Macomb Physicians Group, PLLC  
A Commitment to Excellence

 



Click here to watch a video, "Introduction to the Patient-Centered Medical Home."

What Is a Patient-Centered Medical Home?

A patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is best described as care that is patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible and focused on quality and safety.  A health care team engages with the patient to oversee care throughout all stages of a patient's life.

 

The Patient-Doctor Partnership

The health and wellness of our patients is a top concern of this office.  Providing the best possible care to every patient is our primary goal.  The only way we can meet this goal is if I, your doctor, and you, my patient, work together.  This concept is called the Patient Centered Medical Home.

 

Patient Responsibilities:

  • Ask questions, share your feelings and be part of your care
  • Be honest about your history, symptoms, and other important information about your health
  • Tell your doctor about any changes in your health and wellbeing
  • Take all of your medicine and follow your doctor’s advice
  • Make healthy decisions about your daily habits and lifestyle
  • Prepare for and keep scheduled visits or reschedule visits in advance whenever possible
  • Call your doctor first with all problems, unless it is a medical emergency
  • End every visit with a clear understanding of your doctor’s expectations, treatment goals, and future plans

 

Doctor Responsibilities:

  • Explain diseases, treatments, and results in an easy-to-understand way
  • Listen to my patients’ feelings and questions help them make decisions about their care
  • Keep treatments, discussions, and records private
  • Provide 24 hour access to medical care and same day appointments, whenever possible
  • Provide instructions on how to meet your health care needs when the office is not open
  • To care for you to the best of my abilities based on my understanding of current medical methods available
  • Give my patients clear directions about medicines and other treatments
  • Send my patients to trusted experts, if needed
  • End every visit with clear instructions about expectations, treatment goals, and future plans

 

If you are a patient with Macomb Physicians Group, PLLC, you may have noticed that some of these practices are already in place, such as use of electronic health records, or the way your doctor collaborates with you toward your healthcare goals.  We are working toward patient-centered medical home certification.

 

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