George M. Rapier III, MD, founded WellMed in 1990 as a single clinic in the Medical Center area of San Antonio, Texas. His idea was simple: deliver proactive, preventive care and build strong relationships with his senior patients. He believed that if he could keep his patients healthy instead of responding to symptoms after they become ill, then he could positively affect their quality of life and prevent complications and lengthy hospital stays.
Today, WellMed is a network of doctors, specialists and other medical professionals that specialize in providing care for 350,000+ older adults with over 16,000 doctors’ offices in Texas and Florida.
In 2011, a federally funded, independent, peer-reviewed case study by the Robert Graham Center examined health outcomes for tens of thousands of WellMed patients in the San Antonio area. The study found WellMed patients, on average, are older and live longer than the 65+ population in Texas†.
In 2011, WellMed partnered with OptumCare™, one of the nation’s largest health and wellness companies, to provide care to even more older adults. WellMed is now part of OptumCare™ as they work hard to provide specialized care to keep patients empowered and engaged in their own health.
We accept traditional Medicare and a number of Medicare Advantage health insurance plans to help provide affordable health care options.
† Case Study of a Primary Care-Based Accountable Care System Approach to Medical Home Transformation. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management 34.1 (2011): 67-77. Print.
Our goal is to provide better preventive health care to older adults through a proven, measurable and results-driven healthcare delivery system.
To help the sick become well and to help patients understand and control their health in a lifelong effort at wellness.
To change the face of health care delivery for older adults by providing quality, proactive patient care with a focus on prevention.
*Recognized by Inc. Magazine as among the fastest-growing private enterprises 2009-2011; awarded the DMA: The Care Continuum Award for Disease Management program in 2008; recognized in Milliman Care Guidelines for protocols for knee replacement surgery rehab in 2009.
Your Health is Important to Us
Interested in learning more about WellMed? We are happy to help. Please contact our Patient Advocate team today.
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Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm CST.