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"Dr. Gregory Skochko, DO, MS is a board certified family physician with over 12 years of primary care experience including the past several years serving the northwest Philadelphia region. He has provided health care in a wide assortment of outpatient and inpatient settings during his career. Dr. Skochko commissioned into the Air Force in 2002 and earned his osteopathic medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Biology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Biochemistry from the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to deciding to pursue a medical career in primary care, he performed antiviral research in the biotech industry. He also will complete his Masters of Public Health Degree from George Washington University this year. As an active duty Air Force staff family physician for nearly a decade, he achieved clinical and organizational success serving as the primary care doctor for service members, retirees, civilian government employees, and all their dependent family members. During seven years serving overseas, he deployed three times in Pacific-Asia providing humanitarian medical assistance to underprivileged populations and supporting joint personnel recovery missions. Dr. Skochko specifically enjoys patient- and family-centered care including an emphasis on prevention, education and empowerment of his patients. Admired and appreciated by his patients, Dr. Skochko complements his clinical acumen with genuine care, a down-to-earth and easygoing demeanor, a supportive and non-judgmental approach, and excellent bedside manners. Dr. Skochko was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs and lives in the local neighborhood. With his professional partners and staff, he is highly committed and invested in the future success of the surrounding community. As a culmination of the past 12 years as a family physician in a wide variety of settings, Dr. Gregory Skochko is harnessing his experience, altruism and innovative spirit to finally offer the change he wishes for the inefficient, overpriced and rushed assembly line of our existing health care system. Enter the solution: Salveo Wellness Center!"
"Translated from Latin, salveo is defined as “to be well” and “in good health,” while salve is a verb or noun that means “to soothe” or “to promote healing or protection”, as well as historically used a friendly greeting. The wellness center hopes to provide salvation from the challenges and barriers of the modern health care system in an innovative, accessible and collaborative model. Salveo Wellness Center offers Direct Primary Care, a new model of healthcare to the Philadelphia area that restores the patient as the center of the healthcare system. Direct Primary Care emphasizes maximizing primary care access, efficiency, affordability, and prevention using a transparent, flat monthly recurring fee without copays or deductibles, and after hours and weekend access including efficient use of technology (email, text, video and telemedicine). The current system of medical care in the United States is highly inefficient, fragmented and challenged. Salveo Wellness Center seeks to bring together multiple essential disciplines that can work together synergistically to promote optimal patient health, maximize prevention and coordinated care, and provide essential primary services in one location. Four essential pillars support our holistic model: Direct Primary Care, Physical Therapy, Nutrition, and Exercise/Conditioning. Our goal is to create a highly personalized, well-rounded experience for each patient in order to optimize health and exceed expectations within the current health care system construct. Salveo Wellness Center will offer general and preventative health care and related services for all ages in East Falls and the surrounding communities. Salveo Wellness Center promotes the core philosophy that optimal health, wellness and performance can be attained through the proper balance of patient-centered care, exercise, nutrition, and education. Our staff will focus on each individual and situation holistically rather than from traditional silos. Each patient will be offered education in rehabilitation, nutrition and exercise as it relates to each particular case. Our goal is to educate our patients and maximize prevention as well as treat their injuries and illnesses through our variety of services, group classes, and teaching sessions. Subjects for group events could include nutrition, common injuries, diabetes, hypertension, among many others."