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Monday, June 19, 2017

TIPS ON NAVIGATING MHG'S PHONE SYSTEM....

To better assist you when calling our office, please use this list of phone prompts.  Choosing the correct extension will help expedite the time you spend on hold.  Some departments may be on the phone with other patients, however if you leave a call back number and time you can be reached they will get back to you that same day if you call prior to 3 pm.
  • If you know your parties extension or the prompt you need, you can enter it at any time. 
  • You do not need to ask for a receptionist to be transferred. 

Please note:  Phone are answered from 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday.   Phones are off between 11:30 and 12:30 for lunch.

1-  Medical Records
2-  Nursing, Medical Questions or Clinical Maters
3-  Prescription Refills, Medication Clarification, or Sample Request
4-  Physician's ONLY
5-  Fax Number
6-  Billing inquiries
7-  Schedule an appointment or speak with a receptionist
8-  Repeat menu

Friday, June 16, 2017

MICHIGAN HEART GROUP'S LOCATIONS AND SATELLITE OFFICES

Michigan Heart Group has 2 main locations and 2 satellite locations.  Different physicians see patients out of different suits.  
 
There are times, when a physician will need to SWITCH SUITES for one reason or another. It usually has to do with coverage or addition of office time.  
 
You will ALWAYS BE NOTIFIED of this DURING YOUR REMINDER CALL so PLEASE pay close attention to the LOCATION when we call you. 
 
 
MAIN CAMPUS:
 
Beaumont Michigan Heart Group:
4600 Investment Drive, #200
Troy, MI 48098
(248) 267-5050
www.mhgpc.com
 
OPEN MON-FRI (7AM-4PM), Different Physicians are in on different days (see below):
  • Steven Almany, MD (Monday and Wednesday)
  • Steven Ajluni, MD    (Monday and Thursday)
  • William Devlin, MD  (Tuesday and Thursday)
  • Terry Bowers, MD   (Wednesday and Friday)
  •  Michael Gallagher, MD  (Tuesday)
  •  Akhil Gulati, MD   (Friday)
 

Beaumont Michigan Heart Rhythm Group
4550 Investment Drive, #250
Troy, MI 48098
(248) 267-5050

OPEN MON-FRI (7AM-4PM), Different Physicians are in on different days (see below): 
  • David Cragg, MD (Wednesday and Thursday)
  • Brian Williamson, MD (Tuesday and Friday)
  • Ilana Kutinsky, DO (Monday and Thursday)

 
SATELLITE OFFICES:

Beaumont Western Wayne Heart Group
39500 Ten Mile, #103
Novi, MI 48375
(248) 267-5050
 
Physicians in on certain days (see below): 
  • Steven Ajluni, MD    (Every Tuesday)
  • William Devlin, MD  (3rd Monday of the Month)
  • Ilana Kutinsky, DO   (2nd Thursday of the Month)
  •  Akhil Gulati, MD (2nd Monday of the Month)

 
Beaumont Michigan Heart Group- Macomb
15959 Hall Road, #304
Macomb, MI 48044
(248) 267-5050
 
Physicians in on certain days (see below):
  • David R. Cragg, MD (Friday morning)
  • Terry R. Bowers, MD (Thursday morning)
  • Michael J. Gallagher, MD (1st/2nd Wednesday of the Month)
  • Akhil Gulati, MD (3rd/4th Wednesday of the Month

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

ACCESS YOUR MEDICAL INFORMATION ONLINE!!!!!

WHY YOU SHOULD SIGN UP FOR THE PATIENT
 PORTAL AT MICHIGAN HEART GROUP

·         24/7 accessibility to medical records and important health information form any computer or smart phone
·         Quicker test results online
·         You now have the ability to email the office securely for:
§  Direct messaging to your physician
§  Appointment requests
§  Prescription refill requests

                                                                                                                                                         

HOW TO SIGN UP FOR THE PATIENT PORTAL AT
 MICHIGAN HEART GROUP

·         Go to www.mhgpc.com
·         Click the link on the left hand side of the page that says “Patient Portal”
·         Click “Create an Account”
·         Fill in the necessary account information
·         You will be directed to page called “Select a Log-in Method”. Click on the logo..........

·         Create a Username and Password and enter in your email address.  Click “continue”
              **Write your username down somewhere secure, if lost we cannot 
                 recover it**
·         You will be directed to a page that says, “Request Connection to Healthcare Organization”.  Type in the zip code 48098 and hit enter, and then select “Connect” next to Michigan Heart Group.
·         Click on the “Next” button where you will be directed to ta page that says, “Sign Release of Information Authorization”.  Select “I Accept”.
·         Once your account has been matched with your health record at our office you will receive an email notification, then you are ready to use the portal and view all of your information.
                                                                                                                                                            

Monday, June 12, 2017

LAB RESULTS, HOW TO ENSURE YOU WILL GET YOURS...

Ever been to your doctor and asked for your lab results and they aren't in your chart? This is because while most office run on some type of EMR (Electronic Medical Record), those EMR's don't connect with one another.  So if you had labs done at your PCP (Primary Care Physicians) office and didn't ask them to forward them to your Cardiologist, Endocrinologist, Hematologist, etc. The only person seeing the blood work will be your PCP.

If you have blood work done at a lab such as Quest Diagnostic or a Beaumont Lab these labs will get mailed or faxed to  ONLY the ordering physician.  If any of your physicians have access to EPIC, (The EMR that Beaumont uses) then they will be able to access your records.  Unfortunately Quest labs don't have don't have a system physician's can access from their offices, so the only way a specific physician will get your results is if you tell Quest where to send them.

In review, Labs taken at:
Physicians office:  Ask them to send labs to every physician office you think may need or want them

Quest Diagnostic:  Ask them to send labs to every physician office you think may need or want them

Beaumont Lab:   Ask them to send labs to every physician office you think may need or want them (Just to be certain)

Friday, June 9, 2017

MEET OUR MHG PHYSICIAN EXTENDERS, AN EXTENSION OF YOUR HEART CARE TEAM! THIS MONTH WE RECOGNIZE LILY PACIORKOWSKI

Beaumont Michigan Heart Group would like to introduce you to our physician extenders.  They are a critical part of the Cardiology team at Michigan Heart Group.  The Physician Extenders work hand and hand with the physicians, making decisions on the best treatment options for each patient on a case by case basis.  All of our extenders round on the weekends as well as work in the hospital during the week.  Most of our extenders also have office hours and we encourage our patients to feel comfortable following up with them in the office.  Our medical decisions are often a team approach that each extender is a part of and they are often at the forefront of each decision that is made.

The practice is made up of Interventionist (plumbers) and Electrophysiologist (electricians).  The plumbers are located at 4600 Investment Drive, #200, while the Electricians are in the building next door at 4550 Investment Dr., #250.  In addition Michigan Heart Group has two satellite offices to accommodate our out of town patients.  One in Macomb at 15959 Hall Road, #304, Macomb and another in Novi at Ten Mile and Haggerty, 39500 Ten Mile, #103, Novi. Each extender is trained and familiar with both specialties.

Each month we will be focusing on one extenders achievements, this month we recognize Lily Paciorkowski.

Lily Paciorkowski, R.N., MSN:  Lily joined us in April 2006.   Lily is our eyes and ears at the Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital. She does not see patients in the office however if you get admitted at RO Beaumont, Lily will be the one you will most likely see.  She keeps the physicians in the loop of all the comings and goings that happen at RO.  Lily received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Eastern Michigan and her Masters of Science in Nursing for the University of Phoenix.  Lily has over 20 years of cardiac experience and is committed to the high standard of care that Michigan Heart Group expects its extenders to achieve.  Lily can answer any questions or concerns you may have while you are under our care in the hospital.

OUR EXTENDER TEAM AND WHERE YOU MAY SEE THEM:


Cheryl Vincent, APRN:  Sees patients at Michigan Heart Rhythm Group all day Thursday and Friday.  Also, sees patients at William Beaumont Hospital- Troy, covers Beaumont RO when needed.

Anita Juriga, MSN, A.P.R.N:  Sees patients at Michigan Heart Group all day Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Also, sees patients at William Beaumont Hospital- Troy, covers Beaumont RO when needed.

Howard Hollinger, P.A.-C.:  Sees patients at Michigan Heart Group all day Tuesday and Wednesday.  Also, sees patients at William Beaumont Hospital- Troy, covers Beaumont RO when needed.

Debby Goodall, RN. N.P.:  Sees patients at Michigan Heart Group on Tuesday afternoons.  Also, sees patients at William Beaumont Hospital- Troy, covers Beaumont RO when needed.

Michelle Forcina, P.A.-C.:  Sees patients at Michigan Heart Rhythm Group all day Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Rounds at both William Beaumont Hospital- RO and Troy on the weekends.

Dawn Mitchell, A.C.N.P.:  Sees patients at William Beaumont Hospital- Royal Oak, covers Beaumont Troy when needed.

Lily Paciorkowski, R.N., MSN:   Sees patients at William Beaumont Hospital- Royal Oak, covers Beaumont Troy when needed.

Ryan Havens, R.N.,N.P.:  Sees patients at Michigan Heart Group all day Monday and Friday afternoons Michigan Heart Rhythm Group.

Sarah Levin, R.N., N.P.:  Sees patients at Michigan Heart Group Monday and Thursday afternoons. Also, she sees patients at

Mariann Graham, R.N., BSN:  Sees patients at William Beaumont Hospital- Royal Oak, covers Beaumont Troy when needed.

We are very fortunate to have such a great, caring and educated team working with us.  They look forward to meeting you and we hope you look forward to meeting them.

Thank you!
The Beaumont Michigan Heart Group Physicians

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

2017 MICHIGAN HEART GROUP HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

Michigan Heart Group closes in observance of all the major holiday's.  The 2017 days are listed below.  We ask, in order to ensure your prescriptions are refilled in time, please call at least one week prior to the holiday.  Calls taken after 10:00 am, the days before closing, are not guaranteed to be called in.


      




Monday


May 29, 2017


Memorial Day


Tuesday


July 4, 2017


Independence Day


Monday


September 4, 2017


Labor Day


Thursday


November 23, 2017


Thanksgiving


Friday


November 24, 2017


Day after Thanksgiving


Friday       


December 22, 2017


Christmas Eve (observed)      (1/2 day)


Monday  


December 25, 2017


Christmas Day   


Friday       


Monday 
     

December 30, 2017


January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve (observed)    (1/2 day)



New Year’s Eve   
 
 

Thank you:

The Michigan Heart Group Staff

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

MICHIGAN HEART GROUP PARTNER'S AND SPOUSES CATCH UP

D
Drs. Ajluni, Kutinsky and Gulati, along with their spouses took a moment to relax after work last week. 

HEART HEALTHY RECIPE- GINGERED PEAR AND APRICOT DIP

Serves 8
¼ cup per serving

Slow cooker size/shape
3 to 4½ quart round or oval

Slow cooking time
3 to 3½ hours on low

  • Cooking Spray
  • 2 medium, very firm (unripe) pears, pealed and iced
  • ½ cup all-fruit apricot spread

  • 1 teaspoon grated peeled gingerroot

Lightly spray a 2-cup heatproof glass measuring cup with cooking spray.  Put the pears in the measuring cup.  Spoon the fruit spread on top.  Cook, covered, on low for 3 to 3½ hours, or until the pears are just tender.

Carefully remove the measuring cup from the slow cooker.  Pour the dip into a shallow bowl.  Let stand for 1 hour, or until room temperature.  Stir in the gingerroot.

Cook's tip:  If you use ripe pears, the dip will be mushy rather than slightly chunky.


Per Serving__________________________________________

Calories                                 66                          
Cholesterol                           0 mg
Total Fat                                0.0 g                      
Sodium                                  1 mg
Saturated Fat                        0.0 g                      
Carbohydrates                      17 g
Trans Fat                                0.0 g                                      
Fiber                                       1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat            0.0 g                                      
Sugars                                    12 g
Monounsaturated Fat         0.0 g                      
Protein                                   0 g
        
Dietary Exchanges
1 fruit

American Heart Association “healthy slow cooker cookbook” (2012, 20)

Friday, May 26, 2017

TIPS ON NAVIGATING MHG'S PHONE SYSTEM....

To better assist you when calling our office, please use this list of phone prompts.  Choosing the correct extension will help expedite the time you spend on hold.  Some departments may be on the phone with other patients, however if you leave a call back number and time you can be reached they will get back to you that same day if you call prior to 3 pm.
  • If you know your parties extension or the prompt you need, you can enter it at any time. 
  • You do not need to ask for a receptionist to be transferred. 

Please note:  Phone are answered from 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday.   Phones are off between 11:30 and 12:30 for lunch.

1-  Medical Records
2-  Nursing, Medical Questions or Clinical Maters
3-  Prescription Refills, Medication Clarification, or Sample Request
4-  Physician's ONLY
5-  Fax Number
6-  Billing inquiries
7-  Schedule an appointment or speak with a receptionist
8-  Repeat menu