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Continuity of Care

August 23, 2017 Read Time - 2 minutes

About Author

Dr. Wantuck co-founded PlushCare to improve access to top-notch care. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt and completed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center in internal medicine.

Any patient who has dealt with the frustration of having to explain their health issue to a series of different providers on multiple visits, understands the importance of continuity of care. Described by the American Academy of Family Physicians as “the process by which the patient and the physician are cooperatively involved in ongoing health care management”, continuity of care means building a relationship between the patient and physician to ensure the end goal of delivering consistently high quality care. Perhaps most importantly, continuity is about valuing your patients and knowing that your investment in their health is directly correlated to their well-being.

At PlushCare, we understand the importance of delivering continuity in our care each and every visit with our patients. Our virtual model allows us to do this even more effectively than a doctor in private practice through a team-based and technology enabled approach. Our world-class doctors work alongside each other to ensure that every patient’s health concerns are addressed in a timely manner. If a patient has a chronic or existing health issue, our team of doctors has easy access to existing health information, ensuring accurate and appropriate treatment options. We believe the future of continuity lies in using technology and a team-based approach to enable doctors to know everything about you, an individual, so that they can treat you as such.

Our approach to technology is that it should remain unseen and the virtual connection unfettered. A pure connection between you and our doctors. Them, with access to a wealth of information, attainable and comprehensive; you with access to a world-class physician whose focus is solely on providing a personalized experience, because your body is unique.

Unlike telehealth or telemedicine companies, PlushCare’s connected care model and dedicated community of doctors, ensures that every patient with a recurrent, chronic, or existing health condition is met by a doctor who understands their needs, delivers high quality care, and genuinely values the health and well-being of each and every patient they encounter: this is only accomplished with continuity of care.

PlushCare provides virtual doctor’s visits from the comfort of your home, office, or wherever you’re located. For $59 our world-class doctors will diagnose, treat, and prescribe you medication. For more information or to book an appointment, visit

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