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Aspire is your Medical Home
The Patient Centered Medical Home
is a health care setting that facilitates partnerships
between individual patients, their personal physicians, and when appropriate,
the patient’s family. Care is facilitated by using 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. Aspire became a Patient Centered
Medical Home in January 2011.
As a PCMH
Aspire is responsible for providing quality of care through the
1. Coordinated Care:
is extremely important that your primary care physician have the ability to
receive reports from any sub-specialty physician office or other medical
may ask you at your yearly physical or other appointments if you have received
care from any other facility. We will then follow up with that facility to
receive any pertinent information.
2. Evidence Based Medicine:
Aspire providers follow published guidelines of the
current best practices, based on research and date, to improve patient
You may be contacted by a member of our care team
prior to your visit if a review of your medical record indicates you may need a
certain diagnostic test, such as lab work.
Having the test results available to your physician at the time of your
visit will provide your health care provider with results important to your
4. Case Management Services:
Your health insurance may cover the services provided
by a case manager who will assist you in managing a chronic or complex
condition and offer assistance in activities of everyday life. Our medical team
can provide you with further information should you or a family member involved
in your treatment, feel this would be of benefit.
5. Self-Management of Your Conditions:
At the time of your visit, a medical assistant
will provide with a clinical visit summary which outlines the care rendered to
you. A member of our medical team may
provide you with patient educational materials or may refer you to an Internet
Website to assist you with management of your condition.
6. Annual Examinations:
Our clinical providers feel it is an important
part of your care to have an annual examination and health assessment. At the time of your physical, your physician
will review your medical history and medications, (including over the counter
medicines), do a complete physical examination, provide an assessment of your
current conditions, and discuss a plan of treatment with you and a member of
your family if so requested.