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