DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE | 1411 EAST 31ST STREET | OAKLAND, CA 94602
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Welcome to Highland Adult Medicine Clinic! We are an academic safety net clinic dedicated to serving the needs of patients in Alameda County. Our clinic consists of over 80 providers, including approximately 50 residents. Over 8,000 patients receive their care from us and our mission is Caring, Healing, Teaching, Serving All.
Our clinic is organized according to a team structure consisting of four practice teams. Team members include dedicated attending physicians, resident physicians, a NP or PA, a LVN, and eligibility clerks. Teams meet monthly to engage in team building, troubleshooting, and clinic quality improvement activities.
1. TEAMS IN CLINIC:
Example: "Cohort GREEN" is in clinic week 1. The clinic teams present are:
2. TEAM "PODS"
Each colored team (e.g. red, yellow, blue, green) will function as a "POD" the week that they are in clinic.
Example: "POD red"
3. TEAM "BUDDY-SYSTEM"
Example: The "red" PGY1s in each ambulatory week will work together to complete clinic follow-up work. The attending will be the same and can provide some assistance, back-up.
|Week 1||Week 2||Week 3||Week 4|
|PGY 1||PGY 1||PGY 1||PGY 1|
|PGY 3||PGY 3||PGY 3||PGY 3|
Structue of Clinic Session:
Panel Size and Clinic Scheduling Templates:
|Provider Type||Panel Size||Clinic Template|
|Resident||PGY 1/2/3: 70 +/- 10% patients||
Types of Clinics Offered in K6:
|Team Back-Up Clinic||Physician-extender function, appropriate for focused problems. Ise when patient needs follow up sooner than provider has available openings.|
|Convenient Care Clinic||72 hour hold and release function. Use to address urgent problems when provider and team back-up have no available openings.|
|Pharmacy Chronic Care||Clinical pharmacist-run clinic to manage uncontrolled HTN and diabetes. Focused on medication reconciliation, titration, and education.|
|Nurse Visit Clinic||Nurse-run clinic to evaluate specific issues such as medication reconciliation, wound check, BP med titration, etc.|
|Health Psychology Warm Handoffs||Behavioral health evaluations by psychology trainees; can address numerous issues and connect patients to longer-term care as needed.|
|Psychiatry Consult Clinic||Psychiatrist to consult on complex psychiatric disease, titrate psychotropic medications, and provide short term treatment.|
|Nutrition Clinic||Nutritionist to provide education and counseling to prevent or manage chronic disease.|
|Social Work Clinic||LCSW to evaluate psychosocial, financial, legal, and other non-medical needs and provide linkage to resources.|
|Pap Clinic||Licensed provider to perform pap smears for K6 Adult Medicine patients.|
|Procedure Clinic||Resident-run, attending-supervised procedure clinic to perform joint injections, skin biopsies, paracentesis, and pap smears for K6 patients.|
|Provider Clinic||MD/DO/NP/PA primary care continuity clinic.|