Medical Home

A Medical Home is not a place, but a team approach to care led by a patient’s personal physician.

With our Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program, we want to be your partner in health care. Our providers are committed to providing proactive, whole-person care, while helping you to take a more active role in your health and wellness.

A key component of the medical home program is a Health Coach, who works with the patient and physician to oversee a patient’s care and achieve healthy outcomes. The Health Coach, adult patients and physician form a team to manage treatment of acute and chronic illness with preventive services and enhanced communication. The goal of this approach is to reduce hospital admissions, emergency department visits and improve the health of patients.

Each team member has a different expertise and works in partnership with the patient. PCMH helps you with:

  • Preventive services
  • Treatment of acute and chronic illness
  • Communication
  • Care coordination and integration
  • Self-management support  (involving patients in their health care goals)
  • The core of the concept is a holistic approach to health care, actively involving patients and their families in the health care process.

As a part of our commitment to you and to continuing the high quality of care we provide,  all Methodist Physicians Clinic Family Medicine and Internal Medicine clinics have been accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The NCQA strives to improve health care quality by working with employers, policymakers, doctors, patients and health plans to determine accreditation criteria.

Improving Health Outcomes

Watch our videos to learn more about Medical Home and Improving Health Outcomes from Dr. Patrick McCarville, Methodist Physicians Clinic Valley, Family Medicine.