Your care, your team.
Our Family Practice Clinic was certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home with the National Committee for Quality Assurance in 2018.
What does that mean? As an established patient, you may notice a broader range of care when you need it, including nutritional counseling and behavioral health. We are also introducing an online patient portal, which gives you more tools to communicate with your provider 24/7.
In a nutshell, this certification builds upon the foundation of care you already know and love at the Family Practice Clinic.
What is a Patient-Centered Medical Home?
Patient-Centered Medical Home is a way of delivering healthcare that puts you in charge. Your primary care provider is focused on getting to know you, and will take time to listen to concerns and coordinate your appropriate care.
The PCMH seal is a widely-recognized symbol of quality. In order to become certified, the clinic must pass a rigorous, comprehensive review, and then maintain and report on strict quality standards every year.
At Cascade Medical, we feel that the PCMH model closely follows our values and the culture we've already established in our family practice clinic. The certification process builds upon that foundation, so that we can fine-tune our processes and better serve you.
What is a care team?
Led by your primary care provider, your care team is a group of professionals dedicated to helping you meet your health goals. As your health needs change over time, and your primary care team may evolve to include a psychologist, nutrition counselor, or patient coordinator – available in our clinic when you need them.
Your care team will:
-- Focus on preventative care to keep you as healthy as possible.
-- Listen to all of your concerns, explain your options and help you understand your condition(s) and how to best take care of yourself.
-- Help you coordinate all of your healthcare needs, including lab work, prescriptions, preventative screenings or specialty care.
-- Use technology to communicate with you and coordinate care.
What is my role?
Your role is to take charge of your health. You learn about your health situation and take steps to stay as healthy as possible. You keep scheduled appointments and communicate with your care team if you have any questions, or if there are any changes in your health.