Patient Centered Medical Home
Raphael Health Center has advanced Patient-Centered Medical Home within its Internal Medicine and Family Medicine to enhance chronic disease management and prevention. Your medical team will be invested in your care. The team always includes caregivers and the patient. Caregivers that may be included: Primary Care or Specialty Physicians, Community Based Providers, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Medical Assistants, Registered Nurses, Care Coordinators, Pharmacists, etc.
Your doctor will lead a team — which may include nurse practitioners, registered nurses, medical assistants or other caregivers — who will get to know you well. Together, they will take responsibility for your health. They will offer consistent, coordinated care and communication, and arrange for specialty care whenever you need it.
Managing medications can be challenging. That is why a pharmacist may be part of your team. Our pharmacists are clinically trained to help people manage chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and congestive heart failure. They will work closely with your doctor and healthcare team to help you meet your treatment goals.
Patient-Centered Medical Home is a way of saying that YOU, the patient, are the most important person in the health care system. YOU are at the center of your health care. A Medical Home is an approach to providing total health care. With your medical home, you will join a team that includes health care professional, trusted friends or family (if you wish), and most importantly – YOU! What can you do to help?
Be an active team player.
Talk with your team about your health questions. Share the success and the challenges you’ve had with health care in the past.
Tell your team about other health care professionals who care for you.
Tell your team how you feel about the care you are getting from them.
Take care of your health.
Follow the health care plan you and your team have worked out. Make sure you understand how to follow the plan.
Set goals you can reach. Once you begin to see results, you and your team can discuss adding new goals.
Talk openly with your team.
If you are having trouble sticking with your care plan, tell your team about it.
If you feel your care plan is not working, speak up. Tell your team what is not working so together you can make changes if needed.