Sunday, April 10, 2016

ERs having High Volume in New Castle County

Feel like you need to go to the Emergency Room (ER)?  Please call us first to get our recommendation.  ER's have been experiencing unusually high volume over the last few weeks. 

Many of these visits are for issues that could be treated in a lower acuity setting. Ideally, we would like to see you as much as possible in our office first for continuity of care and to save you time and money.  

Give our on-call provider a call 302-319-3414.  We are trained to let you know if this is something we can help you with or if the ER is the best place for you. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Progressive Health Has Moved Next Door!

We have moved to the Quillen Building (still in the Concord Plaza).  Our new address is:
Concord Plaza, Quillen Building
3521 Silverside Road Suite 2J
Wilmington, DE 19810
Our phone number and fax did not change.
Phone: 302-543-5454
Fax: 302-327-4200

Friday, January 8, 2016

invent.healthcare!

Press Release

Dr. Dave Donohue is pleased to announce a new free health website:
http://invent.healthcare

FAQ

What are you doing Dave?  This is highly irregular.

The purpose of invent.healthcare is to identify the best that modern healthcare has to offer.  From new technologies (such as dental appliances for sleep apnea), to 1000 year old practices that we have forgotten (such as the healing properties of flax seed).  There are many best practices that are never discovered and never applied.

Our mission is to identify the best that healthcare has to offer.  And save your life someday.
 As William Gibson said, "The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed".   invent.healthcare seeks to take that future and distribute it more evenly.

Why do we need to invent.healthcare?  Didn't somebody already invent it?

Old habits die hard.  Especially in health care.  We do what we were trained to do.

The majority of what is done in modern medicine proves to be of little benefit when studied.  Patients and doctors alike overstate and overestimate just how beneficial are many of our tests, drugs, and interventions.

By some estimates, hospital errors alone are the #3 cause of death in the US.  Really.  And that is not counting the outpatient setting.

So I would say that healthcare really does need reinventing.

How does invent.healthcare work?

When I discover a new technology or best practice, like "Oh neat, there is a way to completely halt the (inexorable, lethal) progression of heart disease", I post it on invent.healthcare.  You can do the same, just sign up for an account and start typing away.

When someone else posts their favorite health story or product or idea, we can vote it up or down.  This voting can help us identify what are the best new insights.

How can I participate?

  1. Sign up for an account (it's totally free forever of course)
  2. Start clicking something.


Friday, September 25, 2015

High Dose Flu Shot NOW IN STOCK

Our high dose flu vaccines are back in stock!  We are hoping to have a full supply for the rest of the season.  Please come by to get your flu shot.  Our walk-in flu clinics are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9-12 and from 4-5pm. No appointment necessary.  Stay healthy!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

ICD-10 starting soon

Our diagnosis codes will all be changing October 1st. All medical offices will be implementing the ICD-10 codes at that time. We are getting prepared for this change and hope to have a smooth transition. If you have a labslip that you have been holding onto, you should get these labs done before October 1st, or your labslip will not have the accurate codes. Thanks for your patience with this!

Monday, September 14, 2015

High Dose Flu Shot Out of Stock

As of September 14th, we are currently out of our high dose flu vaccine. We anticipate a shipment of this vaccine on September 23rd. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We plan to update our website as soon as our high dose flu vaccines are available. We currently have our regular dose vaccine for our patients under 65 and any patients over 65 that prefer to get this vaccine at their appointment.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Our flu shots have arrived!

 We have the regular flu vaccine, as well as the high dose vaccine for patients over the age of 65.  Please ask us at your office visit if you would like to receive this vaccine.  We also have started our walk-in flu clinics as well.  Our walk-in flu clinics are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9-12 and from 4-5pm. No appointment necessary!

Stay healthy everyone!

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