Forget Waiting. Access Care on YOUR Time.

Think about it – why are you only able to see your doctor when it’s convenient for them? Shouldn’t you be able to see your doctor when it’s convenient for you? The answer is yes.

At Think Whole Person Healthcare, we know how important it is to see your doctor exactly when you need to – that’s why we guarantee same-day access to someone on your care team. Plus, Think’s same-day test results make it possible for doctors to diagnose and prescribe medications during your appointment. You can pick up your medications on the way out at our on-site pharmacy. It’s that easy – schedule an appointment, see your doctor and get any necessary prescriptions – all in one visit that day.

 

What if my primary care doctor isn’t available?

No problem! All our doctors and clinical teams use the same electronic health record – so if your primary care doctor is unavailable for whatever reason, another recommended provider on your team will happily see you with full access to your records. It’s seamless. After your appointment, they’ll ensure your primary care doctor receives all the details of the visit.

 

What if I’m a new to Think Whole Person Healthcare?

As a new patient we can get you in to see a doctor on the same day you apply. Our staff will match you with a primary care doctor that best fits you. All you need to do is call our dedicated New Patient Line at (402) 506-9049, and a member of our scheduling team will ensure you see someone that day. If you are calling outside of normal business hours, an appointment will be scheduled the following day. If it’s a time-sensitive issue, you can visit thinkquick, our walk-in urgent care clinic, on Level 2. See opening hours below.

 

What About Weekends?

thinkquick is open seven days a week, from 7am to 8pm Monday thru Friday, and 9am to 5pm on weekends. Current and new patients are all welcome here. If you’re an existing patient, the providers at thinkquick will have full access to all your medical records, making sure you receive the best care possible.

(thinkquick is not an Emergency RoomIf you have severe or life-threatening conditions, call 911 or go to an emergency room.)

 

To take advantage of same-day access at Think Whole Person Healthcare, become a new patient today. Call our new patient line, available 24/7, at (402) 506-9049, or fill out a new patient form online.


 

The Importance of Primary Care

Visiting Your Primary Care Physician (PCP) First and Often

To understand what primary care is, we need talk terminology first. There are three types of Primary Care Physicians (PCP); two of them apply to you, but we’ll go through all three for fun.

  • Pediatrician – Cares for children.
  • Internal Medicine – Cares for adults.
  • Family Practitioner – Cares for both.

Think has internists and family physicians. Each Primary Care Physician has an entire team of nurses and pharmacists helping you manage your whole health. Are you smarter than you were 5-7 seconds ago? Maybe yes, maybe no. Keep reading, and you’ll surely be smarter about your healthcare than you were before.

 

Let’s say you notice a sharp pain in your back, or that chronic pain in your foot is acting up again. Your Primary Care Physician is your first point of contact on your road to wellness.

“Why?”

Well, there are actually tons of reasons why you need to go to your PCP first and often.

Here are two important reasons you should use your PCP to manage your whole health:

1. Going to your PCP before a specialist increases communication and collaboration.

It’s obvious that communication is essential to maintain your whole health. You wouldn’t want to go to a cardiologist first, who has no comprehensive, centralized documentation of your health history and medications. What if you can’t remember your mediation list and they prescribe you conflicting medications?

Think of your Primary Care Physician the guardian of your healthcare plan. At Think, they, along with the rest of your care management team, have access to your Electronic Health Record (EHR), accessible to all who treat you within the walls of Think.

With the touch of a button, your PCP can see all your medical history, medications, notes, and more. Plus, they can consult with their pharmacist (yes, there is one Clinical Pharmacist assigned to each Think PCP!). All of this makes it way more likely your healthcare decisions are informed and effective – and that you’re getting the absolute best, most affordable medication combinations possible, vs. starting the process with a specialist.

Your PCP is specialized and highly trained in adult healthcare, and they can do many of the exams that a specialist can.

If, in the case your PCP thinks you need a specialist during your visit, they’ll recommend the best one for you based on their knowledge of who you are. What’s great about this process is that know your PCP is aware and communicating with your specialist. Learn more about Think Specialists.

✅ Yes: Going to your PCP before a specialist increases communication and collaboration.

 

2. Your life is for living – so protect your health with regular visits to your PCP.

Life is meant to be spent at your sister’s birthday party, splurging on that watch you really wanted, reading a great book in your favorite chair in your living room, and going out to dinner with your friends.

We like to see you when you’re well – and keep you that way! When you visit your PCP regularly, the chances of you maintaining the lifestyle you want increase significantly.

Sure, visiting your PCP regularly may be more money now. It’s proven that regular, preventative check-ups with your PCP equate to significantly less spent in the future and less suffering during your life.

Because of the overseer role your PCP and their team play in your whole health, regular visits to your PCP vs. sporadic visits to specialists prevents miscommunications in medication and treatments that lead to those expensive treatments and ER visits down the road.

❗▶ Fact: One of the top reasons for hospitalization is medication error. Check out Think Pharmacy’s 5-step, ThinkSync Medication Plan.

✅ Did we make our point? We think so: Your life is for living – so protect your health with regular visits to your PCP.

 

These two reasons to let your PCP manage your whole health are all the more important when you have more than one chronic condition, which many Think patients do.

Care management of chronic conditions is something we specialize in. At Think, we’ve got nurses, called Care Coordinators, who create, communicate and help execute your personalized care plan – along with a team that includes your Primary Care Physician, their nurses and pharmacist.

To sum it up, avoiding medical error and being the healthiest you can be are both reasons why you should see your Primary Care Physician first and often.

 

If you feel like you’re for sure smarter at this point, consider becoming a patient at Think!