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is a family-owned and operated medical practice designed to recapture the traditional values of the doctor-patient relationship where you can be confident in seeking quality health care for your entire family.

Our clinic is within a renovated older home with high ceilings and wooden floors, evoking images of the golden years of the general practitioner. A place of trust. The clinic environment itself embodies our desire to provide your health care in a comfortable home-like setting. Our goal is to help you optimize your health and wellness, while promoting the healing process during those times of illness.

The Family Doctor is an Ideal Medical Practice

An Ideal Medical Practice is
a practice model designed to enhance doctor-patient relationships, increase face-to-face time between doctors and patients, instill patients with a sense of responsibility for their health and cut wasted dollars.

The model encompasses the ideal medical practice model,

which focuses on optimizing the smallest functional work unit

capable of delivering excellent care: the solo doctor.

The key principles ideal medical practices pursue are

high-quality, patient-centered care; unfettered access, continuity,

and extreme efficiency.

It is also consistent with the AMA and AAFP Patient-Centered Medical Home model.

Typical Ideal medical practices strive for:

· Care that is driven by the patient's needs, goals and values.

· Access to care is available 24-7.

· A care team using technology to its fullest (e.g., electronic health records, online patient portal access and scheduling).

· Patients see their own physician every time.

· The majority of the office visit is typically spent with the physician.

· Patients can usually be seen the same day they call the office, if an urgent matter exists.

And what is a Patient-Centered Medical Home?

Here is one definition, stated as the joint principles created by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Physicians, and the American Osteopathic Association.

· Personal physician—Each patient has an ongoing relationship with a personal physician trained to provide first contact and continuous and comprehensive care.

· Physician-directed medical practice—The personal physician leads a team of individuals at the practice level who collectively take responsibility for the ongoing care of patients.

· Whole-person orientation—The personal physician is responsible for providing for all the patient's health care needs or taking responsibility for appropriately arranging care with other qualified professionals. This includes care for all stages of life, acute care, chronic care, preventive services, and end-of-life care.

· Care is coordinated and/or integrated—Care is facilitated by registries, information technology, health information exchange, and other means to ensure that patients get the indicated care when and where they need and want it in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.

· Quality and safety are paramount—Evidence-based medicine and clinical decision-support tools guide decision making; physicians accept accountability for continuous quality improvement through voluntary engagement in performance measurement and improvement; patients actively participate in decision making.

· Enhanced access—Care is available through systems such as open scheduling, expanded hours, and new options for communication between patients, their personal physicians, and practice staff.

Prescription Medications

1. Generally, when a routine prescription has no more refills remaining, this indicates that it is time for an appointment to review that particular condition for which the medication was prescribed.

2. Please notify the pharmacy at least 2 days prior to the need for refill to allow time for the pharmacy and the clinic to confirm the prescription details, review records and fill the medication appropriately and in a timely manner.

3. No antibiotics will be prescribed over the phone without an examination; This is not considered good medical practice.

4. No narcotics or scheduled medications will be prescribed over the phone. This is done at the routinely scheduled visit.

Labs - Labs are drawn in our clinic and sent to Quest Labs. Results are usually available for you within 48 hrs; significant abnormalities will be reported ASAP.

X-Rays and other procedures are generally performed at Mercy Hospital in Berryville. However, arrangements will be made according to your medical needs, insurance policies and personal preferences.

Insurance information

Please familiarize yourself with your insurance plans coverage and benefits. Refer to your insurance information booklet provided by your employer or your human resource department at work. These booklets will give you valuable information about prescriptions, eye care services, mental health care benefits, emergency care, specialist referrals and laboratory testing. We encourage you to call the toll free number on your insurance card for any insurance questions you may have.