What Is a Patient-Centered Medical Home?
The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a model of care that puts patients at the forefront. PCMHs build better relationships between patients and their clinical care teams. Research shows that PCMHs improve quality and the patient experience, and increase staff satisfaction - while reducing healthcare costs.
The goals of our medical home are to:
- Focus on you and address all of your healthcare needs with:
- preventive health
- physical health
- behavioral health
- Assist you in taking an active role in your healthcare and well-being.
- Provide you with a highly-skilled, helpful, friendly and respectful care team.
- Make every effort to meet your personal needs and preferences to achieve your healthcare goals.
What Can You Expect from a Medical Home?
You will have an ongoing relationship with your personal clinician. The clinician will provide and lead the staff members to ensure your continuous care.
We are responsible for fulfilling all of your healthcare needs across multiple settings such as: specialists, hospitals and behavioral health facilities.
We use technology and enhances communication to assure that you get the recommended care when and where you need and want it.
Comprehensive Patient Care
We ask you to provide us with the most up-to-date information on the following:
- current medications
- personal and family history
- health status
- test results
- self-care information
- medical records from your other providers
Quality and Safety
We use methods that are based on scientific research (evidence-based medicine) to provide you with advanced treatment.
We provide patient and family support for management of healthcare needs regardless of your insurance status through:
- educational resources
- medical literature
Transferring Your Medical Records to Our Practice
We will assist you in retrieving your medical records from your previous healthcare provider.
Care Outside Our Practice
Please inform us if you sought services from an urgent care facility, walk-in clinic, hospital or other provider. We would like to maintain your most up-to-date medical information to provide you with the best possible care.
If you need to speak with one of our providers urgently when the office is closed, you may contact us at (631) 422-3636.
Behavioral Healthcare Needs
It is important for us to meet your mental health and substance abuse treatment needs. For this reason, we conduct screenings and collect mental health and drug/alcohol use history of the patient and family.
Conducting these screenings and taking this history allows our practice to refer patients in need of counseling. Upon request, we will make our records available to the mental or behavioral specialist.
Tests and Procedures
- Annual Physical Exams
- Medicare Wellness Exams
- Weight Loss Management Program
- Earwax Removal
- INR/Coumadin Checks
- Blood Work
Health Insurances Accepted
Our practice currently works with over 30 major insurance companies. Please call our office at (631) 422-3636 to find out if your carrier is on our continuously expanding list of providers.
No insurance? No problem. We accept self-pay patients.