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Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a way for you to be informed about and involved in your healthcare decisions. The PCMH can bring you, your family and your healthcare team together to help you make the best choices for your health. Patient-Centered is a way of saying that you, the patient, are the most important person in the healthcare system. A Medical Home is an approach to providing total health care.
At the heart of the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is the relationship between you, the patient, and your healthcare team led by your doctor or provider of choice. Your healthcare team will include health care professionals, trusted friends or family (if you wish), and –most importantly–YOU.
Patient-Centered Medical Home is a partnership between you as a patient and your primary care physician. You are the center of the team which is lead by the physician. The goal is to provide continuous coordinated healthcare throughout your lifetime so that you will be as healthy as you possibly can be.
Your physician will communicate and work with many different team members, including our staff, your pharmacist, the hospital, and any specialty physicians to make sure you receive timely, safe and high-quality healthcare. It is your responsibility as a patient to communicate openly and honestly about your health. You should ask questions when you don’t understand your treatment or anything else about your care. Having this new relationship will offer you comfort, convenience and optimal health throughout the rest of your lifetime.