Posts made in March, 2012

PAMF’s Innovation Center Challenges High Tech to Help Seniors Age Successfully

New linkAges program launches April 14 in Mountain View

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s (PAMF) David Druker Center for Health Systems Innovation is inviting the Silicon Valley community to combine its unique talents in developing new ways to help seniors age successfully.

“More than anywhere else in the country, Silicon Valley is perfectly positioned to apply innovative thinking to the universal challenges of aging,” according to Paul Tang, M.D., chief innovation and technology officer for PAMF. “We live in the heart of technological innovation and have a proud history of excellent health care and supportive community organizations. We can be a national model for how the community supports aging and living well.”

“Successful aging is about much more than health care,” Dr. Tang said. “It requires a supportive ecosystem of social connections and resources to assist in a variety of daily-living activities. We call this community ecosystem linkAges – linking across generations.  We believe it takes a village – a combination of caregivers and community social services working together with professional healthcare teams to create a partnership that supports a vibrant and fulfilling senior community.” Read More

Five-Year Anniversary for PAMF in Dublin

March 2012 marks the five-year anniversary of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation caring for patients in Dublin, California.

“In 2007, we started with nine primary care physicians, including pediatricians, family medicine and internal medicine doctors. Now there are 24 primary care providers and four OB/Gyn providers,” said Dr. Jimmy Hu, pediatrician and physician leader at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s Dublin Center. “We’ve grown so much we recently added an additional floor to our medical center.”

In addition to primary care services, PAMF’s Dublin Center offers a breadth of specialty care services, including: Allergy, Audiology, Cardiology, Dermatology, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Podiatry, Physical Medicine and Surgery. The Pediatric specialty services include Dermatology, Endocrinology, Ophthalmology and Orthopedics.

The PAMF Dublin Center, located at 4050 Dublin Boulevard, features the latest advances in health care, including electronic health records, fully digital imaging services, same-day and next-day appointments with your primary care physician, and our unique team-based model of patient care. Additionally, it offers physical medicine, laboratory and radiology services. Free wireless Internet service is available for patient and visitor convenience.

The Dublin Center’s Community Health Resource Center is open to PAMF patients and the community at no cost.

“We plan to continue to grow to meet the health care needs of Dublin and the surrounding areas,” said Dr. Hu. “Our doctors and staff live and work here and enjoy being part of the community.” Read More