Peach Tree Health’s Patients Speak!

Peach completed a comprehensive patient satisfaction survey recently, and the feedback was amazing! See what our patients had to say now. Read more here.

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Celebrating National Health Center Week

August 13 – 19, 2017 This week leaders at the local, state and national levels will join communities in celebration of National Health Center Week 2017. Their messages and visits to health centers will demonstrate that not only is it possible to move beyond the partisan divide over health care, but to support and agree […]

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Does Having Medi-Cal Coverage Decrease Emergency Room Utilization? The Magic 8-Ball says “Don’t Count On It”.

One of the positive outcomes anticipated with the expansion of Medi-Cal coverage under the ACA was a reduction in “unnecessary” emergency department visits. Hospitals are legally obligated to treat all patients that present in their emergency room, causing long wait times and financial losses due to overuse and poor reimbursement of these services. The assumption […]

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Peach Tree Health CEO Urges Senator to Oppose Repeal of ACA and BCRA

June 26, 2017 RE: Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) Dear Senator: I write today on behalf of Peach Tree Health and the 31,000 patients we serve in the greater Sacramento region of Northern California. We ask that you remain in strong opposition to any attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), particularly the Better […]

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Memorial Day and Me

I still have vivid memories of the day I went to the Sonoma County Courthouse to register for the selective service.  The invasion of Granada and the Falklands War were fresh on my mind, President Ronald Reagan was dealing with the Soviet Union’s nuclear missile tests and their continued pressure into Eastern Europe and Afghanistan.  The 1984 […]

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The Painful Side Effects of “America First” H-1B Visa Reform

Those of us in healthcare understand there are times when the unanticipated and undesirable effect of a treatment plan can be more harmful to the patient than the adverse symptoms of the primary condition we are attempting to treat. In such cases, a clinician may discontinue that harmful medication or change the therapy plan to […]

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Name-Calling and Judgement-Free Healthcare

I always find it fascinating how often random people in the community feel compelled to tell me their personal and political beliefs about how healthcare should work. These opinions often focus on care delivered personal and political beliefs about how healthcare should work. These opinions often focus on care deliveredto their neighbors receiving government-sponsored subsidies […]

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My Friend Melissa Hates Diabetes

I mean, Melissa is straight-up relentless when fighting this disease; and she’s winning! Melissa George, DNP Peach Tree’s Diabetes Program Director has been systematically aiming both barrels of her personalized healthcare and education program on our patients with the most uncontrolled high blood sugar levels. Patients routinely present to Melissa’s Diabetes Prevention and Care Program […]

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Peach Tree Health ACA Repeal Letter

On behalf of Peach Tree Health and the 30,000 patients we serve, I am writing to share our opposition to the recently introduced American Health Care Act. The Act harms our communities by rolling back the coverage and services for our patients that are accessed through the Medi-Cal program and Medicaid Expansion.

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