Beaumont Health System trains approximately 70 internal medicine/primary care medical residents each year. Each medical resident is assigned one half-day per week of outpatient continuity clinic. We also staff approximately 14 registered nurses that assist in the care of our patients. The outpatient clinics at Royal Oak provide comprehensive care to over 50,000 patient visits per year. We offer patient care in the areas of internal medicine, gastroenterology, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, infectious diseases/HIV, pediatrics, surgical, rheumatology, dermatology, ear/nose/throat, endocrinology and child advocacy protection.
The patient population in the outpatient clinics includes those that have no insurance, Michigan Medicaid, Medicare, as well as privately insured patients; therefore, the Ambulatory Care PGY-2 resident will gain experience dealing with socioeconomic and financial issues related to drug costs with our patient population.
The Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Specialists are involved in educating medical residents and assisting in pharmacotherapy decision-making in various areas of internal medicine. In addition, we manage the Outpatient Clinic Anticoagulation Service as well as the Diabetes Clinic. We are also initiating a new clinical service in the area of medication adherence. In lieu of drug therapy cost issues, we manage a patient assistance program to help patients achieve the best therapeutic outcomes.