PRANA Support and Resources
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) offers various resources for South Asian patients, including:
- Doctors experienced in treating people of South Asian origin
- PAMF's My Health Online, a cutting-edge e-health service that allows patients to view key components of their PAMF electronic medical record online and track their test results for blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol, as well as receive e-mail messages from their physicians
- Nutritionists who have extensive experience dealing with common risk factors in South Asians, such as high cholesterol, diabetes and metabolic syndrome
- Health education classes on a variety of topics including high cholesterol, high blood pressure, pre-diabetes and diabetes
- Community lectures - PAMF offers a variety of free community lectures at several Bay Area health centers.
PAMF and El Camino Hospital's Partnership
The Palo Alto Medical Foundation's South Asian PRANA (PRevention & AwareNess) program and El Camino Hospital's South Asian Heart Center have established a partnership combining their strengths and expertise to benefit patients and the local community across a continuum of health care services. Together, the organizations will work to help prevent and dramatically reduce the high incidences of heart disease and diabetes seen in South Asians living in the Bay Area. The two health care leaders recently integrated electronic health records (EHRs), which will enable a seamless coordination of care and improve the patient and physician experience.
Learn more at goodkarma.org.