First Line of Defense – A Family Practice Patient Story
TriState Health is committed to providing the best in healthcare and is dedicated to making patient health our ﬁrst priority. What sets us apart and makes us unique are the great people we have here, our staff, our Providers, our TriState Family.
Studies show that the average primary care visit is about 17 minutes in length, with the majority of people hoping to get the most out of each visit. With that in mind, ﬁnding a primary care provider who is the right ﬁt can increase the quality of your visit exponentially. TriState has a combined 17 providers in three family practice clinics, each offering one-of-a-kind, unparalleled care, while building lasting relationships along the way.
Dana Chandler came to the area after living in Japan, and requested Tyler Anderson, PA-C, of Clarkston Family Practice & Internal Medicine, also her mother’s physician, to be her primary care provider. Dana had been exposed to radiation contamination while residing near the epicenter of an earthquake and tsunami that occurred during her time living abroad. At her ﬁrst appointment, Tyler suggested a full work up, considering her health history. A bone scan revealed that Dana had developed osteoporosis. As a woman in her 50s, she didn’t want shots or other extreme treatment measures to rebuild her bone, if she could help it. Tyler did his research and came up with a treatment plan that involved over-the-counter vitamins and minerals, exercise, and alternatives to medication.
“Tyler Anderson listens to my concerns and addresses them. This is such a rare commodity now in a provider,” says Dana. “Because of my medical history, it is important that my doctor knows my ﬁle, including previous conditions and treatments that have been attempted,” she continues. “Tyler is always prepared when I come into his office, he has reviewed my ﬁle, has a plan for next steps, and I get very personalized care in a compassionate manner.”
Tyler says, “I believe people want to be heard. As a provider, I am there to share information and options to educate my patients, but ultimately it is up to the individual to decide which course of action to follow. I want to see my patients succeed and provide them with what they need to get the results they are after.”
Two years after starting this journey with osteoporosis and following Tyler’s recommendations, Dana’s most recent bone scan revealed that she had, in fact, generated bone growth. His plan had worked!
“I appreciated that he took the time to really listen to me and what I wanted, and he did extensive research to make sure that he was recommending a treatment plan that was proven to be effective,” Dana continues. “He truly cares and is my ﬁrst line of defense concerning my health. I always tell others how much I love TriState and Tyler Anderson.”
TriState Health is proud to offer outstanding, patient-centered care in our family practice clinics. When you choose a TriState primary care provider, you gain a partner whose entire team looks out for you and your family’s well-being. Your provider will listen to your concerns and get to know you, your health history, and your goals. We hope you will choose us, and we look forward to delivering high-quality care to you and your family.
Becoming a new patient is easier than ever. TriState Health now has an online new patient form. Visit TSH.org/Family-Practice to become a patient today!