Patient Centered Medical Home
Welcome to your Medical Home
When it comes to your health care, you are seeking wellness, recovering from illness or managing a chronic condition. It is a cycle of staying well, getting well, and being well. If you deal with these health situations in a long-term relationship with a trusted doctor, then you’ve found your Patient-Centered Medical Home.
Think about it. Your personal provider and an extended team of health professionals build a relationship in which they know you, your family situation, your medical history and health issues in turn, you come to trust and rely on them for expert, evidence-based health care answers that are suited entirely to you or to your family.
A Medical Home is all about you
Caring about you is the most important job of your Patient Centered Medical Home. In this personal model of health care, your primary provider leads the team of health care professionals that collectively take responsibility for your care. They make sure you get care you need in wellness and illness to heal your body, mind, and spirit.
Who is your Medical Home team?
Your team may include a doctor, medical assistant, and receptionist, as well as many other healthcare professionals. These Professionals work together to help you get healthy, stay healthy, and get care and services that are right for you. When needed, your personal doctor arranges for an appropriate care with qualified specialist.
Here is what you can do.
- Actively participate in your care
- Understand that you are a full partner in your own healthcare
- Learn about your condition and what you can do to stay as healthy as possible.
- As best you can, follow the care plan that you and your medical team have agreed is important for your health.
- Communicate with your home team
- Bring list of questions to each appt. Also, bring a list of any medicines, vitamins, or remedies you use.
- If you don’t understand something your doctor or other member of your medical home team says, ask them to explain it to you in a different way.
- If you get care from other health professionals, always tell your medical home team so they can coordinate for the best care possible.
- Talk openly with your care team about your experience in getting care from the medical home so they can keep making your care better.