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Supporting Hispanic patients through virtual specialists

Published on September 15, 2023  |  By: RubiconMD

Hispanic Heritage Month serves as a reminder and tribute to the diverse and influential contributions of Hispanic communities in the US, while also highlighting the ongoing journey of these communities towards equality, representation, and inclusion. RubiconMD aims to reduce disparities affecting Hispanic communities by helping primary care teams to deliver more accessible, equitable, high-quality care.

Despite living an average of 1.3 years longer than non-Hispanic white people, Hispanic/Latino Americans are in poorer health and are more likely to have type 2 diabetes (17%) than non-Hispanic White people (8%). Additionally, both Hispanic men and women have a chronic liver disease rate that is twice that of the non-Hispanic White population. These outcomes are shaped by several factors, such as coexisting chronic conditions, socioeconomic disparities, cultural barriers, and lack of access to preventative care. 

RubiconMD eConsults provide primary care teams access to the leading virtual Specialist Network to help clinicians provide their patients with knowledgeable specialists who understand their unique care needs. Informed by culturally appropriate insights from the leading virtual specialist network, PCPs can develop holistic care plans that improve patient outcomes. 

When patients receive essential information about their health, from their trusted PCP in their community, in a culturally appropriate manner, this can lead to healthier outcomes. The following case examples illustrate how PCPs leverage the expertise of specialists within the RubiconMD network to guide the care of Hispanic patients. 

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