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What is Patient-Centered Care?

In the past, doctors took the lead, and patients were expected to blindly follow. This is a new day. The patient-centered care model of health care is gaining popularity for a good reason. With patient-centered care, YOUR specific needs and desired outcomes drive the decision-making process and quality measurements. As a result, you are given your rightful place as a true partner in your healthcare. In addition, your medical providers commit to treating you not just clinically but socially, financially, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. This is critical to overcoming social and cultural barriers that plague many patient-provider relationships. With patient-centered care, your cultural traditions, values, and preferences are respected, as well as your socioeconomic circumstances.

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Doctors and patients should work as a team.

In the past, doctors took the lead, and patients were expected to blindly follow. This is a new day. The patient-centered care model of health care is gaining popularity for a good reason. With patient-centered care, YOUR specific needs and desired outcomes drive the decision-making process and quality measurements. As a result, you are given your rightful place as a true partner in your healthcare. In addition, your medical providers commit to treating you not just clinically but socially, financially, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. This is critical to overcoming social and cultural barriers that plague many patient-provider relationships. With patient-centered care, your cultural traditions, values, and preferences are respected, as well as your socioeconomic circumstances.

Originally Published on https://patientempowerment101.blog/

Ann M. Hester, M.D. The Yes I Can Doc

Ann M. Hester, M.D. is a board-certified internist with over 25 years of experience caring for patients. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Dr. Hester is passionate about empowering patients to take control of their healthcare. Her mission started in medical school when she witnessed a tremendous amount of unnecessary pain and suffering. Over the years, she has written various patient empowerment pieces online and through books. Her latest book is Patient Empowerment 101: More than a book, it’s an adventure! This unique work takes an unprecedented step in helping people think more like doctors do so they can position themselves right where they belong to be, at the center of their healthcare team.

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