Skilled Nursing Facilities

Your Partner for Transformative Internal Medicine

Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are responsible for a complex patient population. You want to give your patients the best care to improve health outcomes and reduce hospitalizations. The challenge? Many physicians are burnt out and unavailable. Your patients deserve focused and empathetic care, but you can’t find it with just any doc. You need First Docs.

As a leading internal medicine practice, our physicians partner with your center to bring dedicated leadership and compassionate care to your patients.

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What We Do

Your SNF continues to confront poor care outcomes, limited engagement with patients, and overworked physicians who don’t have the time or energy to dedicate to your practice. First Docs changes the way you run your SNF as an internal medicine physician practice. We provide a committed physician for your SNF to help you solve these major challenges.

Improve Care Outcomes

Many doctors are exhausted and overbooked, leading to care that just scratches the surface. The result: your patients spend more time at your health center, undergo longer and more frequent hospitalizations, and experience worsened conditions. A dedicated physician is a necessity to improve care outcomes.

First Docs is a team of committed internal medicine physicians who change the way you deliver care.

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Provide Compassionate and Engaged Care

Positive patient experiences are major players in compassionate care. Unfortunately, most physicians are too busy to connect. Your patients feel neglected. Your doctors feel detached. Quality of care suffers.

Our physicians are on-site five to seven days a week to lead meaningful interactions with every patient, collaborate with staff, and determine the best approach to acute care. Our focus on providing quality care at fewer centers allows our physicians to go above and beyond with care initiatives. Actively managing patients’ conditions also supports a value-based care model, driving revenue while improving the patient experience. Our physicians diagnose early and act sooner, ultimately reducing medical complications and care costs.

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Lead Change With Medical Directorship

Medical directors play an essential role in healthcare centers, but many lack the dedication needed to do the job well. The result is that your SNF lacks collaboration and best care practices to meet your patients’ care demands.

As your medical director, one of our physicians will approve CMS protocols, facilitate communication among your staff, chair QAPI meetings, and apply best clinical practices to optimize how your SNF is run. Our medical directors are empathetic and engaged to build a stronger, more collaborative team at your center that has the shared goal of improving care outcomes.

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How It Works


We consult with your team to understand your patient population and the challenges your staff often faces. We’ll also use this intake period to understand existing gaps in the current system to see how First Docs physicians can help resolve them.

Design and integration

Our team develops a staffing model to integrate our physicians into your framework. We introduce our physicians to key leadership and integrate with your electronic medical record (EMR) to record and assess outcomes.


On the first day of our program, our team helps to establish new workflows and oversees the addition of a First Docs physician.

Ongoing care

Your First Docs physician will provide ongoing care and medical directorship as your center requires. We offer solutions like telemedicine and pharmaceutical coordination to provide comprehensive care. Our team also conducts regular follow-up meetings to discuss progress and outcomes.

The Benefits of First Docs

First Docs is committed to providing dedicated, experienced attending physicians for today’s SNFs. Partner with our team and experience benefits like:

Value-based care objectives

Collaboration with specialty physicians for more focused care

Care coordination services after acute and post-acute discharge

Enhanced quality measures for monitoring performance

Ongoing staff education and competency training

Medication review, pharmacy collaboration, and polypharmacy reduction

Frequently Asked Questions

Change can be daunting, but our Clinical Operations team is experienced in managing smooth transitions. We will work closely with your staff to ensure minimal disruption for your center leadership and nursing teams during the onboarding process. Our physicians and implementation team will take the time to understand your community’s routines, protocols, and culture to seamlessly integrate into your existing healthcare team.

Our approach focuses on proactive care, strong leadership, and improved outcomes. We have seen measurable improvements in patient satisfaction, reduced hospital transfers, and overall better health outcomes in communities we have partnered with. We employ evidence-based practices, advanced care coordination, and a proactive approach to ensure our physicians can make a positive impact on the health and well-being of your residents.

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We recognize that time is valuable. Our onboarding process is designed to be efficient and tailored to your community’s needs. Our Clinical Operations team takes the burden largely off of your IDT so introducing a new physician is not a time-intensive project outside of a few short introductory meetings. Having a different physician providing medical services to your patients should have minimal if any disruptions to your daily operations.

Work With a First Docs Internal Medicine Physician Today

Partner with First Docs to make your care teams more engaged, collaborative, and focused. Our attending physicians bring influential leadership to your SNF to drive positive care outcomes and help patients feel understood. Embrace the value-based care model and help patients transition into post-acute care with First Docs. Contact us today to learn more about our service model and how we can support your center’s success.

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