B.Grimm launches ‘PrimoCare Medical’
published : 7 May 2021 at 17:37
Joins forces with partners to help evolve the Thai health landscape sustainably, including creating a convenient clinic with easily-accessible services.
B.Grimm is ready to drive change within the healthcare industry with the opening of PrimoCare Medical’s flagship clinic, launched in February 2021, at the White House, located together with B.Grimm’s headquarters on Krungthep Kreetha Road.
“PrimoCare’s services include primary care for general illnesses, along with screenings for chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and allergies,” explains Dr. Harald Link, Chairman of B.Grimm.
The clinic also offers mental health consultations with psychologists, rehabilitative therapies with physiotherapists, nutritional therapy, lifestyle advice for individuals, and annual medical check-ups.
PrimoCare’s point of difference is that it puts patients at the centre of services, thinking of their needs first and foremost. Through this, PrimoCare provides check-ups and care for minor ailments, lessening the need for patients to visit large hospitals which are more suited to treating complex illnesses.
PrimoCare can be described as ‘a clinic close to home’ – easily accessible, convenient, quick, attentive and approachable. In the event that a patient has a severe condition or needs to be seen by a specialist, PrimoCare can expedite the patient to the nearest hospital, or the patient’s hospital of choice, accompanied by patient information shared with the latest technology, thereby ensuring the best quality care.
“B.Grimm invested in this business because we believe that good health begins with knowing how to nurture total wellbeing,” Dr. Link continues. “We are focused on continual care in the prevention of illness and in treating chronic diseases such as diabetes. We would like to transform the current healthcare approach in Thailand by helping people build on their knowledge of preventing illness, so that Thais can live longer and healthier lives.”
“The creation of PrimoCare as a clinic ‘close to home’ can be likened to having your own personal doctor who you can consult on a multitude of health topics for the whole family. That means someone who can take care of you continuously and see to all the various aspects of your health. And all at a reasonable price-point that makes consulting a doctor more affordable, and therefore, accessible.”
B.Grimm's foray into the healthcare industry is nothing new. B.Grimm’s solid foundation began 143 years ago with the opening of a European pharmacy called Siam Dispensary during the reign of King Rama V. Siam Dispensary was subsequently appointed by the king as the court’s Royal Dispensary.
PrimoCare Medical also reflects B.Grimm’s core values of Pioneering Spirit, Positivity, Partnership, and Professionalism, with its aim to help improve Thai society and the lives of Thai people in all ways.
Encompassing the key values of Partnership and Professionalism, doctors have been selected for their expertise and the quality of their service. B.Grimm has also joined forces with various hospitals to bring its concept of partnership for the betterment of society to more people.
PrimoCare Medical clinic plans to open another three-to-five branches in Bangkok this year.
“The long-term vision is to increase accessibility to PrimoCare Medical’s services by expanding into community-centric areas such as housing developments, apartments, offices and shopping centres throughout Bangkok and other provinces,” says Mr. Nicholas Chabanier, President of B.Grimm Healthcare. “We are also open to partnerships with other medical providers, and partners in other fields.”
PrimoCare Medical Clinic is currently open for business at the White House, situated at B.Grimm headquarters on Krungthep Kreetha Road. The clinic provides consultations for any health-related ailments along with medical examinations for general diseases and screenings for risk markers of chronic diseases such as cancer. The services are provided by a team of doctors and nurses from Monday to Friday, 8am - 6pm.
Mental health therapy with psychologists is available every Tuesday and Thursday from 8am to 12pm. Physical therapy is available every Wednesday and Friday from 8am to 6pm. The clinic also offers nutrition therapy, along with various other consultation models to improve other aspects of health, including individualised consultations, vaccination services and annual medical check-ups.