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Dr. Jerome J Hotchkiss Jr has the following 1 specialty
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
Dr. Jerome J Hotchkiss Jr has the following 6 expertise
- Family Planning
- Weight Loss
Dr. Jerome J Hotchkiss Jr is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Great Dr. Wouldn't go to anyone elde
I have seen Dr. Hotchkiss for years. When I started having issues with my children's pediatricians I just decided to move them to him. He is wonderful. The only thing about the neg. response from a pervious poster is this....it is policy that they want you to stick to your primary physician as to not make mistakes on RXs or diagnosis. I love the fact that you are not passed around. Some patients will try to get from one Dr. what they can not get from another. Some have abused the system. I know that if there was a serious issue he would have recommended what he could. However with the fear of lawsuits, it makes it hard for a Dr. to doctor over the phone. I know it is frustrating when you can not see the Dr. that you want, but if they are not your primary Dr. you should not bash them for one incident. He is a great Dr. He listens and is genuinely concerned about you.
Dr. Hotchkiss is my primary care physician and is the only doctor I have ever had that I can say I truly like. He listens to my concerns and symptoms and tries to find answers, even though right now they seem difficult to find. I know that many times finding a diagnosis can be difficult, but this doctor always listens and is sympathetic to my concerns and pain. He has always been respectful of me. He carefully explains the options for testing or treatments and lets me have an active role in making informed decisions about my health care. I do understand the concern of one of the previous posters--when I have had to speak with other doctors about my condition when Dr. Hotchkiss is not available, they push me back to him and do not help me: perhaps this is a peculiarity of this entire practice?? However, Dr. Hotchkiss had been the best doctor for me.
I was experiencing severe pain associated with fibromyalgia. My primary doctor was on vacation so I was forced to make an appointment with Dr Hotchkiss as he was the doctor on call. He left me a message stating he would see me for any new problems but I'd need to wait till next week when my doctor returns if it was concerning my ongoing pain with fibromialgia. I spent my Easter weekend in horrible pain and am still trying to understand this.
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2015)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office
23 Years Experience
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1995
Group Health Cooperative
Dr. Jerome J Hotchkiss Jr accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
- Anthem KeyCare PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Southern Health PPO
- Coventry Virginia - HMO
- First Health PPO
- Optima Health OptimaFit Direct HMO
- Optima Vantage HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
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