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Patient Centered Medical Home

ABC Pediatrics is a designated Patient-Centered Medical Home. We lead a team of health care professionals who are committed to improving our pediatric patients overall health and helping them reach their health goals. Our care team works to keep patients healthy, monitoring their care on an ongoing basis. We coordinate their care using registries to track health conditions and to ensure they receive the care they need.

The Patient-Physician Partnership for ABC Pediatrics

The health and wellness of our patients is a top concern of ABC Pediatrics. Providing the best possible care to every patient is our primary goal. The only way we can meet this goal is if I, your physician, along with my staff, and you and your child, work together. This concept is called the Patient Centered Medical Home. We would like you to think of ABC Pediatrics as your ‘Home’ – the first place you think of for all of your medical and/or healthcare needs.

“Help Me Help Your Child”

Patient Responsibilities:

  • Ask questions, share your feelings and be a part of your care
  • Be honest about your history, symptoms, and other important information about your health
  • Tell your Doctor about any changes in your health and wellbeing
  • Take all your medicine and follow your Doctor’s advice
  • Bring in a current list of your medications to every appointment
  • Tell us about services you received elsewhere, such as flu vaccines and treatments by any other providers
  • Make healthy decisions about your daily habits and lifestyle
  • Prepare for and keep scheduled visits or cancel/reschedule visits at least 24 hours before the appointment whenever possible
  • Call ABC Pediatrics first with all problems, unless it is a medical emergency
  • End every visit with a clear understanding of your doctor’s expectations, treatment goals, and future plans
  • Give us feedback so we can improve our services

Physician Responsibilities:

  • Explain diseases, treatments, and results in an easy to understand way
  • Listen to your feelings and questions to help you make decisions about your care
  • Respect your privacy by keeping medical information and records private in compliance with state and federal law
  • Provide 24 hour access to medical care and same day appointments, whenever possible
  • Provide instructions on how to meet your healthcare needs when the office is not open
  • To care for you to the best of my abilities based on my understanding of current medical methods available and by staying up to date on my medical education
  • Give you clear directions about medicines and other treatments
  • Send you to trusted experts, if needed
  • To make you feel comfortable and welcome
  • End every visit with clear instructions about expectations, treatment goals, and future plans

 

Resources

We have pulled together a number of resources that might be of interest to you:

    Center for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov)
    American Academy of Pediatricians (www.aap.org)
    Webmd.com
    Kent County Health Department
    American Association of Poison Control (www.aapcc.org/DNN)
    Grand Rapids Poison Control (800) 222-1222
    Parenting.com
    Welcome Home Baby - Kent County
    Michigan WIC Program
    United Way 211 Community Resources
    Needy Meds (www.needymeds.org)
    Fit Kids 360 Program and Class Calendar