Diabetes and Hypertension Center
A Patient Centered Medical Home
Because it is dedicated to the mission of serving the poor and underserved, Saint Peter’s University Hospital operates a patient-centered medical home that serves adults 18 years of age and older and non-pregnant women who have been diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension and have no insurance or are underinsured.
The goal is to identify patients with diabetes and hypertension and provide them with the care and resources they need in one convenient location in order to reduce hospital admissions and emergency room visits.
Using a comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate team approach, Saint Peter’s offers care focused on the patient’s medical and social needs. Services include medical care; patient education on managing medications and living and coping with chronic disease; nutrition counseling; foot, skin and eye care; information about community resources; and follow-up care.
The Saint Peter’s healthcare team includes physicians, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, certified diabetes educators, social workers and case managers, transition coaches, and nutritionists. Each work together to provide the resources patients need to better manage their diabetes and hypertension.
The Diabetes and Hypertension Center is located at Saint Peter's Family Health Center at 123 How Lane in New Brunswick.
See also Endocrinology.