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June 11, 2024

Welcome Health Appoints Jay Bakshi as Chief Growth Officer

Long Beach, Calif., Welcome Health, a medical group focused on providing best in class primary care to older adults, using the philosophy of geriatrics in the comfort of their home, in facilities and virtually, has appointed Jay Bakshi as its new Chief Growth Officer.

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April 24, 2023

Breaking Down The Disconnect Between Home-Based Primary Care Providers, Home Health Agencies

Emily Cook, the CEO of Welcome Health — SCAN Group’s home-based primary care medical group — believes that the fragmented nature of the health care sector is making it more difficult for providers to form fruitful relationships.

“We’re all working in our own little silos, and don’t really understand the incentives and challenges of each other,” she told Home Health Care News.

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Jan 6, 2023

You Should Know These Serious Symptoms of Influenza as Cases Rise

Michael D. Wang, Geriatric Medicine, Medical Staff at Beverly Hospital, Vice President, Clinical Affairs at Welcome Health Medical Group tells us, “Influenza is a seasonal virus – it comes when it’s cold, comes out when crowds are indoors. This is likely because of how the virus survives – spreading human to human, benefiting when humans are breathing, coughing and sneezing nearby. The route of spread is similar to that of coronavirus, making masking, distancing and hand hygiene similarly helpful for preventing the contagion.”

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Dec. 16, 2022

How to Coordinate Care for Your Elderly Parents With Siblings

It happens to many families every year – the parents are no longer able to be as independent as they used to be, and it falls to their adult children to arrange care and support. It’s an exceedingly common situation, but it’s far from easy, says Dr. Deena Goldwater, a geriatrician and cardiologist who serves as vice president of care delivery for Welcome Health, a Whittier, California-based primary care practice for people aged 65 and over.

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Dec 14, 2022

SCAN Group, CareOregon to combine and form HealthRight Group

Nonprofit insurers CareOregon and SCAN Group have agreed to combine, forming the nonprofit healthcare organization HealthRight Group.

The new company will unite the expertise and resources of both organizations to drive better care for people who have been traditionally underserved, harnessing the opportunities that greater scale provides. While the joint company will operate as HealthRight Group, the CareOregon and SCAN Health Plan brands will continue to be used in their respective markets, the companies said in an announcement Wednesday.

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Dec. 12, 2022

Emily Cook Appointed to Lead SCAN Group’s Welcome Health

LONG BEACH, California., —SCAN Group, whose holdings include SCAN Health Plan, one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, announced that Emily Cook will take the role of chief executive officer of Welcome Health, SCAN’s primary care in-home geriatric medical group.

Cook, a seasoned executive with more than 35 years of experience, brings with her an extensive knowledge in growing home-based care delivery systems and in scaling and operating fast growth healthcare services companies.

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Oct 25, 2022

COVID Symptoms Usually Appear Like This Now

Dr. Wang says, “Once infected from a virus and recovered, a person’s immune system often develops protection to future infecting viruses of its kind. However, that protection diminishes over time. Now that we are over 2 ½ years into COVID —and have had time for our immunity to wane — getting reinfected with coronavirus has been demonstrated. Moreover, these reinfections happen more easily with the emergence of variants.  It appears that the more times our immune system is challenged, the better it is prepared to defend.

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Oct 24, 2022

I'm a Doctor and Here's How to Not Catch COVID Now

Michael D. Wang, Geriatric Medicine, Medical Staff at Beverly Hospital, Vice President, Clinical Affairs at Welcome Health Medical Group, a group specializing in senior care and home-based primary care tells us, “I think we ought to be on high alert for both. If you have a cough or sore throat, test for COVID. But keep in mind that home tests can miss real cases. So if you get worse (such as develop fevers and muscles aches), and your home test is negative, go to your provider and ask about getting a PCR for COVID and flu. There are treatments for both and they are different.”

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Oct 1, 2022

Senior Health: What Type of Doctor is Right for You

When looking for an adult primary care doctor, there are many types of physicians to choose from. PCPs are typically trained in internal medicine, family medicine, or geriatric medicine. Understanding the difference between these types of doctors will help you decide which is right for you.

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Sept 1, 2022

The Doctor Will See You Now – In Your Own Home

Dr. Deena Goldwater, a cardiologist and geriatrician with Welcome Health and Vice President of Care Delivery said, “We believe that the best way to give older adults the medical care they deserve is to provide outstanding, accessible, and convenient primary care in patients’ own homes. Welcome Health has brought back the house call.”

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Aug 1, 2022

Walking Just 10 Minutes Per Day Can Extend Longevity for People Over 85

People in their 80s can prolong their lives by walking for as little as 10 minutes a day, according to new research released today.

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Aug 1, 2022

When to Move From Independent Living to Assisted Living

When to Move From Independent Living to Assisted Living.
Knowing when to move is a personal decision. The key is knowing how to initiate the conversation early.

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Nov 17, 2021

SCAN launches in-home, virtual primary care medical group

SCAN Group has launched a new primary care medical group aimed at reaching seniors with a combination of virtual and in-home services.

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Nov. 16, 2021

Welcome to Welcome Health

SCAN Group, whose holdings include SCAN Health Plan, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, is launching Welcome Health, an independent primary care medical group that will treat older adults through a combination of virtual and in-home visits.

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November 16, 2021

SCAN Group Launches Home-Based Primary Care Arm ‘Welcome Health’

SCAN Group has entered into the in-home senior primary care space with the launch of Welcome Health. Dr. Scott Weingarten will serve as CEO of the independent primary care medical group moving forward.

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July 19, 2021

Dr. Scott Weingarten Becomes SCAN Group’s First Chief Innovation Officer

LONG BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SCAN Group, whose holdings include SCAN Health Plan, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, announced that Scott Weingarten has been named the organization’s first chief innovation officer. 

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