Your Medical Home

Providing the best possible care to every patient is our primary goal.

The only way we can meet this goal is if we work together.

A Patient-Centered Medical Home is not a building, house, or hospital, but rather an approach to providing comprehensive healthcare.

A Medical Home is called a “home” because we’d like this office to be the first place you think of for all your medical needs. Our goal is to make it easy and comfortable to get the care you need in a way that works best for you.

As your healthcare provider, we are here to facilitate a personal partnership with you and your family in order to provide you with the best quality, comprehensive, and progressive primary care.

Why become part of a Medical Home?
A Medical Home positions your health care provider to manage care and services for you—acting as the “hub” of your health care. He or she will provide, oversee, and coordinate all the care you need, with consideration for optimal “whole person” care.

The healthcare system can be confusing. Many people visit several doctors and end up feeling lost in the system. Your our team will listen to your questions and help you find your way through the system. You’ll receive personalized healthcare that meets your needs.

How does it work?

Personal Provider – Each patient has an ongoing relationship with a personal provider who will provide continuous, comprehensive care. In addition, he or she leads a team of individuals who collectively take responsibility for your ongoing care.

Whole Person Orientation – Your personal provider is responsible for all your health care needs and takes responsibility for appropriately arranging care for all stages of life, including: acute care, chronic care, preventative services, and end of life care.

Care is Coordinated and Integrated – Your provider will coordinate your care with other elements of the health care system, such as subspecialty care, hospitals, home health agencies, and nursing homes. He or she is also equipped to integrate this care with your family and any public or private community services that you may currently use or that may be of benefit to you.

Quality and Safety – By centralizing your care in one place, and through the use of electronic prescribing, the potential for errors is minimized. Moreover, by putting the focus on you, our patient, the quality of care is enhanced.

Enhanced Access to Care – New options for communication between patients, their personal provider and practice staff (e.g. web-based patient portal) makes it easier and quicker to get the care you need.

What you can expect from us:

  • To listen to your questions and concerns and to explain disease, treatment, and results in an easy-to-understand way.
  • To coordinate your overall care, sending you to trusted specialists if needed.
  • To provide you with same day appointments whenever possible.
  • Access to evidence based medical care and self-management support.
  • To provide instruction on how to access the care you need when the office is not open.
  • To provide clear instructions about your treatment goals and future plans for every visit.

What we ask from you:

  • To ask questions and be active in your care.
  • To provide your health history, and other important information, including any changes in your health and a current list of all medications you are taking.
  • To call our office first with your health concerns unless it is an emergency.
  • To inform us whenever you utilize any other health system such as the emergency room or a self referral to a specialist.
  • To have a clear understanding about your treatment goals and future health goals