Primary Care Practice Designed Exclusively For BlueCross BlueShield Members to Launch Fall 2019 – Latus Medical Care
Growing National Trend Increases Access to Primary Care
Latus Medical Care, a new innovative primary care practice that will exclusively serve BlueCross BlueShield members, will begin accepting patients in Fall 2019.
Latus Medical Care is named to evoke the idea of interlacing the components that make up the health care experience. The practice will provide an integrated primary care experience for BlueCross BlueShield members. It is designed specifically to address several of the key challenges affecting the current health care landscape, including access to care, patient experience and quality of care.
“Primary care is vital to a healthy, thriving population, yet our entire country continues to face an unprecedented demand for accessible primary care,” said Dr. Thomas Schenk, a founding partner of Latus Medical Care. “Latus Medical Care will not only increase access to care locally, but will provide a seamless and transformative health care experience for BlueCross BlueShield members.”
The practice will offer an array of primary care and other integrated services, including preventive care, complex care for members with chronic diseases, and behavioral health counseling.
“Latus Medical Care will provide everything a member needs to manage their care, health, and benefits right at the tip of their fingers,” added Schenk. “Whether it’s finding a doctor or pharmacy, or viewing test results or health history, this model is designed to simplify health care.”
This concept is part of a growing national trend for health care insurers to identify dedicated practices to care for their members.
“BlueCross BlueShield has been a leader in supporting initiatives that are transforming primary care in our region. This new partnership is another step we are taking to increase access to quality primary care for our members,” said David W. Anderson, President and CEO, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. “Latus Medical Care will connect our members to the care they need.”
The new 8,000-square-foot office will be located in Amherst, NY at 2350 Maple Road, near the intersection of Maple and Transit roads. The full-service office will offer extended hours and provide easy access to an array of services for members, including primary care visits, routine behavioral health services, lab draws, X-rays and more.
Latus Medical Care will begin accepting new patients in Fall 2019. Visit www.latusmedicalcare.com for more information.