Borgess physicians have been recognized for the effectiveness of their Patient-Centered Medical Home approach to patient care.
The recognition comes in a report on 13 physician practices that use the Patient-Centered Medical Home model, including ProMed Physicians – Pediatrics. Case studies were conducted by the Michigan State Medical Society and five other organizations.
The Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) provides continuous, coordinated and comprehensive care for the whole person—care that is highly accessible, compassionate and effective.
“Practices that have received PCMH designation have engaged in several activities that make the care they provide more proactive,” states the report. “They call patients to let them know they are due for preventive care; they follow up with patients to ensure they receive any lab work the physician has requested or even ask that patients have lab work done before office visits; they identify patients with chronic diseases and get them in for regular check-ups; and they carefully review patient charts prior to the office visit to ensure that a plan for the care that needs to be provided is clearly laid out.”
Three ProMed Family Practice offices, two ProMed Pediatrics practices, two Borgess Internal Medicine offices and two Borgess Family Medicine offices have all been selected as Patient-Centered Medical Home-designated practices in 2010 by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
New patients are being accepted at all nine of the practices:
ProMed Physicians Family Practice at Richland – (269) 552.2500
ProMed Physicians Family Practice at Three Rivers – (269) 273.9539
ProMed Physicians Family Practice at Woodbridge – (269) 324.8600
ProMed Physicians Pediatrics at Richland – (269) 552.2500
ProMed Physicians Pediatrics at Woodbridge South – (269) 329.0944
Borgess Internal Medicine at Currier Drive – (269) 324.8670
Borgess Internal Medicine at Gull Road – (269) 226.5290
Borgess Family Medicine at Plainwell – (269) 552.0100
Borgess Family Medicine at Lakeview – (269) 969.6240
In addition to the Michigan State Medical Society, the organizations conducting the 13 case studies were the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians, Michigan Osteopathic Association, Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Michigan Chapter of the American College of Physicians, and Medical Advantage Group. A report on the case studies is available at the Michigan State Medical Society website.