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You don’t need to watch many episodes of Grey’s Anatomy or Chicago Med to realize there’s no shortage of abbreviations and acronyms in health care. Terms like BP, CAT scan and STAT, especially STAT – they love that one – are significant components of the dialog. But PCMH is an abbreviation you’re not likely to hear and will probably stump even the most die hard medical drama fan.
PCMH or Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of care that is relationship based and places a great deal of emphasis on coordination and communication. That sounds nice, but what does it really mean for our patients?
The designation of being an NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance) certified patient-centered medical home simply means that Lovelace Famly Medicine is considered an advanced primary care practice. We have made a commitment to:
- Enhance access to primary care
- Improve delivery of preventive services
- Help patients make healthy lifestyle choices
- Use the latest health information technology and evidence based practices
- Reduce emergency room visits and hospitalizations
- Improve care coordination
- Provide high quality chronic disease management
Continuity of care is the bedrock of family medicine and is essential for achieving the best health outcomes. Who better to coordinate your care than your primary care provider?
Lovelace Family Medicine is proud to be one of only two patient-centered medical homes in Newberry County. Click here to read more about our PCMH status.
At Lovelace Family Medicine we pride ourselves on offering compassionate, quality care to all of our patients and this approach is no different when caring for our pregnant patients. We understand that pregnancy is a very special time in a women’s life we strive to do our best to reflect that in the way that we work with our patients as they progress towards their delivery date. Our doctor’s work tirelessly to keep up to date on the best care practices and procedures so that we can ensure that your experience will be as enjoyable and safe as possible. Please watch the video above to learn more about the quality of OB care we offer at our office.
It’s flu season again and Lovelace Family Medicine has everything you need to keep you healthy throughout it. Flu season begins each year in October and ends in May. The season hits its peak in January and February and children, seniors, and pregnant women are some of the most at risk. The most important thing you can do to avoid getting the flu is to get your flu shot as soon as possible. It is also important to practice good hygiene such as washing your hands and avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Lovelace Family Medicine currently has flu shots for all ages available in the office as well as flu mist available as an alternative for those kids who would prefer not to get shots. Check out this article from flu.gov to learn why you should get the flu vaccine today!