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Monday, November 19, 2018

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, November 16, 2018

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, November 14, 2018

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, November 12, 2018

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)

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

2018 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 28, 2018


Memorial Day


Monday


July 4, 2018


Independence Day


Monday


September 3, 2018


Labor Day


Thursday


November 22, 2018


Thanksgiving


Friday


November 23, 2018


Day after Thanksgiving


Monday      


December 24, 2018


Christmas Eve (observed)     


Tuesday  


December 25, 2018


Christmas Day   


Monday       


Tuesday 
     

December 31, 2018


January 1, 2019

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



New Year’s Eve   
 
 

Thank you:

The Michigan Heart Group Staff

Monday, October 29, 2018

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, October 26, 2018

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, October 24, 2018

MEET CARDIOLOGIST BILL DEVLIN, THE APE CRUSADER!

Devlin, originally from St. John's, puts his skills to work on (sedated) gorillas, orangutans and chimps.

                              
                  Cardiologist Bill Devlin's first patient was Sunshine, a 240-kilogram gorilla seen here relaxing in 
                  his enclosure.  (Submitted by Bill Devlin;PaulaGale/CBC)        
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Cardiologist Bill Devlin had examined people before, but he was once nervous about a new patient.

"His name was Sunshine, and he was 535 pounds,"  Devlin told The St. John's Morning Show this week.

Luckily for Devlin, Sunshine- one of the biggest gorillas onrecord- was asleep, and the doctor was able to complete the exam.

"Sunshine, fortunately, had a good heart, and we were able to evaluate that as part of his general physical exam," he said.

               "It was very unnerving, because you
         get to see the power and the physical
         strength that they have."    -Bill Devlin

"Sine then, I've met him a number of times in the awake state.  I don't think he remembers anything about it"

Devlin-born, raised and educated in St. John's- practices at William Beaumont Hospital near Detroit, where a partner became involved with the Great Ape Heart Project after it was discovered that great apes in captivity were dying of cardiac disease.

Devlin decided he could help too.

"The veterinarian world doesn't have much experience with primate hearts, so they reached out to the human world.  We have lots of experience," said Devlin, in town for his 30th-year class reunion.


                   Sunshine was sedated when Dr. Bill Devlin examined him. (Submitted by Bill Devlin)
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

An average person looking at a human heart and a gorilla heart wouldn't be able to tell the difference, he said.

The first time he was called to a zoo, to examine two gorillas- including Sunshine- was nerve racking.  They were anesthetized so echocardiograms could be done to assess their hearts.

"There was a lot of unknowns," Devlin said, adding that they rely on the veterinarians and zookeepers for help in determining how the apps are feeling.
                    
                   Devlin says he finds satisfaction in helping animals, like this mountain gorilla in Rwanda,
                   because of everything they've done to help humanity.  (Submitted by Bill Devlin)
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

"They know by the way the animal moves or the way they eat their food whether they're having a good day or a bad day," he said.  "I ask my patients how they feel, and you can't do that with these, but the veterinarian world is used to that."

A house call to a gorilla enclosure at Disneyworld taught Devlin that lesson.

"The gorillas were really disturbed when I came into the enclosure, and one of the keepers said it's because I was so tall, and I was taller than they were, and they didn't like the fact that they had to look up," he said.  "So I kind of stooped.  You learn how to behave in their world."

WHEN THE GORILLA WAKES UP

And not all patients slept as soundly as Sunshine did.  Devlin recounted doing exams at a Chicago zoo when one of the gorillas woke up.

"There was a mad scramble to get her back in her cage before she really came to," he said.  "That was very unnerving, because you get to see the power and the physical strength that they have."

Devlin volunteers for the project because, he said, it's a way to repay animals for all the ways they've served humanity.

"We test on animals and we do things.  This is a scenario where we're actually using human experience to help them," he said.  "And that's what I really find that's neat.  we treat the animals that have heart failure just the same way that we would treat a human patient...It's just an amazing situation to be able to use the skills I've developed as a human cardiologist to help animals."

Posted on CBC News October 21st, 2018, 1:30pm NT by Paula Gale at CBC


MICHIGAN HEART GROUP, MSU and UofM...A FRIENDLY RIVALRY!!!


Anita Juriga (Nurse Practitioner); Steven Ajluni, M.D.; Steven Almany, M.D.

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.