MEDFORD, Ore. — A new partnership in the Rogue Valley promises better patient care between providers.
State Senator Dr. Alan Bates of Creekside Family Medicine was on hand to announce the partnership which is said to improve efficiency communication between providers and reduce costs.
Senator Bates highlighted the possibility of shorter waits at the emergency room by eliminating patients that could be treated by preventative care or outpatient physicians.
“This is going to allow us to open up our practice more to Medicare and Medicaid, OHP, in other words. We won’t be so restricted and concerned on pair bases, we’ll be more open to taking on all patients and opening our practice to all patients. That’s what part of the partnership brings to us,” stated Senator Dr. Alan Bates.
With the new partnership, Asante Physician Partners now has more than 60 physicians and providers in Jackson and Josephine Counties.