Development of a Multidisciplinary
Comprehensive Women’s Midlife Assessment
Clinic
Catherine J Wheeler MD, Angela Deneris ...
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NAMS 2

Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Development of a Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Women’s Midlife Assessment Clinic Catherine J Wheeler MD, Angela Deneris CNM, PhD, Elicia Williams-King MD, Shanna M Salmon BS University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA BACKGROUND • Establishing a multidisciplinary, comprehensive women’s midlife health clinic is a priority at the University of Utah • Driving Factors: • The University of Utah has a Center of Excellence in Women’s Health ( COE) and resources required for this unique program • Women experience more chronic illness and disability than men • More than ¼ of women ages 50-64 report fair to poor health AIM • To develop and evaluate satisfaction with a multidisciplinary, comprehensive health assessment clinic for midlife women ages 40-65 • To provide in one setting: health education to promote wellness, early disease identification, evidence-based screening, multidisciplinary evaluation and risk assessment, a personalized health plan, and coordination of additional care • To help women find their motivation to be well DEVELOPMENT OUTCOMES LESSONS LEARNED • This clinical model meets the complex needs of midlife women • Women want this type of care • Women were highly satisfied with this clinical model • Four pilot clinics were held , with 6-12 participants in each clinic • Commercial insurance reimbursed most of the cost; participants paid a small fee for the education • Participants uniformly satisfied with the clinic and its components – “I was blown away with how good the program was.” • The most valuable aspects of the clinic to participants were: 2007-2008 2008 2008-2009 2009-2011 2011 2011and beyond o Utah ranks 47th or below in key indices pertinent to women’s health o Within a decade, Utah is projected to have a 55% growth of women ages 35- 44, and 50% among women 55 to 74 o Seeing multiple providers in the same visit o Shared education o Discussing test results during clinic o Face-to-face time, and addressing all concerns and questions o Wellness plan with health coach o Having medical assistants as scribes o Same day access to multiple providers o A comprehensive approach to care o Coordination of care o Education o Adequate time o Individualized wellness coaching Center of Excellence in Women’s Health Women’s Midlife Assessment Clinic

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