WOMEN’S HEALTH: Hill Physicians Launches Uterine Disease Education Program
Hill Physicians Medical Group of San Ramon has launched a new program to address benign uterine disease, which affects nearly three million women in the U.S. annually, causing abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids and pelvic pain. Working in collaboration with Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Endosurgery Inc., Hill Physicians' "GYN Care" program will create a care path for tracking patient data throughout treatment, using this information to identify the best practice trends for clinical decisions. Participating physicians will be trained in the latest methods for diagnosis and treatment of the disease, and will be encouraged to pass such information on to their patients. "With GYN Care, the patient has a clear understanding of clinical and quality-of-life factors involved in various treatment options. It's a program that offers women the kinds of information they need to make informed decisions," said Dr. Stuart Lovett, chief of OB/GYNs for Hill Physicians. Steve McDermott, executive director of the physicians group, said, "Only though an organized structure can standards for the entire population be raised. The GYN Care program is a wonderful example of Hill Physicians' ability to actualize this concept" (Hill Physicians release, 3/24).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.