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How Connection and Collaboration Drive Improved Patient Outcomes

Poor communication causes everyday challenges, but in healthcare, it could spell disaster.  

Communication gaps by healthcare professionals may result in misdiagnoses, delayed treatment, incorrectly prescribed medication, and worse outcomes for patients. In some cases, life-threatening complications or even death are possible. 

Nobody wants to leave their doctor’s office feeling worse than when they arrived. This is especially true if you’re struggling with physical and mental health symptoms. 

Does this sound familiar? 

Although certainly not intentional, it’s no surprise communication gaps exist.  

Think about it: Your primary care provider says one thing, your therapist elsewhere says another thing, and your psychiatrist (again, somewhere else) says yet another. 

Who do I believe? What do I do now? you wonder. You start feeling confused, discouraged, and frustrated. Eventually, you no longer feel like you can trust your care team. Giving up starts to sound enticing just so you don’t have to deal with the broken healthcare system anymore. 

This is changing with collaborative care models like evolvedMD’s. 

Connection and collaboration are key 


Collaborative care brings primary care and behavioral health together at the doctor’s office you trust. 

At evolvedMD, we’ve enhanced the collaborative care model to deliver faster, more efficient treatment that eliminates care gaps. Connection and collaboration aren’t nice-to-haves; they’re a must. In fact, “We Connect + Collaborate” is one of our values and guide our work with the patients, providers, and practices we serve every day. 

For starters, all patients have a collaborative care team in their corner: 

  • Primary Care Provider – offering the same physical health services you’re accustomed to. 
  • Behavioral Health Manager – delivering therapy and mental health services. 
  • Psychiatric Consultant – providing medication management and guidance to both Primary Care Providers and Behavioral Health Managers. 
  • Care Coordinator – connecting to community resources as needed.  

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Here’s how this tight-knit collaboration benefits patients like you. 

  • Eliminates fragmented care: All four healthcare professionals work together to meet your unique physical and mental health needs. 
  • You’re always in the loop: You are never left in the dark about what’s going on, when, and why. Even better, you get to actively participate in crafting your care plan with this team. 
  • You won’t break the bank: You’ll only pay what you would pay to see your doctor. For example, if the copay to see your doctor is $35, you’d pay the same amount for evolvedMD’s behavioral health services. One bill, no surprises. 
  • Improved outcomes, faster: Lead a happier, healthier life in far less time than traditional care. According to our research, evolvedMD’s collaborative care approach achieves remission of depression over 10x faster than traditional care. More specifically, the median time to remission using our model is 53 days vs. 614 days in traditional care. 

In short: Compassionate, collaborative care = a healthier, more connected you.  

Connection and collaboration between the people you trust most is the lifeline you deserve. Next time you leave your doctor’s office, you’ll no longer leave feeling confused, discouraged, or frustrated – try informed, encouraged, and empowered.  


Want to feel informed, encouraged, and empowered on your care journey?  

Share this article with your doctor. 

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