Spectrum Medical Group, a physician-owned, multispecialty practice with more than 150 board-certified physicians, recently announced that Penobscot Surgical Care has become part of the organization.
“We will now be able to offer patients full perioperative care through collaboration with our existing anesthesiology division,” David Landry, chief executive officer of Spectrum Medical Group, said in a recent press release.
Perioperative care consists of three phases: preoperative — the management and preparation of a patient for surgery; intraoperative — when the surgery is actually being performed; and postoperative — the management of the patient following surgery. Each phase is critical to minimizing recovery time and ensuring positive outcomes.
The addition of Penobscot Surgical Care will create a new surgery division at Spectrum Medical Group that will be led by managing director Dr. Michael Starks, who will also serve on Spectrum’s board of directors.
In 2013, Starks and Spectrum leadership will work closely to develop formalized processes for ensuring the integration of patient surgical care.
“There are multiple physicians involved in a surgical case, including anesthesiologists, pathologists, radiologists, primary care providers and a variety of other specialists, depending on the situation,” said Starks. “To the extent that we can improve information flow among these providers, we will see better patient outcomes and experience.”
Penobscot Surgical Care is based in Bangor and will initially perform surgeries at Eastern Maine Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital. The division provides general surgery services, with a strong focus on thyroid and parathyroid.
For information, visit spectrummedicalgroup.com.