Wednesday, August 10, 2016

GBMC at Hunt Manor: Community and Convenience

Convenience is key at GBMC at Hunt Manor. Patients who live in Phoenix and the surrounding sprawling neighborhoods don’t have to venture down the JFX for accessible care they can count on. Open seven days a week with walk-in appointments and extended hours on weekdays, Hunt Manor ensures patients receive immediate care when issues arise. According to Practice Manager Suzanne Auer, early morning appointments are especially appreciated. “It means a lot when people can fit in a doctor’s visit and then go about their day without disruption,” she says.

Hunt Manor clinicians strive to provide the care they would want for their loved ones, but for Tu Cao, DO, many patients have begun to actually feel like family. “I build relationships, get involved and have established care with patients’ children, parents or grandparents,” she says. “I love feeling included as part of the family and neighborhood.”

The established community presence is important to Registered Nurse Practitioner Kim West, too. “We live and work in this neighborhood. People love having this level of excellence right in their backyard,” she says. “It’s a pleasure and privilege to make our own community, from newborns to geriatrics, healthier.”

The Hunt Manor team includes six physicians, Tu Cao, DO; Lisa Carey, DO; Joseph Connelly, MD; Luisa Massari, MD; Robin Motter-Mast, DO; and Francis Sanzaro, MD, along with a certified nurse practitioner, Kim West, CRNP, and a physician’s assistant, Deanna Shapiro, PA-C. They coordinate and collaborate with the entire GBMC HealthCare System, functioning as a comprehensive patient-centered medical home, with specialists and tests readily available. A gynecologist and gastroenterologist visit the office each month so patients don’t need to travel as much. “Our resources are really top-notch,” Ms. West says. “Our patient care coordinator makes things happen quickly: transferring notes, scheduling appointments, following up and delivering lab results. We all hold each other accountable for getting patients to their goals.”

Education is another one of those goals. In addition to providing care swiftly and conveniently, the Hunt Manor practice is focused on keeping patients out of the hospital by providing as much preventive medicine as possible. “Educating patients helps them take health into their own hands,” Ms. Auer says. For example, patients with diabetes can attend in-house classes led by certified educators from GBMC’s Geckle Diabetes and Nutrition Center. “They learn how to manage their blood sugar, eat healthily, exercise and take their medicine so they don’t end up in the hospital,” she says.

Family Medicine physician Joseph Connelly, MD, prides himself on the fact that the practice has established itself as a community resource where people know problems will be treated with personalized attention to detail and a level of diligence they may not find elsewhere. “I always want to be the type of doctor who spends enough time,” Dr. Connelly says. “I like to evaluate each day at the finish and know that I was complete and thorough. It keeps the joy in the practice.”

GBMC at Hunt Manor is currently accepting new patients! For more information about this and other GBMC primary care physician practices, visit or call 443-849-GBMC (4262).

1 comment:

  1. Dr. Connelly is the best. I used to travel all the way from Middle River, Baltimore County to be seen by him when he moved away.