New Carepods clinics in Arlington Heights and Oak Brook improve health care access for older adults

Community Physicians, a Chicago-based physician group specializing in health care for older adults, announced today the launch of a multi-location, primary care practice called Carepods which is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of older adults. The primary care clinics are located in Arlington Heights and Oak Brook. They are the first of their kind to exclusively serve older adults with a proprietary, extended care service model.

The Carepods operating model is delivered using a physician spoke model, or a “Pod” where physicians lead assigned care teams who support patients during and in-between visits to promote better health outcomes. This increases the amount of time a physician can spend engaging with their patient, improving the experience and quality of care they receive.

“In a typical primary care setting, physicians may see each patient for a few minutes only and then due to the high number of appointments that day, struggle to follow up,” said Dr. Fatima Hyder, medical director of Carepods. “With our approach, patients are surrounded by an extended care team who triages requests, answers questions and ensures quality time spent with their physician during appointments.”

The Carepods primary care teams also help patients access in-house specialist appointments, follow up on physician orders, set appointments and ensure the older adult has a resource to help them better navigate and access care. The teams develop long-standing relationships with their patients and families, often following their progress and stepping in to assist as care transitions occur.

Hyder says the opportunity to elevate health care for older adults in Arlington Heights and Oak Brook is substantial.

“We’ve cared for thousands of older adults over the last decade and know they need more support than the traditional primary care model can provide,” said Hyder. “Carepods provides a critical access point for older adults living near or around Arlington Heights and Oak Brook, two communities where older adults are facing long wait times and significant access problems.”

Carepods Arlington Heights and Carepods Oak Brook are the first of multiple clinics with future locations planned throughout Illinois and neighboring states. Both clinics are now accepting new patients.

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About Carepods

Health care is complicated and filled with solutions not built for older adults. At Carepods, we’re changing that. Our primary care clinics in Chicago exclusively serve Medicare-eligible adults with a proprietary approach to primary care that puts the physician-patient relationship first.

For over a decade, our physicians have been trusted with the care of thousands of older adults throughout the Midwest. From active management of chronic conditions to specialty care for those living with complex medical diagnoses, our extended care teams partner with patients to deliver industry-best outcomes. Carepods is now accepting new patients with traditional Medicare or a Medicare advantage plan. To learn more about Carepods or to find a location near you, visit

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