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Meet Your Friendly GBMC at Owings Mills Primary Care Practice

July 21, 2015
In primary care, offering preventive medicine and helping patients treat their chronic conditions is paramount. Patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) help primary care providers do just that using a model of care that emphasizes coordination and effective patient-practitioner communication. PCMHs keep their focus on providing better healthcare at a lower cost to patients by delivering evidence-based care, promoting preventive medicine, managing chronic illnesses and engaging in proactive monitoring of patient health.

GBMC HealthCare boasts nine PCMHs serving the Greater Baltimore community, one of which is GBMC at Owings Mills. This practice’s care team is made up of four physicians, a physician’s assistant, a certified adult nurse practitioner and several other support staff members, all of whom are passionate about promoting and advocating for patients’ health and wellness.

Maria V. Borodatcheva, MD, specializes in internal medicine for adults 18 years or older and enjoys aiding patients from all walks of life with a full spectrum of health conditions. Elena Ghiaur, MD, is also an internal medicine specialist, who believes the best way to promote preventive medicine is to get patients involved with monitoring and managing their own health. Kevin Ferentz, MD, lead physician for GBMC at Owings Mills, practices family medicine, meaning that he delivers care to both pediatric patients and adults. He believes that family physicians “cure rarely, treat often and comfort always.” Family medicine physician Kevin Carter, MD, the newest addition to the practice, has a passion for treating each patient with care and compassion. Drs. Ferentz and Carter are board-certified in family medicine and Drs. Ghiaur and Borodatcheva are board-certified in internal medicine. Also practicing at GBMC at Owings Mills are Elena Volkov, PA-C, an internal medicine physician’s assistant, and Marilyn Andrews, MS-CRNP, a certified adult nurse practitioner. GBMC at Owings Mills is easily accessible from Painters Mill Road and Red Run Boulevard. With convenient extended hours on Monday through Friday as well as Saturday and Sunday morning hours available for sick visits, GBMC at Owings Mills offers phlebotomy, obstetrics/ gynecology, gynecologic well women’s services, gastroenterology and neurological services. Medical services can be offered in a variety of languages including English, Russian, Romanian and Polish.

Patients of all GBMC HealthCare PCMH offices, including the GBMC at Owings Mills practice, are able to securely access their electronic health records using the Web-based tool, myGBMC. Through myGBMC, patients have round-the-clock access to their medication lists, test results as well as past and current billing statements. Patients are also able to request prescription refills and specialist referrals, send messages to their primary care physicians for answers to questions and more. With myGBMC, patients can better participate in their own healthcare monitoring and planning.

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