What is a Patient Centered Medical Home?
Amherst Pediatrcs is proud to be your family's Patient Centerd Medical Home (PCMH). But what exactly is a PCMH?
Amherst Pediatrics Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a care delivery model whereby our patients' treatment is coordinated through their primary care provider to ensure they receive the necessary care when and where they need it, in a manner they can understand. The objective is to have a centralized setting that facilitates partnerships between patients, their primary care providers, and when appropriate, their family. Care is facilitated by registries, information technology, health information exchange, and other means to assure that patients get the indicated care when and where they need and want it in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.
Your care doesn't end when you leave our office
A major aspect of the PCMH is proactive, continuous care of chronic conditions such as asthma, obesity, and anxiety. When you are seen in our office you will receive not only exceptional care, but a care plan jointly created by you and your provider that will serve as a roadmap of care for after you leave the office. But our job doesn't end there. We will keep in touch with you after your visit to help you follow your plan of care, and to answer questions that may arise over time. Behind the scenes, we will be continously tracking your progress and make sure you come in for follow-up visits and tests when approproate. We will also follow-up with any specialist visits, as well as with emergency room and hospital admissions.