NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Little Clinic has announced a collaborative affiliation with the University of Louisville Physicians’ Preventive Cardiology practice, which marks the third affiliation that The Little Clinic has formed with a medical group.
The partnership focuses on the management of hypertension for patients currently without a primary care physician. The relationship will create more convenient and affordable treatment by offering much of the ongoing monitoring for hypertension at The Little Clinic locations inside select Louisville Kroger stores.
“By partnering with University of Louisville Physicians, we’re able to assist in the identification and monitoring of hypertension, a condition that millions of Americans face, a large percentage without even knowing,” stated Ken Patric, chief medical officer for The Little Clinic. “Because we are open seven days a week, including evenings, The Little Clinic is able to bridge the gap between scheduling healthcare appointments and competing demands with a convenient option for patients seeking care."
“Our first clinics opened in Louisville in 2003, and it’s exciting to continue to grow in this market. The communities surrounding these clinics have been great hosts, and we believe this relationship will benefit them tremendously,” Patric added.
Locations currently offering the hypertension-monitoring program include:
“The collaboration with The Little Clinic is a wonderful opportunity for University of Louisville Physicians to expand our reach in the community,” stated ULP cardiologist Marcus Stoddard. “We are excited to serve as a resource for hypertensive patients and offer them access to our world-class cardiologists.”
This affiliation is the third that The Little Clinic has formed with a leading medical group. The Little Clinic and the Ohio State University Medical Center developed a partnership in 2011 at its Lewis Center, Ohio, clinic and also recently signed an affiliation agreement with the University of Colorado.