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Make Each Doctor’s Visit Work For You Before your visit: • Write down your questions and worries. If it is a long list, ask for a longer visit. • If you see a specialist ask them to send their report to your primary doctor.
On the day of your visit: • Put all your medicines in a bag and bring them with you to your doctor visit. Include vitamins and herbal supplements. • Bring your Medicare, Medicaid or other insurance card. • Bring your list of questions. • If you need help, ask a friend or family member to join you.
At your doctor’s office: • Relax! Ask questions! Take notes. Tell your doctor when you don’t understand. Remember your doctor wants the very best for you. • Ask your doctor to tell you the values of your blood pressure, weight and lab tests. Keep a record of these values. • Ask your doctor when you should schedule your next visit.
THE PATIENT-CENTERED MEDICAL HOME
Partners In Your Care The Patient-Centered Medical Home The Kearney Clinic, P.C. is taking a new approach to patient care. We are transforming our office to a patient-centered medical home to serve as your consistent, reliable source for preventive care, as well as for treatment of illness and chronic medical conditions. The focus of a medical home is you and your relationship with your doctor. We want to be the first place you think of for health care.
Partners in Care Your medical home is a place you feel comfortable and confident-both in the relationship with your doctor and the quality of care you receive. You and your doctor together will focus on your specific health care needs and ongoing wellness.
Kearney Clinic, P.C.
We promise to deliver personalized care and: • Provide the best treatment and advice based on current medical evidence • Manage acute illness and chronic disease to help you stay healthy • Provide timely access to care • Offer a medical decision maker through our office 24 hours a day • Use computers and other technology to improve your care • Support you in your health care goals and desires • Arrange your health care with other qualified specialists as needed • Explain diseases, treatments, medications and results in a way that is easy to understand • Respect your privacy by keeping medical information and records private in compliance with state and federal law • Make you feel comfortable and welcome
Your Role As an active partner in your care, we ask you to: • Provide all information about your health, medications and illnesses. • Tell us about services you receive elsewhere, such as flu vaccines and treatments by other providers. • Follow your treatment plan; if you are unable to, let us know so we can suggest other options. Work with us to make decisions and manage your health. • Describe your needs and concerns. • Learn about wellness and preventing disease. • Make healthy decisions about your daily habits and lifestyles. • Call us first with all medical problems, unless it is an emergency. • Keep your scheduled appointments or call in advance if you need to reschedule. • Give us feedback so we can improve our service.
A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH CARE
211 West 33rd Street • Kearney, NE 68845 308-865-2141 • Appointment Line: 308-698-1576 www.kearneyclinic.com Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. • Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Kearney Urgent Care “There when you need us.” Monday - Friday 6 P.M. - 8 P.M. • Sunday 1 P.M. - 4 P.M.