NaviMed℠ is Lisa Larkin, MD, and Associates’ unique patient navigation service. A Patient Navigator is a person who helps patients effectively and efficiently manage the healthcare system. Unfortunately, our healthcare system is still considered to be quite complex, confusing and fragmented. And while primary care physicians and their teams work to help their patients by referring to and coordinating care outside of their primary care office visits, there is often limited time to do so, and the needs are greater than primary care offices can support. This is where a patient navigator can add great value for both physicians and patients, freeing up time for the physician and providing personalized attention and care for individual patients.
Studies have shown that use of patient navigators can help improve patients’ outcomes – or treatment success, especially for complex cases.
Our NaviMed℠ patient navigation service is led by Rob Rickenbaugh, RN. Through NaviMed℠, we can assist you with a variety of patient issues, including: