We serve communities
Working in the health care arena has given us great knowledge of who we serve. What we have come to realize is that serving is a two way street. Our customers are our family. The neighborhood barber who wants to make a decent wage for himself and his family, but doesn't want to put all of his hard earned cash into his sore throat that he has endured for the last week. Or the Nursing Assistant who has to be at work at 7 pm and unable to get into her Primary Care Provider, and doesn't want to endure another night of the urgency she has experience from a possible UTI, Coming to us for healthcare needs allows us to keep our neighbors healthy and back into the community where they are needed.
Having a team of professionals with a broad range of expertise, in various fields such as Intensive Care Units, Urgent Care, Telemetry, Medical /Surgical, Long Term Care Facility, Wound Care, Mental Health, Home Health Care, Retail Health and Homeless Populations gives a broad stroke of what to look for and treat. Also, partnering with Community Advocates when needed to make sure healthcare is actually accessible and affordable.
Karen Harris, CNP, FAAN
Karen is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP ), specializing in family medicine.
BSN: University of Cincinnati.
MSN: Northern Kentucky University.
Karen is a proud member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society.
With over 30 years of healthcare experience, Karen has serviced thousands of patients across the Midwest.
AANP, OAAPN, DEA-X, Ohio licensed and North Dakota licensed, Sigma Theta Tau Internationsl Honor Society.
The benefit of Tele-health.
Dec 3, 2019
Tele-health or Tele-medicine according to The Mayo Clinic, Aug 16, 2017 report, is a use of digital information such as computers, and/ or mobile devices, to help access and provide health care services remotely. There are a variety of ways to do this, such as doctor visits by mobile phones, or laptops. Online patient portals, Ordering testing supplies and medications from online or phone. These services ultimately, provide better access to care and decrease in mortality and morbidity.
The benefit of using Harris Health care, (HHC )as your tele-health provider is optimal care from seasoned providers. From my experience of working at various retail clinics that might charge $80.00 and up per visit, and sometimes without medications being prescribed. Although convenient, they are not always affordable or accessible. They are also, staffed usually with new grads out of school, who run the whole clinic. I am aware of this because this was my first NP job, this is not a bad thing, however the knowledge base of a new grad can not compare to that of a provider who is tried and true with multilevel experience.
People in rural areas have an increased risk of premature deaths, from diseases such as cancer, lower respiratory disease, unintentional injury and stroke to name a few. The Center's for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) recognizes Tele-health services as a key component to help combat the risk and increase healthy outcomes. ( Tele-health in Rural Communities, CDC Fact Sheet)