Enabling a new care experience

Better Healthcare for Those Who Need It Most
By Neil Patel, MD, Chief Health Officer, Patina

Fifteen years ago, I helped found an experimental primary care clinic for the sickest Atlantic City casino workers through AtlantiCare. Many were suffering from chronic conditions and diseases and were frequently hospitalized. They were fed up with the lack of progress they were making with their personal health and wellness. Their union’s health fund, which was in dire financial straits following years of explosive medical costs, was searching for a solution.

Medicare Advantage Plans Need to ‘Win’ on Consumer Experience in 2023
By John C (“Jack”) Stoddard, CEO of Patina

With the elevation of member experience measures in Star Ratings, CMS is signaling a broader transformation in the role payers can and should play in the care delivery system.   The Medicare Advantage market has shown no signs of cooling over the past two decades. As the number of plan offerings continues to grow, competition … Continue reading “Medicare Advantage Plans Need to ‘Win’ on Consumer Experience in 2023”

What to Do When Your Doctor Retires
By Neil Patel, MD, Chief Health Officer, Patina

Pennsylvanians 65 and older are facing a unique challenge: their primary care practitioners (PCP) are retiring when their trusted guidance is needed most. Our state’s population is aging rapidly. An American Community Survey estimated that over one in five Pennsylvanians will be 65 or older by 2030. As we reach 65 and begin pursuing the … Continue reading “What to Do When Your Doctor Retires”

Need a New Primary Care Practitioner? 3 Steps to Choosing a PCP That’s Right for You
By Neil Patel, MD, Chief Health Officer, Patina

There are plenty of reasons why you might be choosing a PCP, or primary care practitioner. Perhaps you haven’t chosen one yet, and now need or are ready to. You may have recently received a letter from your current PCP letting you know they’re relocating or closing their practice. They may be joining a practice … Continue reading “Need a New Primary Care Practitioner? 3 Steps to Choosing a PCP That’s Right for You”

She Helped Me Become the Person and Clinician I am Today: A Mother’s Day Tribute
By Michelle Lu

Mother’s Day is a time to honor not only our moms, but also the mother figures who have helped shape us. In that spirit, I’d like to share the story of someone extraordinary who helped make me the person and clinician I am today, and who continues to impact how I care for older patients … Continue reading “She Helped Me Become the Person and Clinician I am Today: A Mother’s Day Tribute”

We see you. Bringing the clinic to your home.
By Neil Patel, MD Chief Health Officer, Patina

I’ve spent years working in hospitals and clinics. Over countless hours I’ve learned from amazing professors and physicians. But after all of this medical training, I learned my most important lesson in medicine from my father. On the one-year anniversary of his death, the lesson I learned from his life is this: In care, the … Continue reading “We see you. Bringing the clinic to your home.”

INTRODUCING PATINA: A reimagined healthcare and aging experience
By John C (“Jack”) Stoddard, CEO of Patina

My parents are approaching 80 years old. For the most part they’re healthy, but they’re facing a series of normal changes as they advance through their journey of life.

Andreessen Horowitz: Investing in Patina (a16z)
By Julie Yoo, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and Patina board member

Julie Yoo, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz and Patina board member, delves into the intersection of three transformational trends happening simultaneously within primary care and illustrates the value of Patina’s virtual and home-based primary care platform in a market long overdue for reimagination.