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Nebraska Medicine multiple services in one visit

Posted: 6:17 PM, Feb 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-02 00:17:23Z

It's a team approach to primary medical care.

"I didn't realize how bad I felt until I started feeling better, until we tackled it," said Sandra Mccollum.

Mccollum says the services at Fontenelle Clinic helps keep her diabetes under control.

"So it has helped my AC1 levels get closer to where we want it to be," said Mccollum.

Mccollum says she meets with her doctor regularly to monitor her diabetes, and in that same visit she sees several other doctors.

"Often times even during the visit if a situation comes up we can have a person come in and meet with that patient at that time," said Andrea Jones.

Nebraska Medicine calls the team effort the future of health care.

"Whether it's diabetes, chronic conditions, mental health conditions, social economic situations that are going on that the patient is struggling with, any assistance that we can provide is definitely beneficial to their overall health," said Jones.

Patients can stay in touch with physicians from home through remote patient monitoring.

"Everyday I take my blood pressure, I weigh myself and I send my blood sugars in, it helps me keep on track because I know what's going on." said Mccollum.

Doctors say they'll even set up your next appointment, and that's one less thing Mccollum says she has to worry about.

"They really do care," said Mccollum.