Online Patient Services:

 

What is a Patient Centered Medical Home?

A Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) is a team-based model of providing care, designed to support providers in improving and maintaining the health of their patients. The PCMH model highlights the unique skills of individuals in the care team and the importance of the patient’s role in their own health. PCMH recognizes that providing real and complete healthcare requires a team of caring professionals centered around an informed patient.

 

Resources

emmi Video –This video provides an introduction to the Patient Center Medical Home concept and explains the approach to healthcare that is offered.

 

Patient Education Library

Diabetes:

What Is Type 2 Diabetes?

When you eat, your food is broken down into a sugar called glucose. Glucose gives your body the energy it needs to work. But to use glucose as energy, your body needs insulin.

When you have type 2 diabetes, your body does not make enough insulin or use it well. Since your body’s cells can’t use the glucose from your food as energy, the glucose stays in your blood, where it can cause serious problems.

There is no cure for diabetes, but it can be managed. Balancing the food you eat with exercise and medicine (if prescribed) can keep your blood glucose in a healthy range. Many people with diabetes live long and healthful lives.

American Diabetes Association

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Diabetes Education

 

Diabetes Handouts

Risk Factors

Information on Type 2 Diabetes

Recipes for Healthy Living

Blood Sugar Log

Fitness Log

 

High Blood Pressure:

What is High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure (also called hypertension) occurs when your blood moves through your arteries at a higher pressure than normal. Many different things can cause high blood pressure. If your blood pressure gets too high or stays high for a long time, it can cause health problems.

American Heart Association Website

Educational Video on High Blood Pressure

Get On Track – High Blood Pressure Treatment Program

 

High Blood Pressure Handouts

Blood Pressure Log

Fitness Log

Heart Healthy Recipes

 

Smoking Information and Helpful Links on Quitting:

American Family Physician Information

South Carolina DHEC Tobacco Cessation Information

 

Self-Management Tools: