Denali Healthcare Services is unique in that it brings together a multidisciplinary team of expert specialty providers in the fields of cardiology, neurology, pulmonology and sleep medicine. With this broader scope of practice, Denali Healthcare Services is able to offer patients more comprehensive, collaborative, and coordinated care than that provided by the typical standalone specialty practice.
- Comprehensive, collaborative care: Patients benefit from the expertise of a team of specialty providers in complementary disciplines.
- Coordinated care: Patient care is coordinated among multiple providers; patients’ clinically relevant information is available to all providers at the point of care.
- Convenience: Eases the stress and burden on the patient to travel to numerous clinics and hospitals for appointments with different specialists.
As clinical care becomes more complex and specialized, patients can be overwhelmed as they seek services from multiple providers. Denali Healthcare Services’ multidisciplinary approach simplifies the patient experience by streamlining care cross key medical specialties.
At times, the diagnosis of a disease or disorder is relatively straightforward involving the expertise of only one specialist. However, for other patients, the diagnosis may be complex requiring consultation among several specialists.
For example, dyspnea, or shortness of breath, normally occurs with exercise or exertion. However, when dyspnea is chronic and not caused by physical exertion, it may be a symptom of an underlying cause, but is the cause a pulmonary or heart condition? Pulmonary conditions causing dyspnea include asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, pneumonia, pulmonary edema, and pulmonary hypertension. Heart disorders causing dyspnea include congestive heart failure, ventricular dysfunction, or cardiomyopathy. So does the patient see a pulmonologist or cardiologist?
Similarly, syncope, or fainting, is a symptom that can be caused by many different types of conditions – cardiovascular, neurological, metabolic or psychogenic disorders. Does the patient see the cardiologist or neurologist?
Denali Healthcare Specialists offers diagnostic testing of the heart, lungs and neurological system along with a wide variety of therapeutic services. Our team of expert specialty providers are dedicated to providing comprehensive and individualized care to adults and children throughout Alaska. Conveniently located in Anchorage, Wasilla, Soldotna and Fairbanks, our office practices are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. If you suspect that you have a neurological, pulmonary, cardiovascular or sleep-related disorder, please call for an appointment today.