A Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a way of delivering healthcare that is patient-centered, team-based, comprehensive, accessible and committed to safety and quality.Being patient-centered means that you, the patient, are in partnership with your healthcare team. The team consists of you, your family, and the healthcare team. The healthcare team aims to provide comprehensive care.
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Vaccines are medications that prevent certain diseases. Vaccinations are safe and effective. Vaccines work with your immune system to prevent disease. They are monitored by vaccination safety panels in the U.S. and other countries. There can be side effects such as soreness at the site of injection or a slight fever. The side effects are
For Baby Boomers (born 1945-1965) one in 30 has Hepatitis C; most do not even know about it. There is a virus out there that has not been talked about much. It is called Hepatitis C virus. It infects the liver. It can hide in the body for decades. If left untreated, Hep C can
You know you have them – those bottles of pills and other prescription medications that have expired or gone unused for years. They’re in the back of your bathroom drawer or on the top shelf of a medicine cabinet. And you’re not alone. Did you know the average American household has four pounds of prescribed
Many people look forward to a brand new year because it gives us a chance to “start over.” The number one New Year’s resolution is to “lose weight”. Losing weight helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol, eases pressure on joints, and just makes us feel good. Although there are many health benefits of losing weight,
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So said Ben Franklin many years ago. This is very true when thinking about your health and planning healthcare visits. Seeing your primary care provider for wellness exams, even if you have no problems, may help you identify problems you didn’t know you had and
Are you brushing and flossing as well as you think you are? I find we all get into our own routine and we brush the same way every day, which means we brush the same areas repeatedly and we miss the same areas repeatedly. I want to challenge you to take a step back and
When does medical care start for our children? Care for our future children (Prenatal Care) should begin before they are ever conceived. Family planning and birth control are a great way to allow mothers to create a healthy and stable environment when they decide to have children; however nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended.
Dry Needling is a technique utilized to restore normal muscle function. A thin filament needle is used to decrease muscle stimulation from the nerve causing a trigger point. Trigger points are sensitive areas within a muscle that cause referral pain. They cause the muscle to be in a shortened state resulting in pain and reduced
Periodontal disease in some form, affects over 60% of the United States population and can increase to over 80% of people 65 and older. This is a disease that affects people more than any other disease known to mankind, including cancer. Periodontal disease is an accumulation of variable bacteria that affects the gums, ligaments that