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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

Wednesday, May 24, 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

Monday, May 22, 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.
                                                                                                                                                            

Friday, May 19, 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)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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

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 Mariann Graham

 
Mariann Graham, R.N., BSN: Mariann joined Michigan Heart Group in March 1997, and we are thankful she did.  Mariann has a Bachelor of Nursing from Mercy; she has 25 years of Cardiac care experience and is the heart of the Michigan Heart Group team.  She is the director of the Physician Extenders, the Medical Assistants and Nursing.  She keeps the whole boat running and running smoothly.  If someone is sick... Mariann steps in, if someone is running late... Mariann steps in, if someone needs to leave...Mariann steps in.  You will most likely see Mariann at either of the hospitals rounding.  She doesn't have office hours but may be seen helping a physician running behind by seeing you before they step in.

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

Monday, May 15, 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

Friday, May 5, 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

Wednesday, May 3, 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

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

HEART HEALTHY RECIPE- SMOKY RED BELL PEPPER HUMMUS


Serves 8
¼ cup per serving (plus 4½ cups chickpeas remaining)

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

Slow cooking time
10 hours on low

§  1 pound dried chickpeas, sorted for stones and shriveled chickpeas, rinsed, and drained
§  6 cups water
§  3 tablespoons sesame seeds, dry roasted
§  3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
§  2 tablespoons fat-free plain Greek yogurt
§  3 tablespoons water
§  1 teaspoon olive oil and 1 teaspoon olive oil (extra virgin preferred), divided use
§  2 medium garlic cloves, minced
§  2 medium strips of lemon peel (each about 3 inches by ½ inch)
§  ¼ to ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
§  ¼ teaspoon salt
§  1 medium roasted red bell pepper, quartered, drained if bottled

Slow cooking the chickpeas results in extra creaminess so we went ahead and called for cooking a pound of them, even though you need about a third of that for this Middle Eastern spread.  Serve the hummus on whole-grain pita wedges or with crudit├ęs, then enjoy the bonus chickpeas in soups, stews and green salads.

Fill a large saucepan ¾ full of water (not the 6 cups in the ingredients list).  Bring to a boil over high heat.  Stir in the chickpeas.  Return to a boil.  Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.  Pour the chickpeas into a colander and rinse.

Pour the chickpeas into the slow cooker.  Pour in 6 cups water.  Cook, covered, on low for 10 hours, adding more water if needed to keep the chickpeas covered.  Be sure to quickly add the water and re-cover the slow cooker each time.
 
Measure out 2 cups of the cooked chickpeas for the hummus.  Transfer the remaining 4 ½ cups to an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months for other uses.

To prepare the hummus, process the sesame seeds in a food processor or blender for 30 seconds.  Add, in order, the lemon juice, yogurt, remaining 3 tablespoons water, 1 teaspoon oil, garlic, lemon peel, paprika, salt, 2 cups cooked chickpeas, and roasted pepper.  Process until smooth. 

Serve warm or transfer to an airtight container and cover and refrigerate until serving time.  Just before serving, drizzle the hummus with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil.

Tip on roasted bell peppers: To prepare roasted bell peppers, preheat the broiler.  Spray a broiler pan and rack with cooking spray.  Broil the bell pepper on the broiler pan about 4 inches from the heat, turning until the pepper is charred all over.  Put the pepper in a small bowl and let stand, covered, for at least 5 minutes.  (It won’t hurt the pepper to stand for as long as 20 minutes.)  Rinse the pepper with cold water, removing and discarding the blackened skin, ribs, seeds, and stem.  Blot the pepper dry.

Tip on dry-roasting seeds:  To dry-roast seeds, such as the sesame seeds here, put them in a single layer in a small skillet.  Cook over medium heat for about 4 minutes, or until the seeds darken and begin to pop, stirring frequently.  Remove them from the skillet so they don’t burn.

Per Serving____________________________________________

Calories                                 109                        
Cholesterol                           0 mg
Total Fat                                4.5 g                      
Sodium                                   62 mg
Saturated Fat                        0.0 g                      
Carbohydrates                      5 g
Trans Fat                                0.0 g                                      
Fiber                                        3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat             1.0 g                                      
Sugars                                      2 g
Monounsaturated Fat           0.5 g                      
Protein                                     1 g

                       

Dietary Exchanges
1 vegetable, ½ fat

American Heart Association “healthy slow cooker cookbook”  (2012, 18-19)

Monday, May 1, 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.