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Physicians Highlight of the Month
reynoldsMichael Bryan Reynolds, DO
Board Certified in Family Practice

Michael Bryan Reynolds, DO has been in practice since 1985. He comes to Access Health Care from Largo, Florida. Dr. Reynolds has enjoyed family practice as well as urgent care, emergency medicine, and nursing home care. He has served as a Medical Director for Interim Healthcare Home Health and Hospice.

  •  Dr. Reynolds received his Doctor of Osteopathy from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia.
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Supplements
are Best When Chosen Right

The next time you pick up a bottle of multivitamins, be aware that where you purchase and how much it costs can make all the difference in the content and quality of the item.

Many people are completely unknowing what they should take and why the brands are not all "on the same page".

The facts are:

  1.  All supplement brands are different
  2.  If it says "Nature's ..." and it is at your local pharmacy or bargain store, it is suboptimal and without much content at all. Do not be
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Recognizing Service Excellence
Customer Service Director
Patient Advocate

Excellent healthcare organizations are defined as "...those that delight their patients, families, caregivers, and other associates that provide care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable." At the center of every excellent healthcare organization are the staff members, physicians, associates and patients working together to ensure superiority in service and care. Without the collaborative efforts of all groups, healthcare organizations would not be able to accompli

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We Value
Our Patients' Opinions and Comments

We appreciate our patients letting us know how we are doing and we enjoy sharing comments with our readers. We welcome and encourage our patients to provide comments, suggestions and feedback via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Some comments we have received recently are as follows: 

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Patient of Dr. Alex Tambrini:
 "I am utterly amazed with the help of Dr. Tambrini and staff. They have saved my mother's life and they go above and beyond to help. They are incredible people."

 

 

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Access East Coast

drfernandezWe are pleased to welcome Dr. Fernandez to the California Club in sunny Miami, Florida! He will be joining Dr. Gutierrez, office manager Karla Aburto and staff. Dr. Fernandez is no stranger to Access though, as he started practicing in Port Saint Lucie in 2003 and worked as our hospitalist on the Treasure Coast since 2009. It was a match made in health care! We know he'll fit right in with the staff there, and be a great asset to the team with his family-oriented philosophy and patient-focused mentality. The California Club touts of several add

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Blood Drive
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Access Health Care on the East Coast will have a blood drive on May 30 , 2013 and are hopeful it will be as successful as the last one!. Thank you to all who support this worthy cause! Everyone is encouraged to come out and be a hero!

 

 

 


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Summit News
Albert Richard Gutierrez, Jr., MD
Board Certified in Diagnostic Radiation


drDr. Albert Richard Gutierrez, Jr. has been with Summit Imaging in since 1996. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland but moved to Tampa, Florida where he remained through high school graduation. He received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska in 1980 and remained in Omaha to complete his internal medicine internship in 1981 and his residency in 1984, both at Creighton University Affiliated Hospital. He went on to complete his fello

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Health Camp Tampa 2013

healthcampsOn Friday, May 10, 2013, Dr. Pariksith Singh will be speaking at HealthCamp Tampa 2013 being held at the University of South Florida, Marshall Student Center. In the presentation, Surviving and Thriving in an Evolving Healthcare System, Dr. Singh will share his unique perspective on physicians facing an evolving health care system: new rules, new expectations, new costs, new payment models, and new ways of doing things. And, of course, the new Medicare reimbursement situation. For more information, please visit www.healthcamptampa.org.


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Ear Lobe Crease

a Vascular Disease Indicator?

This is pretty well known but I didn't realize there was so much study on this subject and also didn't know the actual cause of the crease. I just thought that the crease was a genetic correlation. Hope you find the following article interesting. "Most people are very well aware of the correlation of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, etc.. but ear creases?!

vascular-disease-indicatorTo the surprise of many people, Ear Lobe Creases May Indicate Artery Disease. The possible association between ear lobe creases and coronary art

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HCA

Nurse Navigator Care Assure Program

nurese-navigatorAccess Health Care's Customer Care Center is working closely with Oak Hill Hospital's newly implemented HCA Nurse Navigator Care Assure Program. This web-based IT program currently focuses mostly on Cardiac and Oncology patients. I T assists in determining appropriateness of referral or consultation, scheduling and confirming appointments and follow-up appointments, tracking appointment status, and patient coaching to ensure attendance. This program was created to ensure that patients receive appropriate car

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Company News
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Wow Winners!

wow-manCONGRATULATIONS to our January, Februaryand March 2013 "Wow! Outstanding Work"
Award Winners who are nominated by team members on a monthly basis for outstanding work ethic, performance and dedication. Each winner received a $25 gift card and a certificate of recognition.

Deborah Haney (Dr. Varlakov's office) – Deborah is the team lead and everybody in the office agrees she is doing a great job! She leads the entire staff in the right direction, and they have no idea what they would do without her!

Lana Cahill (Compliance) – Lana is my definition of an "A" employee. She consistently goes above and beyond to get the job done right and on time. Just completing a task is nev

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Relay for Life

relay-for-life-logoThis was Access Health Care's second year to participate in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. This year's spectacular event was held on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Nature Coast Technical High School in Brooksville. The theme this year was Board Games, and our team, Access Health Care Heroes, consisted of 28 people and we chose Beach Bingo as our game. Spring Hill Relay is 22nd in the State because of the amazing teamwork. Everyone involved completely puts their hearts and souls into raising as much money as possible for such a great cause.

The event started with a Survivor's dinner at 4:30 p.m. and Opening Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. and it continued throughout the night until Saturday at

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Welcome Aboard

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First Aid Crossword


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Answers to

 First Aid Crossword Puzzle

DOWN:
1. Sprain
3. Faint
6. Trachea
10. Anaphylactic
12. Hundred
13. Incised
14. Fifteen
15. Insulin
16. Contusion
18. Oxygenated
19. Pulse

ACROSS:
2. Airway
4. Asthma
5. Fracture
7. Heart Disease
8. Antibiotics
9. Seizure
11. Lyme Disease
16. CPR
17. Raise

 





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Whos Who

lynda-bensonAccess Health Care has formed a new Quality Department and Lynda Dilts-Benson, former Chief Compliance Officer, was promoted to Chief Quality Officer. Lynda is a registered nurse, certified case manager and licensed health care risk manager.

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The Inside Scoop
Regulatory Compliance Department
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Major kudos to Charles and Gretchen Kronenthal's office in nd Inverness for achieving 100% during the 2 quarter audits! They are wonderful to work with, always receptive to the audit process, friendly, cooperative, and ready for inspection. A luncheon will be held in May in recognition of their high achievement.

Regulatory Compliance Auditors, Trisha Moran and Michelle Zito, perform quarterly audits at each of our offices on the West Coast. Tricia Ubidia performs these audits on our East Coast. They use a tool consisting of 147 standards, and each office is scored based on meeting the criteria for each standard. We have several offices nearing the 100% go...
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Clinical Documentation

Specialists Present - Joining Forces In Clinical Documentation Excellence

On January 15, 2013, Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists at Oak Hill Hospital (Cheryl Whitman, RN CCDS, Lisa Cierpka, RN, and Michelle Beall, RN, BSN) presented a very educational in-service at the hospital, "Joining Forces in Clinical Documentation Excellence".

Among the Access Health Care attendees were Drs. Lawandy Bolis, Dhamika Ekanayake, Michael Reynolds, and Alex Tambrini, Barbara Joy, RN, CRRN, CCM, and Debbie Ludlow, Patient Care Coordinator. Also in attendance was Yvonna Johnson, Director of Case Management at Oak Hill.

Among the topics covered were: