First Docs is an internal medicine physician practice dedicated to improving care outcomes and supporting financial success for a range of healthcare organizations. Our providers act as attending physicians and medical directors at your practice to coordinate care, increase engagement with patients and manage administrative responsibilities.
Our work has a major impact in three key areas: skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), senior living centers and hospitals.
Labor expenses in hospitals often lead to major losses each financial year. At the same time, many employed hospitalist physicians report feeling burnt out managing increasing workloads that can reduce the quality of care and impact your organization’s bottom line. First Docs supports hospital systems with internal medicine physicians to reduce your direct labor costs while providing a proven partner to drive patient care outcomes and cost-effective transitions for your patients and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Our highly skilled, hospitalist physicians provide attentive care with the support of our physician-led Clinical Operations team to reduce acute lengths of stay, rehospitalization post-discharge, and better align your providers with a value-based care model.
Skilled nursing operators and clinical teams face the increasingly difficult challenge of improving the care experience and outcomes for their vulnerable and acutely ill patients. You have to maintain strong clinical quality measures and financial metrics, while overcoming staffing challenges and regulatory burden, all on a shoe-string budget.
To do that, you need a reliable and proactive presence from expert physicians who are equally committed to your goals. You need First Docs.
First Docs is a leading, internal medicine physician practice designed for today’s skilled nursing centers. We’re different from outdated community physicians, overworked and disinterested hospitalists, and massive corporations that lean on NPs and PAs to offset and even replace inconsistent and unreliable physicians. First Docs physicians are highly trained and understand the shifts in patient acuity, value-based care, and heated regulatory environments have made those old medical staffing models obsolete. That’s why, for almost two decades First Docs has given our SNF partners consistent and quality physicians to deliver the best possible medical care for our patients.
Senior living communities offer a wide array of services and care models for our aging population. Having a First Docs physician on site as a campus Primary Care Physician can be transformational in helping provide residents the primary medical care and support they need, as they transition through the healthcare continuum. Our physicians are specifically trained to diagnose, treat, and manage the common medical issues that require proactive care and attention in continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and assisted living facilities (ALFs).
Whether we are making a house call in the resident’s apartment or suite or staff an outpatient clinic within your community, our attending physicians work hand-in-hand with your care team to proactively support your residents’ needs. We also can utilize support technology solutions like Remote Patient Monitoring devices, which can be placed in the residents’ homes to provide patients, staff, and our physicians additional patient insight and help anticipate larger medical complications that could lead to falls, respiratory issues, hospitalizations, or worse.
Throughout the healthcare continuum, First Docs provides dedicated and knowledgeable physicians committed to delivering the very best for our patients and healthcare partners in hospitals, Skilled Nursing Centers, and senior living communities.
In a healthcare landscape increasingly focused on quantity, we’re committed to spending the quality time needed to enhance the care experience and outcomes for each and every one of our patients. We understand the unique and complex challenges you face every day and are here to help you manage them. Contact us today to learn more.