Healthcare is a team sport. And you – the patient – are the No. 1 draft pick. It’s your body, your health, your life. Why shouldn’t you have a voice – and a strong one – in your own care?
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) know “breathing easy” rarely is. The progressive lung disease, which encompasses asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema, causes coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. If it flares, a person can end up in an emergency room or hospital. Suppose you had COPD and felt an attack coming … Read More
It’s always good to be part of a team, especially when it comes to your healthcare. If you have a chronic condition like diabetes, team care can be critical to your long-term health. If your primary care physician practices in a patient-centered medical home, your team is already in place. What is a patient-centered medical … Read More
A patient-centered medical home might sound like a place, or somewhere you’d go. It’s not. It’s a long-term, team-based approach for your primary health care. Pioneering healthcare organizations, including Cleveland Clinic, are already using this approach in internal medicine and family medicine practices. The patient-centered medical home model coordinates care for you — whether you’re … Read More