60 Bay Spring Avenue, Unit A1, Barrington, RI 02806
phone (401)289-2961 fax (401) 289-2963
Primary Care of Barrington
Dr. Greg Sadovnikoff
Welcome to the website of Primary Care of Barrington and Dr. Greg Sadovnikoff. This is a family medicine practice providing for adults and children of all ages, with an emphasis on continuity of care, whether for individuals or entire extended families.
The practice is built on the Ideal Medical Practice model, wherein the doctor works solo, with little or no staff, relying on an electronic medical record, and maintaining a level of simplicity that permits very low operational overhead. This model has many advantages:
Fewer patients are seen than in a conventional office practice.
The office is a quiet and peaceful place.
Visits are longer, and unrushed.
Time is allotted so that any and all issues may be addressed.
Waiting room time is drastically reduced, usually eliminated.
Housecalls for newborns and persons who are home-bound become possible.
There are few intermediaries.
The majority of communication is direct, patient-to-physician, and vice versa.
In keeping with the PCMH model:
there is a Nurse Case Manager (NCM) who participates in the communication process for some patients
After hours communication does not involve an answering or paging service.
Except for vacations, on-call coverage is by the practicing physician.
Technology is utilized to best advantage.
The use of paper is minimized.
The majority of prescriptions are handled electronically.
Test results can be conveyed promptly by online portal for those who enable portal access. (UPDOX)
Online scheduling will be used for those who are comfortable with this. (Appointment Quest)
There are advantages for the physician, as well. This model allows the provider to know his or her patients in the manner of the village doctor. The loss of identity that is inevitable with a huge patient panel (as in a traditional practice) does not occur. The frustrations of practicing in a complicated healthcare system are minimized, returning the doctor to the love and the art of medicine.