With all the medical services in one place, the new Castellana Multisalud clinic was inaugurated, which will provide service exclusively to MMM and MMM Multihealth affiliates in Aibonito, and the neighboring towns. The new health center was developed at a cost of $10 million, providing easy access to a greater number of services not available in the mountain area.
“Before opening the clinic, 93% of patients had to go outside the region to receive services from specialist doctors, that is a thing of the past. Now residents have the best health care services available. That is why Castellana Multisalud came to the mountains, to serve the members with an excellent team of health professionals, within unique facilities that are characterized by their spaciousness, modernity, comfort, and high technology, “explained Dr. Raúl Montalvo, president of MSO and Castellana Physicians Services.
The clinic offers access to the services of medical specialists that were mostly not easily available in the center of the island, such as endocrinologists, neurologists, clinical social workers, nutritionists, psychologists, dermatologists, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, and pneumologists. Having all these specialists under one roof reduces the patient’s waiting time for services, and allows for an integrated model with health services and centralized clinical information in support of the primary care physician and mountain medical groups.
“Another aspect that makes the clinic unique is the prompt opening of a modern emergency room with 10 stretchers and two minor procedure centers, which will represent a great convenience and will allow care situations to be addressed quickly. Highlighted in this revolutionary concept of health are spaces such as the social club and children’s area, which contribute to community interaction,” said Waldemar Ríos, MSO’s chief medical officer.
In the coming months, the services of vaccination, pharmacy, X-ray radiology, bone densitometry, CT Scan, mammography and sonography will be added to the clinic. The clinic is located in Barrio Llanos highway 725 KM 0.5, PRIDCO Industrial Park and its schedule is From Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Primary medicine services will soon be available in extended hours Monday through Friday, until 8:00 p.m.
About Castellana Physicians Services
Castellana Physicians Services, LLC (Castellana), part of the MMM Holdings, LLC group in Puerto Rico, provides state-of-the-art support services to medical groups, primary practitioners, and subspecialists, among others. Castellana has been an association of independent providers (IPA), which has been dedicated exclusively to providing services to physicians serving the elderly and disabled population of Puerto Rico. Currently, Castellana consists of four independent IPAs, with over 500 primary care physicians (PCPs). Castellana is a leading company in the Mediare Advantage industry. Its operations are recognized for being pioneers in implementing a coordinated comprehensive health model based on high quality standards, achieving outstanding results. Castellana’s Mission is to optimize medical practice to promote highly cost-effective and excellent services to the patient. Y0049_2022 4002 0112 2_C