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Patient Centered Medical Home

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What do you expect from your family doctor? HMHP Physician Associates understand that you want your family doctor to be your champion. That's why we're committed to transforming all of our primary care practices to Patient Centered Medical Homes by the end of 2014.

Patient Centered Medical Home practices are different than other family doctors. A “medical home” is a term that means healthcare provided by a team - your doctor, your care team and you working together.  You’ll have a relationship with your primary care doctor AND a team that knows your needs. They work with you by giving you tools to take care of your health and provide support, looking at all parts of your health and making you an active player in your own health and well-being. It’s a team effort that is focused on continued, coordinated care, instead of just treating a specific illness or event.

This is a change for healthcare on a national level and HMHP is leading this change in the Mahoning Valley. 

What does this mean for me?

Enhanced Access - your care team is available when you need them. You can communicate by phone or email and get an appointment quickly
Open Communication - your team will make sure you understand your health and help you make decisions about your care
Coordinated Care - if you need a specialist or diagnostic testing, your doctor is your champion - managing your care from start to finish

What do I have to do?

Be an active team player. Talk with your team about your health questions and tell them about other doctors you see or medical care you receive. 
Take care of your health. Follow the health plan that you and your team create. Set goals you can reach.
Talk openly with your team. If you have any questions or concerns about your care plan, tell your team about it and work together to make changes if needed.

Learn more abou the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient Centered Medical Home certification.