BURRILLVILLE – WellOne Primary Medical and Dental Care is partnering with MAVEN Project to offer primary care providers access to consultations for nearly 60 specialties, ranging from mental and behavioral health to pain management, oncology and endocrinology.
MAVEN Project connects frontline doctors with a network of expert physician volunteers for ongoing medical consultations, education, and 1:1 mentoring. Volunteers for the nonprofit telehealth organization help to empower PCPs with the knowledge and confidence to treat complex patient issues from their regular medical office.
The rapid access to specialists helps patients avoid long wait times and travel costs often associated with access to specialty care.
“The team at WellOne is providing incredible care, regardless of patient’s ability to pay,” said David Segal, CEO of MAVEN Project. “Their continuously evolving care means that thousands are living healthier lives and now they’ll have the added benefit of MAVEN Project expert volunteers who will supplement that care.”
WellOne’s providers serve more than 16,000 patients each year, including thousands from facilities in Pascoag. By partnering with MAVEN Project, primary care providers at all four on WellOne’s full-time sites will benefit from unlimited access to MAVEN Project’s full suite of telehealth services delivered by a dedicated corps of expert physician volunteers who average more than 35 years of clinical experience. Many volunteers are alumni of some of the premier medical schools and medical institutions in the nation, according to a release from the organization.
“WellOne is thrilled to partner with MAVEN Project,” said Peter Bancroft, president and CEO of WellOne. “Our patients deserve the best care possible, but many aren’t able to easily access specialists. Being able to consult with these specialty providers will help us to provide high-quality for the most vulnerable in our community.”
Among practices affiliated with MAVEN Project nationwide, 97 percent of providers have noted that their consultations with expert physician volunteers have yielded knowledge that was applicable to other patients. MAVEN Project is also reducing costs for patients by eliminating the need for unnecessary out-of-office specialty care referrals in nearly three out of four consultations.
WellOne is a nonprofit that provides primary medical, dental, behavioral health and support services to patients of all ages regardless of ability to pay. Formed in 1909, the organization provides services at facilities in Foster, Scituate and North Kingstown in addition to Burrillville.