Primary First Care

Bergen Geriatric Care strives to be a leader
in innovative medical practices

We emphasize a team based approach including dedicated team members such as geriatric nurse practitioners , experienced care navigators and strong administrative support. Our providers offer the needed medical expertise as well as the hands on care and clinical assessments that occur on a scheduled and as needed basis.

 

Integration of our care navigators with skilled clinical backgrounds on site allows for timely management of general care needs such as refills, medical forms , communication with other care teams, patients and families. Strong administrative support reliably addresses scheduling, administrative and logistical needs. Close collaboration with consultants and visiting services co-managing our patients is also crucial to the support of our care goals.

Bergen Geriatric Care LLC is Participating
in a New Program to Enhance Your Care:
Primary Care First

Primary Care First is an innovative healthcare payment program that

aims to improve our patients’ care experience.

Giving doctors extra support to help you get better care

Our goal has always been to provide you with the highest quality of care. Through Primary Care First, we will receive additional resources from Medicare and other health insurance companies to help us enhance our work and provide you the best quality, patient-centered care.

More information for patients with original Medicare

As part of this program, Medicare will start sharing some of your personal health information with us, such as when you receive care at hospitals, emergency departments, and specialist offices. This will help provide us with a more complete picture of your health and allow us to better coordinate your care.

If you want to stop Medicare from sharing this information, you should call
1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048. 

Your Medicare benefits are not changing, and this program is only intended to enhance the healthcare you receive at Bergen Geriatric Care LLC. You still have the right to use or visit any doctor or hospital that accepts Medicare, at any time. Your doctor may continue to recommend that you see particular doctors for your specific health needs, but it is always your choice which doctors you use or hospital you visit. 

Questions?

If you have questions or concerns, you can call Bergen Geriatric Care LLC
or Dr. Odessa Hoinkis, MD at (201) 387-2003 or bring it up at your next appointment. 

 

For more information about this new Medicare program, please: 

Visit the Primary Care First webpage; or  Call 1-800-medicare. 

Services Offered

 

Primary Care Services

including preventive as well as acute care needs utilizing modern technology and equipment

Televisits

conducted through our own team members offload facility staff, patients and families from the burden of navigating complex telecommunications

Including preventive as well as acute care needs utilizing modern technology and equipment

Comprehensive cognitive assessments  and Annual wellness checks

are part of preventive care with the goal to identify and address safety concerns, cognitive impairment and discuss important preventive care needs such as osteoporosis treatments and advanced care planning

Utilization of innovative
diagnostic tools

such as molecular and genetic testing decrease wait time on results and allow for more targeted treatments

Simple procedures

Such as skin biopsies, ear cleanings, trigger point injections, small joint injections and point of care testing for infectious and chronic diseases minimize the need for transfer to outside locations .

Preventive and annual vaccines

conducted through our own team members offload facility staff, patients and families from the burden of navigating complex telecommunications