Did you know that members of the Augusta Community Health Plan (the hospital’s health insurance) have a dedicated care manager? Kim Staton, RN, BSW, is available to support health plan members with obesity and metabolic syndrome.
What is Metabolic Syndrome?
Metabolic Syndrome (the effects of chronically high blood insulin) is suspected if someone has three or more abnormal readings in the following biomarkers or is prescribed medication for these symptoms:
- Blood Pressure (or taking medication)
- Waist Circumference
- Triglycerides (or taking medication)
- High Density Lipoproteins (or taking medication)
- Fasting Blood Sugar (or taking medication)
What Resources are Available?
Augusta Health’s health plan members have insurance coverage or can receive discounts for the following programs:
- RxEx Medical Fitness
- AMG’s Lifestyle and Weight Management Center
- Augusta Health Diabetes Education & Nutritional Services
- Counseling and Behavioral Health
- Diabetes Prevention Program
Click here for copy of the referral guide. If you have a patient who is a member of the hospital’s health insurance plan and would benefit from any of the above services, please make a referral to Kim Staton, ACP Care Manager:
From Athena: Send a Patient Case to Kim Staton, ACP Care Manager, stating that you would like to refer the patient for Metabolic Case Management. If you have a particular program in mind, please mention it in the patient case. Kim will send a letter to the patient on your behalf and follow up from there.
Non-Athena Providers: Fax a note to Kim Staton at 540-245-7575, referring the patient for Metabolic Case Management. If you have a particular program in mind, please state that in the fax. Kim will send a letter to the patient and follow up from there.