Dr. Sarah Schenck is the medical director of Virtualist Medicine for ChristianaCare’s Center for Virtual Health. A primary care physician with a track record of driving successful clinical care transformation, Dr. Schenck is an expert in delivering whole- person, patient- centered care within a team-based setting. Under Dr. Schenck’s leadership, ChristianaCare was the first health system in Delaware to earn certification as a multi-site Patient Centered Medical Home from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Dr. Schenck also has played a significant role during the COVID-19 pandemic, and currently serves as medical director for health system’s virtual COVID-19 practice, monoclonal antibodies COVID-19 treatment program, and virtual COVID-19 recovery clinic.
Areas of Expertise (10)
Ambulatory Covid Care
Clinical Care Transformation
Virtual Health Care
Primary Care Delivery Reform
Thomas Jefferson University: M.D., Sidney Kimmel Medical College 2000
University of Virginia: Bachelor's Degree, Echol's Scholar 1995
Media Appearances (3)
The Future of Health Care is Here
Delaware Business Magazine print
ChristianaCare’s Center for Virtual Health BY SARAH SCHENCK, M.D., FACP CHRISTIANACARE IS COMMITTED to serving our community, and that includes finding ways to remove the barriers that keep people from taking an active role in their own health. Through our Center for Virtual Health, we are making it possible for our neighbors to get their medical care when and where it is most convenient for them—whether at home using a computer or mobile device, in a Community Access Point such as a local library, or even in their neighborhood, like the Kingswood Community Center in Wilmington. THE POWER OF A TEAM
Telehealth with Dr. Sarah Schenck, Clinical Director of Practice Transformation for Primary Care and Community Medicine at ChristianaCare
WJBR Focus on the Delaware Valley radio
Dr. Sarah Schenck, Internist and Clinical Director of Practice Transformation for Primary Care and Community Medicine at ChristianaCare, spoke on the future of telehealth for primary care, jumpstarted by COVID 19 restrictions. She discussed the system’s gradual adoption of telehealth prior to the pandemic, today all primary care providers have been trained to provide services for patient needs from general health care, medication renewals, mental health, and urgent care conditions, such as sinusitis, back pain, urinary tract infections and common rashes. She discussed the advantages of telehealth for treating chronic health conditions, and disease prevention. As an alternative to emergency room visits for non-emergency care, telehealth delivers considerable cost savings while removing barriers to care for low income patients. She also discussed the security and privacy built into the service. As Director of Community Medicine she described their efforts to reach underserved neighborhood, through outreach in community centers.
ChristianaCare develops telehealth Employee COVID-19 Symptom Monitoring and Testing Program for businesses and employers
PR Newswire online
"Since the pandemic, the COVID-19 Virtual Practice and the CareVio team have provided invaluable support to patients, especially those who may not need hospitalization, but need monitoring at home to ensure they are managing their symptoms appropriately," said Sarah Schenck, M.D.