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Patient Centered Medical Home

The practice of Dr. Ismael Yanga is designated as a “patient centered medical home.”

The patient centered medical home is health care centered on you, the patient. It is a partnership between you and your doctor. Your doctor leads a team of health care professionals in a medical practice committed to improving your overall health and to helping you reach your health goals.

Instead of just being treated for a problem here and there without making a connection between symptoms, the patient-centered medical home focuses on connecting the dots and coordinating care.

Your health team may consist of your primary care doctor, nurses, specialty physicians, pharmacists, dieticians, care coordinators and others depending on your needs.

For example, do you want to quit smoking? Better control your diabetes or asthma? Lose weight? Manage your stress? Your medical home doctor will put the right team in place for you.

If you need a specialist for a specific condition, your patient-centered medical home will help you find the right specialist for your needs. Because all your test and treatments by other doctors have been sent to your primary care doctor, you have a centralized home for your medical history. You won’t have to re-explain every symptom and test result each time you visit your doctor.