St. Joseph Family Medical Care

Saint Joseph Family Medical Care

Newly Recognized as a Patient‐Centered Medical Home

St. Joseph Family Medical Care

1004 Carondelet Drive
Suite 440
Kansas City, MO 64114

816-943-7777 PHONE
816-943-7778 FAX

Monday - Friday 8am-5pm

Patient‐Centered Medical Home

The Patient Centered Medical Home concept has introduced a very favorable alternative to insurance companies, employers, government entities, patients, & physicians.

Healthcare can be a fragmented and costly experience for the patient. Patients in medical homes receive the right care, in the right amount, at the right time. This increasingly popular delivery system modernization leads to safer and better care, empowers patients and renews the patient‐provider relationship.

The Healthcare Provider’s Role:

  • Working with you in setting healthcare‐related goals and help you in meeting these goals.
  • Providing you information on services, classes and/or support groups to provide you with more information about your goals or managing chronic conditions.
  • Collaboratively working with you, sharing in making decisions for your health.
  • Acting as the director of your care team, coordinating care within our practice and with outside specialty care.

The Patient’s Responsibilities:

  • Ask questions about your illness and take an active role in your care.
  • Give a detailed and honest history of your entire family.
  • Give an update of any changes in your health each visit.
  • Keep us informed of any allergies or newly identified conditions since your last visit.
  • Take all medications prescribed as directed by your provider, and provide information about OTC and Herbal Medications that you are taking.
  • Follow any agreed‐to care plan discussed with your provider.
  • Keep all scheduled appointments with your provider and other specialist(s).
  • Bring Specialist’s report to any follow‐up visits or advise specialist to forward report to your primary care provider.
  • Discuss and be involved in your treatment plan with your provider, follow orders as given.
  • Call your provider first with non‐emergency medical problems.
  • Avoid using the Emergency Room in non‐emergency situations. Instead use Urgent Care Facilities: lists available upon request.
  • Bring all discharge papers from Emergency Room & Urgent Care visits.
  • Inform your provider of all self‐referred visits, or special test(s). Bring documents when available.
  • Provide personal email address for easy access and easy contact.