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Why We Work Together as a Team at Paducah Rheumatology



You know that saying, “It takes a village” - the idea that multiple people can come together and utilize the unique skill set of each individual to work toward a common purpose.


That is our goal at Paducah Rheumatology.


We want to provide the best care possible to our patients, so we have adopted a team-based model of care.


We believe when we work together, we can accomplish more.


We feel a team-based approach is a patient-centered approach.


We strive to deliver high-quality care focused on the needs of our patients.


And we achieve this through teamwork!


What is a Team-Based Approach?


Here at Paducah Rheumatology, we have an entire group of healthcare professionals with a vast array of knowledge, experience, and expertise that all work together to coordinate patient care.


How Does a Team-Based Approach Improve Patient Care?


The objective of a team-based model is to improve patient satisfaction, and ultimately, create a better patient experience than a sole individual could ever provide alone.


No one can complete every single task that is required to keep a rheumatology office operating.


That’s why we have formulated an incredible team where each individual has specialized training, unique qualifications, and distinct abilities.


More people means more knowledge, additional problem-solving skills, and extra sets of eyes and helping hands.


In the end, it means more highly-qualified team members that are there for YOU!


What Changes Can Our Patients Anticipate From This Team-Based Approach?


You will receive the same high-quality care you’ve always received at Paducah Rheumatology.


Paducah Rheumatology continues to expand, and from this growth, our patients have more options.


While we’ve been a team-centered office all along, we have added more healthcare professionals over the years, including Jessica Frizzell, PA-C and Valerie Smith, APRN.


When one provider is not available, another one can step in to meet the needs of our patients.


We communicate with each other.

We brainstorm solutions.

We share ideas.

We look for answers.

We work together to be there for our patients.


Paducah Rheumatology operates as a group effort, and our patients are the beneficiaries of this team-based model.


Our team is ready to help you improve your health.


We are accepting new patients with a physician’s referral.


Give us a call at 270-408-6100 today. We can’t wait to meet you!


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