Patient-Centered Medical Home
Our patients range from newborns to 23 year-olds. We take calls for our own practice, so you’ll never have to speak to a covering doctor who doesn’t know you. We follow the American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for routine screening, immunizations and health checks for infants, toddlers, children and adolescents. We are a 100% outpatient pediatric practice. For any hospital admissions or subspecialty care needs, we refer patients to The Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, or to Connecticut Children’s-Waterbury at Saint Mary’s Hospital. Our doctors and nurse practitioners conveniently perform most other treatments, such as drawing blood, taking throat cultures, suturing lacerations and giving immunizations, right in our own offices.
In everything we do, we believe in creating a partnership with the family, based on shared values. We believe that by addressing each child’s unique health needs, we can create the basis for life-long health habits. We do this by embracing new ways of thinking, giving each child ample time, and by bringing a sense of fun into the patient-physician relationship.
We care for families in our community by providing the finest pediatric health care to their children and educating them to be knowledgeable participants in their children’s care.
We create a collaborative environment where our providers and staff can reach their own personal and professional goals.
What is a Patient-Centered Medical Home
A patient-centered medical home is a system of care in which a team of health professionals work together to provide all of your health care needs. We use technology such as electronic medical records to communicate and coordinate your care and provide the best possible outcomes for you.
You, the patient, are the most important part of a patient-centered medical home. When you take an active role in your health and work closely with us, you can be sure that you’re getting the care you need.
Your primary care provider leads your care team, which may include specialized doctors, nurses, health educators, and other health care providers such as pharmacists or physical therapists. Our team acts as “coaches” who help you get healthy, stay healthy, and get the care and services that are right for you. You, of course, are at the center of your care team.