Full services now available on clinic campus
REEDSVILLE, Pa. – Geisinger Medical Clinic Reedsville has opened its 65 Forward Health Center, rounding out care offerings at the facility that launched last year with traditional primary care, laboratory and radiology services.
The clinic opened its on-site pharmacy in September, and 65 Forward, Geisinger’s senior-focused model of primary care, completes programming available to the community.
Geisinger 65 Forward Health Center locations offer people age 65+ same-day appointments and more 1:1 time with doctors to help manage chronic conditions. They also provide:
• Strength and balance training
• Patient-tailored exercise programs to meet cardiovascular, strength, stability and flexibility goals
• Maintenance exercise following physical or occupational therapy programs
• Group classes
• Social activities to help combat senior isolation
• Health education and fall prevention
• Cane and walker fittings
Compared to a similar population cared for in a traditional primary care model, 65 Forward patients have had about 15% fewer hospital admissions and about 40% fewer emergency room visits.
Dominic DeMatteo, D.O, is a board-certified family medicine physician and the first doctor to join 65 Forward Reedsville.
“I’m looking forward to practicing in a model where I can spend more time with my patients to help them manage their total health and maintain their wellness,” said Dr. DeMatteo.
Geisinger 65 Forward Reedsville is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Learn more at geisinger.org/forwardnewsreedsville.
Joining is easy. Patients must be 65 or older and have Geisinger Gold Medicare Advantage insurance. Geisinger Gold plans for 2024 have benefits designed to make better health easier for members, and the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period runs through Dec. 7. Visit geisinger.org/gold or call 1-800-482-8163 to learn more about Geisinger’s health plans.
Geisinger Pharmacy Reedsville is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and offers prescription, delivery and vaccine services.
To learn about traditional primary care services, visit geisinger.org/health.
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a research institute and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, which includes schools of medicine, nursing and graduate education. With more than 25,000 employees and 1,700+ employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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