Increase of patients at Providence clinics

Medford, Ore. — Clinics are seeing an increase in calls for appointments.

Providers say some patients are concerned about losing insurance.

Over the past several months, Providence Medical Group says it’s seen more patients.

That includes patients calling in for follow up appointments and new patients as well.

Since last October, the senior manager of operations for Providence Medical Group says the number of days to get in and see a provider has increased by one and a half days.

She says she thinks patients get nervous when there may be changes regarding healthcare.

“Knowing that that may or may not change and not knowing what that change might be I think has people considering their options and wanting to get in to see their provider when they can,” Tricia Tahsuda said.

Tahsuda says there are other inexpensive options if you can’t get in to your doctor right away.

Those include urgent care or express care settings which allow you to have video appointments with providers.

As of now, Providence Medical Group says it sees the trend of more patients continuing.

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