MediGo opens walk-in clinics in three Navarro locations
MIAMI MediGo, a division of Samoho Healthcare, an international healthcare company headquartered in Mexico, has opened physician-staffed walk-in clinics inside three Miami-Dade Navarro Discount Pharmacies. Navarro Discount Pharmacies is an MBF Healthcare Partners portfolio company.
The MediGo Express Medical Care clinics are part of an affiliation between Samoho Healthcare and Mercy Hospital. Physicians who are board certified or eligible will rotate through the clinics to provide one-on-one patient care to walk-in patients for a variety of illnesses and conditions.
Services will be available in English and Spanish. In cases requiring follow-up or more specialized care, patients will be referred to their primary physicians or specialists at Mercy Hospital.
Medical director Jorge Amaya will oversee the walk-in centers. Dr. Amaya’s group also provides services to the MediGo Urgent Care facilities in the Brickell and South Beach neighborhoods, as well as the Mercy Hospital Emergency Department.
“We are pleased to be able to bring this physician-staffed model into the Miami-Dade marketplace,” said Lee Armbuster, chief executive officer of Navarro. “Since one of our key goals has always been to help families stay healthy, we feel teaming up with MediGo and Mercy Hospital is a perfect match.”
ActivePHR wins CDHC award
NEW YORK ActivePHR, ActiveHealth Management’s personal health record has been named a winner of the 2008 Consumer Driven Health Care Solutions Award for Most Effective Solution Provider, as awarded by CDHC Solutions magazine.
The ActivePHR program provides an electronic home for a person’s health information. ActivePHR generates actionable alerts when opportunities to improve care are identified. Other innovative features within ActivePHR include integration with ActiveHealth’s health risk assessment and disease management program, the ability to grant access to doctors/caregivers, health trackers, calendar, and translation to Spanish.
“Consumers need and want to take an increased role in their healthcare,” said Peter Neupert, corporate vice president of Microsoft Health Solutions Group. “A personal health record like ActivePHR empowers consumers. When consumers have the ability to present a complete picture of their health and information on specific issues to all of their doctors and caregivers, the result is better care.”
Danish company finds potential weight-loss drug
NEW YORK Good results from a study of a new drug from Denmark-based NeuroSearch caused the company’s stock to increase the most in more than a month, according to Bloomberg.
Studies of the experimental drug tesofensine showed that it improved fat metabolism and lowered weight. The results caused NeuroSearch’s stock to rise by about $2.20 to $50.77, a 4.5 percent increase.
The drug company said it hoped to find a partner to fund the testing required to gain regulatory approval for the drug, which could generate $1.1 billion in sales if approved.
One dollar equaled 5 kroner, as of mid-day Tuesday.