Consulting for Patients, Professionals & Organizations
Dr. Gaudiani provides comprehensive one-time medical consultations to patients who are non-members
For patients who need a comprehensive review and synthesis of their medical status, Dr. Gaudiani provides an in-depth, one-time medical consultation at the clinic. Advantages include:
- Prior to the visit, the clinic's expert staff will help collect all relevant prior medical records, as well as clinical information from the patient. They will also set up phone conversations between Dr. Gaudiani and the patient's current outpatient team, so that superb communication of prior medical and mental health care is achieved.
- At the visit, the patient and family members (when desired) will enjoy a session with Dr. Gaudiani in which a detailed history, physical exam, and discussion of prior records will help tell the whole story of the patient's health.
- By the end of the visit, the patient will have Dr. Gaudiani's medical assessment, recommendations as to next steps, and will have had the chance to ask questions and share concerns.
- Dr. Gaudiani will share her assessment and summary with all outpatient clinicians, as authorized by the patient.
- When desired, Dr. Gaudiani can use the results of this encounter to make individualized recommendations and advocate for entrance into higher levels of care.
- The fee for the one-time comprehensive evaluation can be applied toward annual membership if the patient should decide they wish to continue seeing Dr. Gaudiani as a member of the clinic.
Membership with the Gaudiani Clinic is available to professionals. Clinicians in private practice without the benefit of an experienced physician are missing a vital member of the multidisciplinary team. For dietitians, therapists, and psychiatrists who would benefit from case consultation, Dr. Gaudiani offers several levels of professional supervision. This supervision is available at the group and individual level. Contact us for more details.
Benefits of Dr. Gaudiani's consultative services to inpatient, residential, and partial hospitalization programs include:
- Improving intake assessment strategies to assure the safety of clients being accepted, including second opinions of complex cases
- Helping reduce liability from medical complications that might occur during treatment
- Advising on the creation of strategies for optimal medical management of issues such as digestive health, laxative abuse, gastroparesis, bone density, edema, hypoglycemia, organ failure, etc.
- Providing detailed staff trainings for nurses, registered dietitians, therapists, and other treatment team members
- Helping nurses implement medical management programs that are patient-oriented and true to programs' cultures
- Updating standard work forms related to patient assessments
- Optimizing documentation to exceed expectations in the context of clinical communication and for insurance review clarity