Jewish Home Physician House Calls Program Grows to Meet Increased Demand for Home-Based Medical Care

ROCHESTER, N.Y., December 18, 2018 —  In response to the growing need for home-based medical care for frail older adults, Jewish Home is growing its Physician House Calls program by adding a second physician to its care team. While the program remains the only one of its kind in Monroe County, its patient census is up reflecting a 20 percent increase from 2017.

Effective Dec. 10, Dr. Chrystal Jenkins, MD joined the practice and is working closely with program director Dr. Brenda Baratta to ensure all homebound patients receive the highest quality care.  Dr. Jenkins is taking new patients, providing in-home primary care so they can receive convenient and accessible medical care in the comfort of their own home. Dr. Jenkins is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Geriatrics.

“This program is so important for the health and well-being of our community, and with the addition of Dr. Jenkins, we’ll be able to serve even more patients across the Greater Rochester Area,” said Dr. Brenda Baratta, Director of Physician House Calls at Jewish Home.

Nurse Practitioner Yasmin Hollowitz is also new to the practice, joining the Physician House Calls team on Nov. 5. Hollowitz comes from TeamHealth in Dedham, Mass., where she was responsible for assessing, diagnosing and preparing treatment plans for adult and geriatric patients in long-term care facilities. She was also responsible for providing comprehensive medical care in subacute skilled nursing and transitional care facilities.

Physician House Calls is available for homebound individuals 65 and over and is covered by Medicare.

For more information about Physician House Calls at Jewish Home, visit https://jslphysicianhousecalls.org.


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