Dear Valued Patients,
Welcome to our website. My staff and I look forward to meeting your primary care needs. The office is located on State Route 43 in the Village Commons Office Suites just south of historic downtown Hartville.
It looks like 2020 is going to a busy year for our practice. I am proud to remain an independent family practice. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful caring staff and now with the additon of nurse practitioners, George Wolfe and Marilyn Perkowski we have really improved our ability to provide superior survice for our patients. I have thankfully been able to continue to buck the trend of hospital and corporate ownership.
Since my Family Medicine residency completion (Eastern Virginia, 1991) and board certification, I came home and have faithfully serviced this area for the last 29 years. I began practice with Dr Dennis McCluskey in Mogadore, We have many familiar faces from the former Portage Hills Family Medicine Practice. Our group strives to return to the friendly high quality service and accessibility that all patients deserve.
Please welcome George Wolfe our nurse practitioner that joined this practice in February 2019. He has vast experience in internal medicine especially geriatrics. He is a proud Navy veteran serving as a corpsman prior to getting his nursing and nurse practitioner degrees.
Also, let me reintroduce Marilyn Perkowski to most of you. She worked with Dr McCluskey and me several years ago. She is a Family NP and teaches nurse practitioner students through the University of Akron and is working part time She works with all ages and is comfortable with women's health.
New this year to our practice is NeuroFlow. It is a personal digital health application. We just launched this free mobile application for tracking, assessing and managing your overall wellness.
NeuroFlow provides fun, mobile, and easy-to-use tools that guide and support your journey towards an improved, more holistic well being. Talk to your provider to sign up to this new service. The program won the MedTech Breakthrough award for best new app in 2019. https://www.neuroflowsolution.com/blog/neuroflow-wins-award-for-best-ove... To learn more, visit: https://www.neuroflowsolution.com/for-patients/
We currently use AthenaHealth as a medical record system that includes a very easy to use web portal that is accessible from this web site. It makes requesting appointments, asking non emergent questions, requesting refills and paying bills easier than ever and available 24 hours a day. Consider registering for a patient portal account after scheduling your first visit (or maybe have one of your children make one for you). You can enter pertinent personal health information prior to your visit. Also consider requesting your medical records from your previous health provider, and as always please bring a current medication list including all of your medicines, vitamins and supplements with you. (Medicine bottles are even better). We also will require a photo ID and insurance information at sign in.
PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY TO VERIFY WHAT LAB COMPANIES ARE IN YOUR NETWORK.. Even within some insurance policies, we cannot guarantee what lab service will be covered. We use a variety of labs, LabcarePlus, Aultman Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Laboratories and Quest.
I recently signed with Chiron health which is a Telehealth company and it works seamlessly with my electronic charting system AthenaHealth, and I expect to be able to schedule video visits with patients via cell phone or laptop. I may even be able to schedule visits if I become ill and confined to home. Congress recently approved Medicare to pay for telehealth visits. These visits will be useful to triage appropriate ill or frail patients keeping them out of the office and it may be useful to review tests, manage treatments including blood pressure monitoring (if you have a blood pressure machine.)
Look for new changes to the office and website. For those looking for information and diet advice for Pre-diabetes and Diabetes explore this link: www.Cornerstones4Care.com It has focuses on Healthy Eating, Being Active, Medicine and Tracking diabetes. There many non branded resources in video, downloadable books, recipes and interactive trackers as well as an available digital coaching program.
Brian R Cain, MD and Associates LLC
650 S. Prospect Ave
Hartville, Ohio 44632
Monday 8 am to 6 pm
Tuesday 8 am to 6 pm
Wednesday 8 am to 7 pm
Thursday 8 am to 6 pm
Friday 8 am to 5 pm
Telephone: 330 877 3008
Fax: 330 877 3032
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New patients are very welcome.
Just a quick word of warning. The office complex is very easy to pass on route 43. It is 0.6 mile south from route 619 and just past the Hartville RV Center on the left.
Thank you all,