Why You Need a Medical Home


Jason Sellers, MD

The “Patient-Centered Medical Home” is a concept in which your primary care provider is your go-to person for all aspects of your physical and mental health. Let’s learn more about why that’s important!

What is a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)?

The Patient-Centered Medical Home is a medical practice that focuses on treating the whole person, rather than their specific medical conditions. Care is tailored to your individual needs, with the goal of improving your overall health and well-being.

The Medical Home is a partnership with your Primary Care Provider (PCP) which is built on confidence and trust, and it means that we are available as your first point of contact for any and all health concerns including mental health and nutrition. It also implies that we are readily accessible when you need us – by video, phone, or chat!

How does your Medical Home help you?

One of the major benefits of a Medical Home is that it promotes continuity of care. You have a PCP who coordinates all of your medical needs, including preventive care, chronic conditions, and specialist care. This ensures that all aspects of your health are being considered and addressed, rather than just treating individual symptoms.

Another benefit of a Medical Home is that it encourages patient engagement and empowerment. You are encouraged to take an active role in your health and communicate with your doctor. This leads to better health and greater satisfaction in your care.

Some examples of ways your Medical Home helps you include:

  • Developing a personalized care plan tailored towards your health goals
  • Taking time to understand your medication effects and interactions
  • Care coordination when seeing specialists and obtaining labs or imaging
  • Focus on the whole person including mental health and nutrition

How should I get started?

The first step is scheduling a yearly physical with your doctor! At Radish we make it easy to do this virtually and establish a partnership to help you achieve your health goals. Book an appointment now and meet your Medical Home!

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