Wendy G. Clough, MD
Specialty: Infectious Disease
- Infectious Disease
- Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursEllsworth Pryor III MD
23928 Lyons Ave Ste 208
Newhall, CA 91321
- Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
- Northridge Hospital Medical Center
- Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
- Valley Presbyterian Hospital
What are the benefits of Level I trauma centers?
If you are seriously injured, you will want to go to a trauma center that has a Level I designation from the American College of Surgeons in that state, because this means that a team of specialists will be available to take care of your injuries. A fellowship-trained orthopedic trauma surgeon will be available to take care of your orthopedic injuries. A trauma surgeon will deal with possible internal injuries, and a neurosurgeon will be available to treat head trauma.
What does it mean to have a medical home?
Greenville Health System answered
Having access to care when needed acutely is very important. “Having a medical home” very simply means that you can see a doctor -- your doctor -- when you need to. This access avoids unnecessary time off from work and/or emergency department visits or hospitalization. Data suggest that patients with a primary care physician or other medical home have fewer medical complications and medical costs.
Having a primary care physician who knows you well and is aware of your medical conditions also is very important. Your primary care physician will perform your health maintenance needs that a specialist would not and also help coordinate your specialty needs as appropriate. The term “medical home” is evolving. The newer concept of a true medical home includes much more intensive care coordination, education and preventive services.
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What is the future of health and medicine?
Deepak Chopra, Alternative & Complementary Medicine, answeredMedical experts have various theories about how health and medicine will change in the years to come. In this video, I will share my predictions and hopes for how healthcare will be practiced in the future.
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