The Little Clinic inside select Kroger stores and University of Louisville Physicians – Cardiovascular Medicine are expanding their clinical affiliation centered on the awareness, diagnosis and management of hypertension. The relationship, which began last summer in a limited number of The Little Clinic locations in Louisville, is expanding to include all 12 locations.
“Our goal is to better serve our community by identifying patients who have hypertension,” said Dr. Ken Patric, Chief Medical Officer for The Little Clinic. “High blood pressure is often called the ‘silent killer’ because many people are unaware they suffer from it as there are no symptoms or warning signs. By expanding the number of locations where we partner with UofL Physicians – Cardiovascular Medicine, we can offer more patients in more communities hypertension treatment, ongoing management and a plan for a healthier life.”
The Little Clinic patients with high blood pressure now have the option of being treated by the world-class specialists at UofL Physicians – Cardiovascular Medicine. The relationship will create more convenient and affordable treatment for patients without a primary care physician. By offering a team treatment approach, patients will receive ongoing monitoring of hypertension at The Little Clinic locations with periodic visits to UofL Physicians – Cardiovascular Medicine
“The public is increasingly aware of the wide range of services offered at The Little Clinic, and with the expansion of this important affiliation, we are now able to enhance our focus on wellness and prevention,” stated Dr. Patric.
UofL Physicians cardiologist Dr. Marcus Stoddard said the collaboration with The Little Clinic “is a wonderful opportunity for UofL Physicians – Cardiovascular Medicine to reach more patients who need our services. The heart health of Kentuckiana is of prime concern to us, and we are confident this affiliation will make a difference, possibly even saving lives.”
The Little Clinic is open seven days a week, with no appointment necessary, treating patients age 2 years and older. For a complete list of locations, visit www.thelittleclinic.com. Clinic hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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