The Patient Centered Medical Home is an exciting new concept revolutionizing primary care in the United States. Our community family health centers are recognized as Medical Homes by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
The medical home is a way to provide you with better, more personal healthcare. It sounds like a place, but it's really a process that helps caregivers collaborate to give you the best care possible.
The team is led by your personal doctor, who gets to know you and makes sure everyone's on the same page. There are also nurses, pharmacists and other professionals, all depending on your personal needs.
When you need a specialist, the team will help find someone right for you. And when you have a problem at night or on the weekend, you can always call for help and information.
But the Patient Centered Medical Home isn't just about helping you when you're sick. It's about keeping you healthy, getting you involved in your own care and treating you as a whole person with healthcare that fits your life — so you always feel right at home.
For more information about patient-centered care, call our Family Medicine Center at 877.TBHC.DOC.
Vasantha Kondamudi, MD, is chair of the Family Medicine Center and Chief Quality Officer for The Brooklyn Hospital Center. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.ShareThis