NWHSU Opens Sweere Clinic, A State-of-the-Art Destination for Patients with Complex Conditions
In an effort to advance patient-centered care, Northwestern Health Sciences University (NWHSU) has opened a new clinic on campus—the Sweere Clinic.
Opened with support from the Sweere Family Foundation, this brand new facility pairs state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment with the clinical expertise of a specialized team of providers to focus on caring for individuals with complex conditions and presentations.
“Dr. Joe Sweere’s vision was to help us build an integrative clinic that specializes in complex neuromusculoskeletal complaints,” says Mike Tennison, Vice President of Network Development and Clinic Administration. “In the long term, his vision for this clinic was that it could be an outlet for research for chiropractic and other professions, measuring the effectiveness of this integrated model and test how these services perform compared to other practice models.”
A Care Team Dedicated to Patient Success
When the Sweere Clinic opened its doors in July three skilled providers began to offer services with specialties in functional neurology, chiropractic with NUCCA emphasis and Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
“Each chiropractor brings a unique, specialized perspective to the team, including both NUCCA and Gonstead, which offer very targeted, specific adjustments” says Greg DeNunzio, D.C., Chief of Staff at the Sweere Clinic. “Ultimately the goal is to determine the best course of treatment for the patient based on all of the treatment methods that we offer.”
State-of-the-Art Diagnostics, Targeted Treatments
One of the hallmarks of the Sweere Clinic is the use of high-definition imaging for patients that need it and 3D-gait analysis technology which are considered some of the most precise diagnostic tools available on the market today.
“This technology allows us to see the structural issues in three dimensions. The level of detail is incredibly helpful when determining the root cause of the patient’s complaint” Dr. DeNunzio says. “We take our time, do a thorough intake and physical examination and incorporate this technology as needed, which allows our team to develop a treatment plan that addresses the patient’s individual issues.”
The clinic is furnished with new X-ray equipment thanks to the support of Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI) and Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) thanks to the support of the Sweere Family Foundation.
Improving the Effectiveness of Patient-Centered Care
NWHSU has long been a leader in patient centered care.
“The goal is to have the patient in the center of the equation and for practitioners to put their egos aside and work together to take care of that patient,” says Dr. DeNunzio. “In Dr. Sweere’s words, to reduce ‘human suffering,’ especially with these complex cases.”
“Bringing in practitioners from the community with unique specialties and care perspectives furthers Dr. Sweere’s vision of an integrated treatment model that tests the boundaries of patient-centered care, offers opportunities for research, and deepens the NWHSU community’s understanding of best practices in the clinical setting,” says Tennison.
If you are interested in learning more, please visit our website https://www.nwhealth.edu/clinics/sweere-clinic/ or contact us at (952)856-8620 to make an appointment. We look forward to working with you!