Cassopolis Family Clinic Network Adds Dentist

Andrew Zaremba, D.M.D.

Andrew Zaremba, D.M.D.

Cassopolis Family Clinic Network Adds Dentist    

Cassopolis, MI, August 9, 2016 – Andrew Zaremba, D.M.D. joins the staff of Cassopolis Family Clinic Network.

Dr. Zaremba, originally from Idaho, received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in May 2016 from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. “When I was younger, I wanted to find a career where I could provide a meaningful service to others but still provide a good work and family life balance. I feel that dentistry provides me that platform where I can help many people and still be able to spend much of my time with my family,” Zaremba said when asked why he wanted to become a dentist.

Dr. Zaremba began seeing patients at Cassopolis Family Clinic Dental in August 2016 and will be working alongside Dental Director, Dr. Tia Jeffers. “I think that I will be a good fit for Cassopolis Family Clinic Dental because I work very hard to treat patients with a holistic approach and not just their oral needs. Working at CFCN is a great opportunity for me because I can work with a whole team of health professionals that work together to better serve their patients.”

Cassopolis Family Clinic Dental is located inside Cassopolis Family Clinic at 261 M-62 in Cassopolis. Cassopolis Family Clinic Dental is open Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and accepts patients who do not have dental insurance or are covered by Michigan Medicaid. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (269) 228-8500.

The Cassopolis Family Clinic Network is a 501(c) 3 non-profit Community Health Center. For more information go to www.cassfamilyclinic.org or call (269) 445-3874.

Edwardsburg Native Joins Cassopolis Family Clinic Network

Neil BowmanEdwardsburg Native Joins Cassopolis Family Clinic Network  

Cassopolis, MI, July 5, 2016– Neil Bowman, Family Nurse Practitioner, has joined the medical staff of Cassopolis Family Clinic Network (CFCN).

Bowman, a fourth generation Edwardsburg native, received his Associate of Science Degree in Nursing from Southwestern Michigan College, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science Family Nurse Practitioner from Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana.  He is Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

“Helping the community I grew up in makes me feel like I am a good fit for CFCN.  Taking ownership of how people are taken care of in your community can be a very rewarding experience,” said Bowman when asked why he feels he is a good fit for CFCN.  “The ability to not just tell someone what to do to improve their health but to teach them the importance of making that change is important to me.”

Cassopolis Family Clinic (CFC) is located at 261 M-62 North, Cassopolis and offers primary care, dental, behavioral health, Medicaid/healthcare coverage enrollment, and pharmacy services.  CFC is open Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call (269) 445-3874.

Cassopolis Family Clinic Adds Nurse Practitioner

Jody Murmu, FNP-C

Jody Murmu, FNP-C

Cassopolis Family Clinic Adds Nurse Practitioner

Cassopolis, MI, June 16, 2016 – Jody Murmu, a certified Family Nurse Practitioner, has joined the medical staff of the Cassopolis Family Clinic Network (CFCN).

Murmu, a southwest Michigan native, received her Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree from Andrews University and Master of Science Nursing Degree from Indiana University.  She is Board Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

“After working in the hospital setting as a nurse for a few years, I would see patients returning again and again for the same health problems. I wanted to play a role in the prevention of these problems. I decided the time was right for me to return to school to become a Nurse Practitioner with a goal to help my patients focus on preventative health care and reduce hospital readmissions,” Murmu stated when asked why she decided to become a Nurse Practitioner. “I chose to practice in southwest Michigan so that I might give back to my community by helping to improve the health and well-being of those in the community that I call home.”

Cassopolis Family Clinic is located at 261 M-62, Cassopolis and offers primary care, dental, behavioral health, Medicaid/healthcare enrollment, and pharmacy services. CFC is open Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call (269) 445-3874.

Cassopolis Family Clinic Network Starts Centering®

11062161_1607409686211196_2329050973981747608_nCassopolis Family Clinic Network Starts Centering®

Cassopolis, MI, June 10, 2016 – Cassopolis Family Clinic Network is now offering CenteringPregnancy® prenatal care as an option for expectant moms. The model of care, if the patient choses to participate, replaces routine individual visits with group visits of 8 to 10 pregnant women who are due about the same time.

The first group of expectant moms began meeting last week at the Cassopolis Family Clinic Network’s Obstetrics and Gynecology office in Niles. New groups will be formed every 6 to 8 weeks for women who have completed their first trimester.

Centering group prenatal care follows the recommended schedule of 10 prenatal visits, but each visit is 90 minutes to 2 hours long giving women 10x more time with their provider. During their visit, moms have a one-on-one assessment with the provider and plenty of time for group sharing and discussions. Patients participate in their own care and have time with their provider to discuss important information.

Patients receive all the components of prenatal care, including health assessment, interactive learning and community building/support. In the group sessions there is a facilitated discussion of pregnancy, birth and newborn care as well as discussion of overall health, stress management and more.

Health Outcomes

Centering is a group health care model that is changing how women and care providers feel about the patient care experience. It is proven to dramatically improve health outcomes, reducing the odds of premature birth between 33 and 47 percent across studies, and lowering health care costs.

Insurance and Eligibility

Cassopolis Family Clinic Network Obstetrics and Gynecology, located at 60 N. St. Joseph Avenue in Niles, accepts patients who are uninsured or covered by Medicaid (McLaren Health Plan, Meridian Health Plan, and United Healthcare Community Plan). Patients who are uninsured should contact our Outreach and Enrollment Specialists at (269) 262-4749 to check eligibility for Medicaid and/or the Sliding Fee Discount Program.

More Information

For more information about CenteringPregnancy at Cassopolis Family Clinic Network, call (269) 683-0300 or visit www.cassfamilyclinic.org/obstetrics-gynecology/.

Dentist Joins Cassopolis Family Clinic Dental

Maritza Salvo Reyes

Dr. Maritza Salvo-Reyes

Dentist Joins Cassopolis Family Clinic Dental
Cassopolis, MI, March 28, 2016 – Maritza Salvo-Reyes, D.D.S. joins the staff of Cassopolis Family Clinic Dental.

Dr. Salvo-Reyes, originally from Santiago, Chile, received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Concepcion, in Concepcion, Chile. To validate her degree in the United States, she then obtained her Dental Hygiene License from Nova Southeastern University of Fort Lauderdale, FL and Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Colorado. Prior to her career at Cassopolis Family Clinic Network (CFCN), Dr. Salvo-Reyes was a general dentist at Help a Child Smile in Georgia. With a personal mission to provide gentle and caring dentistry for her patients, she brings more than 20 years of experience to CFCN.

As a Licensed Dental Hygienist and a Licensed Dentist, Dr. Salvo-Reyes is looking forward to her career at CFCN. “Obtaining both licenses has proven to be really useful, for now I can better understand the needs and goals of my hygienists which will allow us to become a better team and provide the best possible care for our patients,” Salvo-Reyes said. Dr. Salvo-Reyes began seeing patients in March at the dental clinic located in the Cassopolis Family Clinic facility at 261 M-62 North in Cassopolis. “To me dentistry is a call to service that cannot be limited due to resources, it is not a business, it is a commitment to help. We give the same great attention to everyone, and do the best with the resources that we have.” Cassopolis Family Clinic Dental is open Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The dental clinic accepts Medicaid (Delta Dental, MI CHILD, & Healthy Kids, Meridian, McLaren and United Health Care) and people who do not have dental insurance. Outreach and Enrollment Specialists are available on site to assist in enrollment for Medicaid and health coverage through the Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace during open enrollment.

To make a dental appointment please call (269) 228-8500 or to make an appointment with an Outreach and Enrollment Specialist please call (269) 445-3874.

The Cassopolis Family Clinic Network is a 501(c) 3 non-profit Community Health Center. For more information go to www.cassfamilyclinic.org or call (269) 445-3874.

Healthy Michigan Plan Makes Sense For Michigan

 Healthy Michigan Plan LogoHealthy Michigan Plan Makes Sense For Michigan

Cassopolis, MI, December 9, 2015– Since beginning in April 2014, the Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) has provided health care coverage to more than 585,000 previously uninsured Michigan residents. Currently, the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services is waiting to receive approval on a second waiver from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in order to continue HMP as required by Michigan law. If the second waiver is approved by the end of December 2015, low-income Michigan residents will continue to receive health care coverage under HMP. However, if the second waiver is rejected, low-income Michigan residents could lose their HMP coverage on April 30, 2016.

The Healthy Michigan Plan, Michigan’s version of Medicaid expansion, was launched as a state option under the Affordable Care Act. With HMP coverage, low-income Michigan residents who have income at or below 133% of the federal poverty level are finally able to receive necessary primary and preventive health care services, as many who have become eligible are receiving coverage for the first time.

Cassopolis Family Clinic Network (CFCN), a Federally Qualified Health Center, provides primary and preventive health care to individuals residing in Cass and Southeast Berrien Counties. Following the launch of HMP, the number of uninsured Michigan residents seeking treatment at FQHCs dropped by 29.6 percent. Locally, CFCN saw a 10% decrease in uninsured visits and 10% increase in visits covered by HMP.

Between 2013 and 2014, Medicaid revenue has increased for Michigan Health Centers by 26.1 percent due to increased enrollment in Medicaid. This revenue increase has been and continues to be, reinvested in Michigan through providing health care services to more individuals, establishing new service sites and creating employment opportunities locally and throughout Michigan. In 2014, Michigan Health Centers increased the number of jobs by 12.5 percent and provided 4,577 full-time equivalent jobs in communities throughout the state. In 2013, Michigan Health Centers provided 4,260 full-time equivalent jobs.

The Healthy Michigan Plan enables CFCN’s Cassopolis Family Clinic and Niles Community Health Center sites to serve the health care needs of people in Southwest Michigan. As of November 16, 2015, 2641 Cass County residents and 9280 Berrien County residents receive coverage under HMP. With this coverage, HMP increases access to primary and preventive care for low-income residents. Since April 2014, more than 455,000 HMP participants have had a primary care visit, over 174,000 have had a preventive care visit and HMP has covered more than 52,000 mammograms and 27,000 colonoscopies.

If HMP coverage were to go away, approximately 450,000 people may not be eligible for financial assistance, as they do not meet income requirements for financial assistance in the Health Insurance Marketplace (income must be above 100% FPL or $11,770 for a household of one). As a result, people would need to rely almost exclusively on safety net providers including free clinics, hospital charity care programs and CFCN.

The Healthy Michigan Plan makes sense for Michigan.