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ChenMed Adds Another Established Community Practice to Serve More Seniors in New Orleans

ChenMed, a leading provider of primary care to Medicare-eligible seniors, has again expanded its operations in New Orleans with the acquisition of James Kerl, M.D.'s internal medicine practice. The acquisition will add hundreds of patients to ChenMed's JenCare Senior Medical Center location in Kenner, La.

Dr. James Kerl
Dr. James Kerl, right, pictured with members of the care team at JenCare Senior Medical Center in New Orleans.

With more than 85 medical centers in 12 states, ChenMed offers a full range of primary care services to seniors, from preventive care to diagnostic services and management of chronic diseases. The medical centers, located in underserved communities, are led by caring, expert doctors who coordinate all aspects of their patients' care.

"As we continue to provide seniors with access to our affordable, VIP-care, partnering with physicians who are established and highly respected in the community is key," said Vijay Jaligam, M.D., chief medical officer for the JenCare New Orleans market. "Aligning with quality physicians like Dr. Kerl brings us closer to our goal of serving more seniors."

ChenMed operates five JenCare Senior Medical Centers in the greater New Orleans area, with locations in the Gentilly, KennerMetairie, Mid-City and West Bank neighborhoods. It will add two new centers to its operations later this year in Westwego and New Orleans East.  JenCare has been a pillar in the New Orleans senior health care community for eight years

"I'm very impressed with JenCare's facility in Kenner, where it became apparent how much my patients would benefit from having access to the unique VIP care and services provided there," said Dr. Kerl. "I look forward to serving my patients our new location and making available to them all of the health resources JenCare offers."

About ChenMed

ChenMed, headquartered in Miami, is a privately owned medical, management and technology company that brings concierge-style medicine — and better health outcomes — to the neediest populations. Physician-led, ChenMed is a provider of choice for some 20 Medicare Advantage health insurance plans. Operating more than 85 primary care medical practices for diverse populations of seniors, ChenMed results include up to 75 percent drops in emergency room visits and 30 to 50 percent reductions of inpatient hospital admissions. In addition, this high-touch primary care is shown to reduce coronavirus deaths by 40 percent, according to a study published in American Journal of Preventive Cardiology. A Fortune 2020 "Change the World" company, ChenMed brands include Chen Senior Medical CenterDedicated Senior Medical Center, and JenCare Senior Medical Center.