratford, New Jersey. She completed her internship at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City and her residency in Family Medicine at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey. For more information on Dr. Peters, visit https://www.mdvip.com/doctors/KarenPetersDO.
MDVIP leads the market in membership-based healthcare that goes far beyond concierge medicine services with a national network of more than 950 primary care physicians focused on prevention and personalized healthcare. Learn more at www.mdvip.com.