“Gone are the days of a lone “Marcus Welby-type physician” managing all aspects of a patient’s health care,” says Dr. Greg Feero, a longtime family medicine physician at MaineGeneral’s Four Season Family Practice in Fairfield. The new model is a collaborative team approach that draws on the specialized skills and expertise of each team member to best serve the patient and his or her individual needs.

By definition, a patient-centered medical home is a physician practice that creates a healing partnership with the patient and his or her family.

A patient’s medical home includes:

  • A dedicated primary care provider (PCP)
  • An expanded team of staff, professionals and other care providers involved in the patient’s care
  • Counseling, education and community services and support offered on site

Patients and their support network are encouraged to participate in the care they receive from the care team, which values a healthy lifestyle, teamwork and patient and family partnerships. Patient-centered medical homes use the latest proven information and science to help patients prevent illness and manage their health.

MaineGeneral’s primary care practices are the first stop on your journey to good health. Our teams of family medicine, pediatric and internal medicine physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners provide a full range of health-care services for you and your family – from birth to the end of life – right here in the Kennebec Valley.

To learn more, please call 1-855-4MGH-INFO (1-855-464-4463).

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