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NEWS assigned an HPSJ mentor, and is eligible to later apply for a $1,000 continuing education grant. During the next round of scholarships (2018-2019) the student Health Careers Scholarship award will be increased by $500 to $3,000. HealthReach 27/7 nurse and doctor advice line from Health Plan of San Joaquin Health Plan of San Joaquin has put out a reminder to its network to direct HPSJ patients to HealthReach, their free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week advice nurse line, so members can get assistance when their provider is not available. In addition to being able to speak with a registered nurse about any health problem, the nurse triages the member’s call, provides advice, and when appropriate refers the member for a telephone consult with a physician. • The physician can provide appropriate recommendations and prescriptions for simple conditions. • This is an added service for the HPSJ member, and they are able to get care in their home. • If the HPSJ member needs a higher level of care and needs to be seen, the physician will advise them to seek that needed level of care. • Conditions that physicians could diagnose and treat through a telephone consult may include: cold and flu, or rashes and infections such as sinusitis and conjunctivitis. They will provide prescriptions if needed. The primary care provider will receive a summary of the telephone consult with a physician.
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This is another way HPSJ ensures patients always get the care they deserve when they need it most. At the same time, they are able to support the HPSJ provider network. Call HealthReach at 800.655.8294. Adventist Health Lodi Memorial Welcomes Pediatrician, Indu Lal, MD Adventist Health Lodi Memorial is proud to welcome Indu Lal, MD, board certified pediatrician. A graduate of Moti Lal Nehru Medical Indu Lal, MD College in Allahabad, India, Dr. Lal completed her residency with the Waterbury Department of Regional Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut in Waterbury, Conn. An advocate of providing total health care for children, Dr. Lal also received additional training in integrative medicine at Harvard Medical School with a certification in acupuncture. After leading a successful 40-year private pediatric practice, Dr. Lal’s passion for practicing medicine led her to return from retirement and join Adventist Health. “My passion is caring for children, and I am always so honored when parents allow me to be a part of their children’s wellbeing. Adventist Health has a vision for health care that is closely
San Joaquin Physician Fall 2018