Free healthcare event

Bermuda Medical Specialties Group (BMSG) is hosting a day of free, healthcare-events on Saturday, April 6th at Hamilton Princess Hotel, and at its Reid Street medical practice where members of the public can take advantage of free educational and healthcare-focused discussions.

The day will cover two events. The first will be held in the morning at the Hamilton Princess Hotel featuring info sessions by leading physicians and experts from Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and BMSG. The second event will be an afternoon session for Seniors at the Reid Street premises of Bermuda Medical Specialties Group.

Both events are free and open to the general public. Anyone above 16 years can attend to learn and discuss various health conditions currently impacting Bermuda.

The morning event, ‘Let’s Talk Health’ will be held at Hamilton Princess Hotel starting at 9:30am on Saturday, April 6th in the Princess Victoria Katherine Ballroom. This event is for people with health concerns, caregivers, family & friends, and anyone interested in meeting and speaking with physicians and medical experts representing a wide-array of chronic health conditions such as, Dementia, Arthritis, Hormonal issues, Sleep disorders, COPD, Asthma, Heart disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, Menopause, Ageing Male issues, Diabetes, Movement Disorders, and other chronic health issues.

“At BMSG, we are very concerned about what people understand about their own health, says Dr. Basden. Having access to good information and education is very important to living long, living well, and maintaining a general state of good health.”

“This is our first year for hosting this event. There will be 10 doctors including the CEO of Lahey Hospital available to talk to with the general public for free. The doctors will discuss the latest advances in modern medicine and what is now available in Bermuda, and then there will be time for the public to speak to the doctors one-on-one.” says Dr. Arlene Basden, Medical Practice Director, Bermuda Medical Specialties Group.

The forum will feature Lahey Hospital & Medical Center specialist physicians representing numerous areas, including Endocrinology, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Neurology, and Rheumatology. BMSG physicians will also be on hand to discuss complex medicine, care coordination, and advanced approaches to healthcare. AT BMSG, we encourage everyone to take charge of his or her health. This event is intended to inform and educate so that the general public will be able to better participate in their health decisions.” added Dr. Basden. This event is significant. Not only are these doctors specialists, several are professors who teach and train other doctors. This is truly something that should not be missed.”

The second event, “Seniors Health Fair” will take place at the BMSG Outpatient Clinic on Reid Street from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. This is a great opportunity for seniors to meet and have conversations with the team of physicians from BMSG and Lahey Hospital about aging, living well and their specific health issues.

Attendees will receive free health screenings, free blood pressure monitoring, attend free health information sessions, tour the new medical facility, and take home a few product samplings from BGA, Lahey and BMSG.

Persons interested in attending the events should register in advance at www.bermudamedical.com/registration or call BMSG at 541-2674.

Free Healthcare Information & Education Event

Bermuda Medical Specialties Group [BMSG] is hosting a day of free, healthcare-events on Saturday, April 6th at Hamilton Princess and at its Reid Street medical practice where members of the public can take advantage of free educational and healthcare-focused discussions.

The day will cover two events. The first will be held in the morning at the Hamilton Princess Hotel featuring info sessions by leading physicians and experts from Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and BMSG. The second event will be an afternoon session for Seniors at the Reid Street premises of Bermuda Medical Specialties Group.

Both events are free and open to the general public. Anyone above 16 years can attend to learn and discuss various health conditions currently impacting Bermuda.

The morning event, ‘Let’s Talk Health’ will be held at Hamilton Princess Hotel starting at 9:30am on Saturday, April 6th in the Princess Victoria Katherine Ballroom.

This event is for people with health concerns, caregivers, family & friends, and anyone interested in meeting and speaking with physicians and medical experts representing a wide-array of chronic health conditions such as, Dementia, Arthritis, Hormonal issues, Sleep disorders, COPD, Asthma, Heart disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, Menopause, Ageing Male issues, Diabetes, Movement Disorders, and other chronic health issues.

“This is our first year for hosting this event. There will be 10 doctors including the CEO of Lahey Hospital available to talk to with the general public for free. The doctors will discuss the latest advances in modern medicine and what is now available in Bermuda, and then there will be time for the public to speak to the doctors one-on-one,” says Dr. Arlene Basden, Medical Practice Director, Bermuda Medical Specialties Group.

“At BMSG, we are very concerned about what people understand about their own health,” said Dr. Basden. “Having access to good information and education is very important to living long, living well, and maintaining a general state of good health.”

“The forum will feature Lahey Hospital & Medical Center specialist physicians representing numerous areas, including Endocrinology, Cardiology, Pulmonology, Neurology, and Rheumatology. BMSG physicians will also be on hand to discuss complex medicine, care coordination, and advanced approaches to healthcare.

“AT BMSG, we encourage everyone to take charge of his or her health. This event is intended to inform and educate so that the general public will be able to better participate in their health decisions.” added Dr. Basden. “This event is significant. Not only are these doctors specialists, several are professors who teach and train other doctors. This is truly something that should not be missed.”

The second event, “Seniors Health Fair” will take place at the BMSG Outpatient Clinic on Reid Street from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. This is an opportunity for seniors to meet and have conversations with the team of physicians from BMSG and Lahey Hospital about aging, living well and their specific health issues.

Attendees will receive free health screenings, free blood pressure monitoring, attend free health information sessions, tour the new medical facility, and take home a few product samplings from BGA, Lahey and BMSG.

Persons interested in attending the events should register in advance at www.bermudamedical.com/registration or call BMSG at 541-2674.

Lahey Hospital and BMSG working together

Lahey Hospital will soon be providing specialist care at the Bermuda Medical Specialities Group clinic on Reid Street.

Officials at BMSG announced an agreement with the Massachusetts hospital today.

Lahey medical experts will see endocrinology, allergy and immunology, and neurology patients, among others.

“The goal at BMSG is to provide access to international level medical services here, on-island in Bermuda while aiming to reduce costs and improve outcomes,” Arlene Basden, BMSG medical director, said.

“We started first with Peter Schwartz (cosmetic plastic surgeon), body plethysmography (the gold standard for lung and breathing issues), and are about to launch our non-invasive vascular lab (identification of circulation disease which will lead to reduction in amputations).”

Dr Basden said Lahey is no stranger to Bermuda.

“Lahey has been a member of the Bermuda healthcare community for over two decades, providing high quality care to the people of Bermuda,” she said.

“Our new agreement with Lahey represents our commitment to ensuring that an even wider range of affordable, high quality care is readily available in Bermuda without patients having to incur the costs and stress of travelling overseas.”

Richard Nesto, interim CEO, chief medical officer Lahey Health, said: “Lahey Hospital and Medical Centre has chosen to partner with BMSG to help us provide high-quality speciality care on the Island. BMSG’s state of the art facilities provide the ideal setting for the people of Bermuda to receive care from our world-renowned physicians.”

BMSG currently provides a range of primary care, specialist, and subspecialist services including cardiology, neurology, rheumatology, pulmonology, endocrinology, asthma, allergy, cosmetic plastic surgery and nutrition. BMSG also provides diagnostic and testing services for each speciality.

For more information see www.bermudamedical.com or call 541-2674

Lahey To Provide Medical Services At BMSG

The Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is to provide medical services to patients of the Bermuda Medical Specialties Group, following an agreement between the two medical practices.

The agreement calls for Lahey Hospital & Medical Center physicians to visit Bermuda Medical Specialties Group regularly in support of specialist physician services at their facilities on Reid St, Hamilton.

“The goal at BMSG is to provide access to international-level medical services here, on-island in Bermuda while aiming to reduce costs and improve outcomes,” says Dr. Arlene Basden, Medical Director at BMSG.

“We started first with Dr Peter Schwartz [Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon], Body Plethysmography [the gold standard for lung and breathing issues], and are about to launch our non-invasive Vascular Lab [identification of circulation disease which will lead to reduction in amputations],” added Dr. Basden.

“Today, we are pleased to announce an agreement with Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. Lahey is no stranger to Bermuda,” says Dr. Basden.

“Lahey Hospital & Medical Center has been a member of the Bermuda healthcare community for over two decades, providing high quality care to the people of Bermuda. Our new agreement with Lahey represents our commitment to ensuring that an even wider range of affordable, high quality care is readily available in Bermuda without patients having to incur the costs and stress of traveling overseas,” says Dr. Basden.

The Lahey physicians will include:

Dr. Garcia Banigan [Endocrinology] with special interest in Diabetes, Bone Disease, Thyroid Disorders and Sexual Function
Dr. Michael Levy [Cardiology and Vascular Medicine]
Dr. John Saryan [Allergy & Immunology with a special interest in Asthma, Food Allergy and Pediatric Allergy]
Dr. Adam Smith [Pulmonology and Critical Care]
Dr. Daniel Fitelson, M.D. [Pulmonary & Critical Care]
Dr. Diana Apetauerova [Neurology with special interest in Movement Disorders, such as Parkinson’s Disease]
Dr. Ann Camac [Neurology with special interest in Headaches and Multiple Sclerosis]
Dr. Daniel Vardeh [General Neurology and Pain Management]
Dr. Michael Pincus [Rheumatology with special interest in Sarcoidosis, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis]
Dr. Richard Zangara [General Rheumatology]
“Lahey Hospital & Medical Center has chosen to partner with Bermuda Medical Specialties Group to help us provide high-quality specialty care on the island. BMSG’s state of the art facilities provide the ideal setting for the people of Bermuda to receive care from our world-renowned physicians, “Says, Dr. Richard Nesto, Interim CEO, Chief Medical Officer Lahey Health.

BMSG currently provides a range of primary care, specialist, and subspecialist services including cardiology, neurology, rheumatology, pulmonology, endocrinology, asthma, allergy, cosmetic plastic surgery and nutrition. BMSG also provides diagnostic and testing services for each specialty.

Bermuda Medical Specialties Group is accepting patient appointments, referrals and walk-ins at its office, located at 3 Reid Street, Hamilton, 3rd Floor, adjacent to the Phoenix Centre. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

New hospital to bring urgent care and jobs

A new hospital that will include an urgent care section and employ about 40 people is scheduled to open in the centre of Hamilton in June. It will be in addition to the outpatient services and no appointment walk-ins that are available at the moment from Bermuda Medical Specialties Group on Reid Street, next to […]

BMSG To Expand Medical Facilities

Bermuda Medical Specialties Group [BMSG] announces its plans to expand in the City of Hamilton, saying they will “launch hospital care and urgent care in summer 2019,” which “will be in addition to the outpatient services and no appointment, walk-ins currently being offered.”

“The changing landscape of healthcare and patients’ desire for access to sophisticated healthcare services on-island have led us to a establish new system of care for Bermuda”, said Dr. Arlene Basden, Medical Director at BMSG. “We have chosen to expand our services to include a hospital which will aid to provide the right care at the right time and in the right setting.”

The company explained, “In phase one, BMSG started with primary care [GP], specialist physicians, diagnostic testing, medical consults and investigations on the third floor.

“In phase two, BMSG Hospital will launch an Urgent Care on the first floor, staffing and future beds on the 2nd floor, sleep testing, dietary services, women’s health services, outpatient procedures and in collaboration with others, pharmacy, laboratory and imaging services.

“BMSG has developed an Advanced Model of Care with over 30 doctors available under one roof, and all with access to a single, electronic patient record. For doctors at BMSG, this means having access to better Information, better knowledge and being able to provide better results. ”

“As a patient, BMSG doctors will have access to all of your records: your GP/Family Doctor records, your Urgent Care records, your local and overseas specialist records, and your KEMH visit records. This will aid all BMSG doctors to be on the same page and to have a cohesive approach to your care,” said Dr. Basden.

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“With BMSG, we have an unprecedented opportunity to care for our patients and all residents of Bermuda in new and better ways,” said Marico Thomas CEO of BMSG. “We believe everyone should have access to high-quality, affordable care, whether they live on North Shore, South Shore or somewhere in-between,” he added.

“The goal at BMSG is to improve access to international-level medical services on-island, in Bermuda, while aiding to reduce costs and improve outcomes,” the company noted.

“The BMSG hospital will be 14,500 square feet – 8,500 in current use with another 5,000 square feet available for development in our next phase”, Mr. Thomas said. “At present, we are operating on the third floor with ten exam and treatment rooms. On the first floor, we will have six rooms for Walk-in & Urgent Care services.”

“BMSG wishes to collaborate with, not compete with the King Edward Memorial Hospital [KEMH]” said Mr. Thomas. “When KEMH beds are full and its Emergency Department is overwhelmed, the BMSG Hospital and Urgent Care will aid to reduce the pressure on KEMH.”

The company said, “One of the distinctions at BMSG will be its focus on time. On the First Floor, the Walk-in & Urgent Care facility will offer a no appointment, express service where we appreciate the need to get in and out quickly.

“On the Second and Third Floors, BMSG offers a comprehensive primary care GP and specialist physician service focused on longevity and quality of life. Through information, education, prevention, screening, investigations, management and recovery, patients can expect longer and thorough doctor visits that will typically range between 30 and 90 minutes depending on the condition. Additional services will include personalized medicine and corporate wellness services.

“To help with emergencies, the BMSG Urgent Care facilities will treat things like cold and flu, minor bruises and injuries, fevers, allergies, sprains, sore throats, infections, rashes, earaches, persistent coughs, nausea, minor cuts and burns.

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“By focusing on these type of ailments, BMSG expects their Urgent Care patients will usually wait no longer than 15 minutes on average, from entering the door to seeing a doctor.

“To help with full bed counts at KEMH, BMSG has a large range of outpatient services including cardiology, neurology, pulmonology, rheumatology, endocrinology, dermatology, cosmetic plastic surgery, asthma and allergy, sleep medicine, family and internal medicine.”

“There are different types of hospital models around the world. A micro-hospital or mini-hospital, as we have been called, can perform many of the same services as larger ones, and can bring benefit by reducing hospital stays, and lowering costs,” Mr. Thomas said.

“The BMSG Urgent Care will have a triage room to allow personnel to quickly assess the seriousness of each patient, and will aid to determine when a patient should transfer to the BHB Emergency Department,” said Dr. Basden.

“At BMSG, our sense of purpose is very clear and simple”, said Mr. Thomas. “Dr. Basden became a doctor because she wanted to make sure Bermuda’s healthcare system could take care of her mother when such time came. The goal of BMSG is to support Dr. Basden in her mission to provide the best care possible for all of our loved ones.”

“BMSG Hospital will bring additional jobs to the community, expecting to employ about 40 people. BMSG will also be accepting persons wishing to volunteer their time,” the company said.

“The BMSG Urgent Care facility is under construction and will open this June on Reid St Hamilton in the space previously occupied by PTech. BMSG is currently open and accepting new patients and referrals. Its doors are directly beside the big clock on the sidewalk next to the Phoenix Annex. For patient information or employment opportunities call 541-2764 or visit bermudamedical.com.”