Welcome to Guilford Medical Associates
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Guilford Medical Associates has been a part of the Greensboro medical community for more than 50 years. We have eight physicians, all board certified in internal medicine and some in additional areas of specialization. As physicians and staff at Guilford Medical, our goal is to help you maintain optimum health by providing care which is efficient and comprehensive, yet personalized and caring. Recognizing that you as our patients are our most important asset, we are committed to courteous, confidential and timely service.
For Your Health
Electronic Health Records (EHR) Update:
We began the process of converting paper patient charts to electronic charts last summer in preparation for "go live".
Our "go live" dates for conversion to electronic health records began in September 2010 with Dr. Russo and gradually worked through our physicians until we finished with Dr. South in November 2010. We chose to go almost entirely paperless, meaning we route patients from exam room to laboratory to referral coordinator to check out through a series of "flags" on our electronic desktops. This also means that our patients no longer have a sheet of paper to take to check out. Needless to say, this has taken some getting used to and is a learning process for patients and staff. Please remember that it is still necessary and important that you stop at check out so we can properly track your visit through our system and to make your follow up appointment.
We are very pleased that our full conversion to electronic charts is 100% complete. We projected that the process would take up to 2 years, but with the help of nursing students we hired to scan and preload charts, we are way ahead of schedule. We are deeply appreciative to all our patients for your understanding and encouragement during this time of change.
Patient Centered Medical Home:
The major changes that have occurred in health care delivery as well as the advent of electronic health records has necessitated changes within Guilford Medical Associates, but we continue to strive to conserve the standards and ideals established many years ago by our founding physicians. We have long been a "medical home" for our patients. That means that not only do our physicians provide your primary healthcare, but they also provide or arrange for whatever healthcare needs you may have by coordinating your care with specialists, agencies, facilities, and family members. We have completed the process of becoming a Certified Patient Centered Medical Home. NCQA has acknowledged Guilford Medical Associates of being successful with the PCMH process and have been granted Recognition as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home.