Kimon Kostopoulos, D.O.
Kidney and Hypertension Associates
The decision to join Panoramic Health had a lot to do with trust. I trusted them from the start and I knew the team wouldn’t lead us astray. That’s how it started with one phone call and just went forward from there. When Nick described Panoramic Health, it was exactly what we were looking for.
We faced turnover and staffing issues in the early COVID-19 world. A lot of partners and administrative people left and retired. To fill that void, we were looking for someone who could lead us into the next generation with technology. In the past, we were reactionary. I wanted to be looking forward and have a company with a forward-thinking approach to medicine and informatics.
I believe this is where medicine is headed, especially for nephrologists…headed toward value-based care, how the company is using data. We need to be with a company that can pull together all the data that helps us take care of patients, as well as better communicate and interact with our payers.
Panoramic Health helps us manage the practice. It’s really about them taking over a lot of the management side of things, which allows me to focus more on patient care. That’s why I went into medicine to begin with and the best use of my time.
Everything gets more and more complex every year with more regulations and red tape. To keep up with that, it’s a full-time job in itself. Panoramic Health is offering us the support that we need to do just that.
A lot of the patient benefits has to do with resources. As we build out the value-based care model, there will be more nurse practitioners, more consolidating of care and better tools to keep patients out of the hospital and keep them healthier.
If you’re thinking of partnering with Panoramic Health, the number one thing is you still control your practice. We are local, we know what works in our local environment and having Panoramic Health as a partner that’s supporting us – well, we aren’t giving up control to a larger entity. We are still controlling our practice. That is huge! I don’t want to be a puppet in a big organization.
As far as the support they provide, everyone is very approachable. When I pick up the phone, they are available to me. Even if they can’t do it at that minute, they’re working toward accomplishing it or getting me answers.