Are you a Nurse Case Manager?
Are you a nurse case manager? If so, you may have a patient with whom you need help in order to fully recover.
At Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine, we work with nurse case managers and we understand your important role, duties and responsibilities of as an essential liaison advocate for your client to access all reasonably necessary medical care and report back to insurance claim adjusters.
Encompass HealthCare & Wound Medicine is a unique full-service outpatient program offering centralized multidiscipline medical and surgical services in a disability modified single site location here in West Bloomfield, Michigan.
Our office is uniquely modified to accommodate patients with high cervical spinal cord injuries and the consequent physical disabilities that might limit patient access in other outpatient settings. Our exceedingly large patient exam rooms allow case managers to comfortably accompany clients and observe our evaluation and hands-on management.
In addition to providing supportive documentation, a patient portal can be accessed to obtain all pertinent orders for labs, diagnostic studies, subspecialty referrals, and paraprofessional orders ( e.g. Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthotic and wheelchair modifications.)
Dr. Ruben is also available on the phone, via internet, email, Facetime or Skype. He believes strongly in making himself available to coordinate all our mutual efforts on behalf of your client, so that each person can receive unique individualized care, safely and expeditiously outside of a hospital.
Dr. Ruben and his personally trained staff can deliver care in multiple comfortable settings including our office, your client’s home or facility. Additionally, you may offer your client temporary accommodations at The Drake house, our sister group home for patients who require proximate access to our office when multiple on-site medical and surgical modalities need to be provided (e.g. hyperbaric oxygen therapy , IV antibiotics and dressing changes.)
We work with many case managers either on his/her own or those who are employed by larger case manager companies. We are happy to help with patients who are local, national and worldwide!
Simply call 248-624-9800 and ask for Kitty. For patients with non-healing sores, self-referral is adequate. For an Infectious Disease consultation, a physician referral is preferred. Simply fill out our contact form online found HERE and bring the patient in to see Dr. Bruce Ruben. In certain circumstances, Dr. Ruben will see the patient at home, in a skilled nursing facility or at the hospital. Dr. Ruben lays claim to the longest distance home visit of 2,417 miles; he once saw a non-ambulatory patient once at his home in Portland, Oregon!
What to bring with you for your client’s first evaluation:
Dr. Ruben strongly believes in the adage, “those who don’t pay attention to history are most likely to repeat it!” Please bring with you:
- Surgery reports
- Microbiology reports
- Pathology reports
- Radiology reports
- Most recent laboratory results
- Hospital discharge summaries
Continuing Education Units (CEU) Programs
Dr. Ruben has a great interest in sharing his vast experience on multiple education topics that can be beneficial for nurse case managers who wish to pursue credits in any of the area listed below:
- Skin soft tissue infections
- Surgical site infections
- Infection control in the outpatient environment
- Non-healing wounds
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
- Nutritional support and medical management of protein energy malnutrition
- Health care delivery systems
- Non-physician reimbursement in today’s environment
We are honored to work with you and we stand beside you ready to meet your goals for you and your client. If you think you may need our help, please click here on our contact form, fill it out and it will automatically be emailed to us. Dr. Ruben will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your case with you and whether he thinks he can help you.
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