The Principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home
Each patient has an ongoing relationship with a primary care provider (PCP) trained to provide “first contact”, continuous, and comprehensive care.
Under direction of Dr. Rizo your Patient Care Team collectively takes responsibility for the ongoing care of patients including assisting in coordinating the patient’s care across multiple settings, such as diagnostic testing, hospital stays and prescription management.
Using a “whole-person” approach, patients and families actively participate in decision-making and give feedback on whether their expectations of the care process are met.
Patients receive care when and where it is needed in a culturally and linguistically appropriate setting.
Comprehensive Coordinated Care
A team of care providers is wholly accountable for a patient’s physical and mental healthcare needs, including prevention, wellness, acute care and chronic care.
Primary care includes health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention and management, counseling and patient education, and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic conditions. Care is coordinated and integrated by Dr. Rizo through all levels of the health care delivery system including specialists, diagnostic services, hospitalization and other care settings.
Behavioral health is a critical component of patient care. We will help you identify any behavioral health needs that you may have and assist in referring you for appropriate care.
Evidence Based Medicine
To guide medical decision-making and ensure quality and safety, Dr. Rizo uses clinical decision support tools and relies upon evidence-based medicine.
Enhanced access to care is available through same-day scheduling capabilities, extended hours, telephone advice and the secure patient portal.
Quality and Safety
Dr. Rizo and staff enhance quality improvement through internal communication and the use of health IT and other tools to ensure that patients and families make informed decisions about their health.
The electronic health record (EHR) and other forms of health information technology the secure patient portal are used to support optimal patient care, communication, and patient education.
Dr. Rizo strives to improve your patient care experience through continuous quality improvement in clinical care and patient service