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The Polyclinic Supports the Puget Sound Health Alliance on its Recommendations to Close Clinics to Drug Reps
SEATTLE – In January 2003, The Polyclinic enacted a policy that banned pharmaceutical representatives from entering the clinic. The Polyclinic believes visits from sales reps are disruptive to patient care, and ultimately undermine the organization’s commitment to providing the highest quality of care at a reasonable cost.
On Thursday, May 25th, the Seattle Times ran an article announcing that Regence BlueShield dropped nearly 500 doctors from the Regence Select Network. Polyclinic physicians are still covered within this network. Patients should ultimately check with Regence for all benefits information, however, it is our understanding that all of our physicians are covered under this plan.
On April 15th, Dr. James Papathanasiou joined The Polyclinic as a hospitalist. Dr. Papathanasiou will be The Polyclinic’s fourth hospitalist and will allow the team to provide 24/7 coverage at Swedish Hospital.
On Saturday, June 21, over 120 members of Team Polyclinic joined 14,500 others at the 15th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Qwest Field. Custom Team Polyclinic t-shirts were sported by everyone on the team, their colorful design making team members hard to miss.