AbsoluteCARE Participates in Walk for Primary Immunodeficiency Disease

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Avesis Managed Healthcare consultant for strategic partnerships Alan S. Cohn is the chief executive officer of AbsoluteCARE. On October 28, 2017, Alan S. Cohn’s AbsoluteCARE took part in a two-hour walk at Brook Run Park in Dunwoody, Georgia, to raise funds for the Immunodeficiency Disease Foundation (IDF), an organization that exists to better the lives of close to 250,000 Americans diagnosed with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI).

PI is a group of over 300 rare and chronic diseases that affect the immune system. These diseases render the immune system incapable of functioning properly, either completely or in part. Patients with these diseases are very susceptible to infection in various parts of the body such as the throat, lungs, brain, and spinal cord. The diseases are not contagious and are mostly caused by genetic defects.

One of the biggest challenges facing patients with PI is access to information. IDF was founded by the families of children with PI together with their personal physicians. The group provides a range of resources to improve the lives of people living with PI.


AbsoluteCARE Delivers “Health Home” Services to Baltimore Patients

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Alan S. Cohn previously served chief executive officer of Avesis, a managed health care company offering a comprehensive selection of vision, hearing, and dental plans. Currently, Alan S. Cohn oversees all operations at AbsoluteCARE, which offers patient-centered chronic care in Atlanta and Baltimore.

Located at 1040 Park Avenue in downtown Baltimore, AbsoluteCARE utilizes a “Health Home” model to deliver medical care to patients with chronic illnesses. AbsoluteCARE provides all services in one location, making it as easy as possible for patients to receive the services they need.

AbsoluteCARE plays host to a CLIA-waived laboratory, where patients can receive diagnoses in a timely manner and pick up prescriptions before they leave. Patients can also receive radiology and infusion services on-site as well as mental health services such as support groups and one-on-one counseling. For patients with mobility issues, AbsoluteCARE provides transportation services and delivers medications to patients within a 30-mile radius of the office. Patients can also participate in nutrition education sessions and group programs such as diabetes education and walking groups.

About the Services of AbsoluteCARE

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A graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law, Alan S. Cohn has served as the chief executive officer of Avesis Incorporated since 1992. During his tenure, Alan S. Cohn has achieved revenue increases more than 30 times as well as the successful incubation of the AbsoluteCARE medical center and pharmacy model.

Dedicated to patient‐centered medical care, AbsoluteCARE has locations in Baltimore, Maryland, and Atlanta, Georgia, with each offering cutting‐edge technology and an experienced staff. Both locations have primary care and chronic condition management services for adults and children 16 years of age and older, and the Atlanta‐based location also deals with the full spectrum of infectious diseases from commonplace to rare. With other services ranging from radiology and infusion to mental health, both AbsoluteCARE locations have education resources such as registered dietitians and group programs.

To help patients manage their health, AbsoluteCARE’s dietitians perform general assessments and assist with chronic conditions like diabetes and high cholesterol. The group programs address different health areas, depending on each patient’s needs and health goals. For instance, the meditation corner guides participants through relaxing mediations, and grocery store tours educate participants on the basics of reading product labels and managing money.

A Look at AbsoluteCARE, Inc., by Alan S. Cohn

AbsoluteCARE Medical Center and Pharmacy of Atlanta, Georgia, has earned recognition as a patient-centered health-care facility. Located two blocks from Piedmont Hospital, AbsoluteCARE operates under four tenets: compassion, confidentiality, comprehensive care, and cultural effectiveness. Possessing a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified laboratory, AbsoluteCARE treats infectious diseases along with functioning as a primary-care facility that offers medical, pharmaceutical, radiological, and nutritional services to its clients.

Featuring a staff bilingual in English and Spanish, this medical clinic has acquired numerous honors over the past decade. The recipient of a Certificate of Recognition from the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness, it garnered similar accolades from Absolute Wellness Group; Jerusalem House, Inc.; and the Georgia Department of Human Resources’ Division of Public Health. Moreover, AbsoluteCARE won the Peter M. Fox Excellence in HIV Credentialing Award in 2012.

About the Author:

Since 1992, Alan S. Cohn has acted as Chief Executive Officer of Avesis Incorporated, a national vision, dental, and hearing managed care company providing services to 6 million members. Earlier in his career, Cohn played an important role in expanding AbsoluteCARE.