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The Patient-centered Medical Home
The Patient-centered Medical Home is a term that describes the healthcare systems historically developed by Family Physicians.  The Patient-centered Medical Home is defined by the following seven characteristics:
  1. First Contact Care – Our patients turn to us first for their healthcare needs

  2. Patient-Centered Care Over Time – Continuous care for health and illness occurs in the context of our patients, their family and their community.

  3. Comprehensive Care – We provide our patients a broad range of medical services.

  4. Coordinated Care – We work together as teams, and develop relationships outside our practice to ensure our patients the best specialized medical care.

  5. Family-Centered Care – We provide care of all members of nuclear and extended families.

  6. Community-Oriented Care – We provide care for all in our communities and assess the needs of the populations we serve.

  7. Cultural competence - The degree to which the biopsychosocial model is employed and health belief models are addressed.

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