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Patient Centered Medical Home

What is a Patient Centered Medical Home?

A  Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is not a building, home or hospital, but rather an approach to providing comprehensive health care. A Patient Centered Medical Home is called home because we would like this office to be the first place you think of for all of your medical needs. Our goal is to make it easy and comfortable for you to get the care you need in a way that works best for you.

Who is on the PCMH care team?

Your primary care provider leads your care team, which may include specialized doctors, ARNPs, PAs nurses, medical assistants and other health care professionals. Our team acts as a coach to help you get healthy, maintain your health through getting the care and services that are right for you.

Benefits of a Medical Home:

·         You will see the same health care team with each visit, promoting continuity of care

·         Your team can help answer your health questions

·         Your team will help you understand your condition and how to take care of yourself

·         You can get an appointment quickly, often on the same day

·         Our  Walk In Clinics will have access to your chart through our electronic medical records

·         Coordinating care can reduce unnecessary and/or duplicate medical treatments and services

·         Your provider uses the latest evidence based medicine in their decision making while striving to meet national quality standards of care for your condition.

As part of the team, we hope that you as a patient will:

Be in charge of your health:

·         Know that you are a full partner in your care.

·         Understand your health situations and ask questions about your care.

·         Learn about your condition and what you can do to stay as healthy as possible.

Participate in your care:

·         Follow the plan that you and your care team agreed is best for your health.

·         Take medications as prescribed.

·         Keep scheduled appointments and follow through with ordered testing.

·         Work with provider and staff in developing self management tools to promote improved outcomes.

Communicate with your care team:

·         Tell us when you don’t understand something we said, ask us to explain it again.

·         Tell us if you obtain care from other health care professionals so we can coordinate the best care possible.

·         Bring a list of questions and medications including over the counter and herbal supplements to each office visit.

·         Tell us about any changes in your health or well being.

 

 

 

 


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