Three Signs You May Need to Fire Your Doctor
October 29, 2018 | Good Primary Care
Your relationship with your primary care provider is one of the most important in your life, but does it get the attention it deserves? Does your doctor know you, your family, your hopes and fears, and your health goals? When you walk in to the office are you greeted by name and guaranteed to be seen right away? Why do we lower our expectations when it comes to our primary care provider?
Now is the time to evaluate whether your relationship with your primary care provider is working for you. Here are three signs it’s time to make a change:
You Feel Rushed During Appointments
You should have enough time with your primary care provider to have your concerns addressed and your questions answered. At Iora Primary Care, a doctor’s office dedicated to caring for adults on Medicare, we believe in taking the time to understand you, your health and your care. That’s why we offer longer appointments to meet all of our patients’ needs.
You Don’t Know Your Primary Care Provider
It’s important to know and trust your provider so you’re able to be honest about your health. It’s also important for your provider to know you. At Iora Primary Care, our teams get to know you as a person, not just as a patient. We know what’s going on in your life, and what’s important to you to help you live your best life.
You Only See Them When You’re Sick
If you want to improve your overall health and wellness, we want to be your partner and your advocate. As a patient at Iora Primary Care, we’ll talk about your health goals and help you develop a plan to achieve them.
At Iora Primary Care, we believe it is possible to look forward to going to the doctor. One of the ways we create a supporting environment is by using a team based approach.
Meet the Iora Primary Care Team
“At Iora, I have the time to get to know my patients and build relationships with them. When I know my patients’ lifestyle, health goals, and the hurdles they are facing, we can work together to overcome the barriers and achieve their goals,” said Fatima Tagle, NP.
Each patient gets a team dedicated to their care, including a physician or nurse practitioner, Health Coach, Team Nurse, Behavioral Health Specialist, Clinical Team Manager and an Operations Assistant.
Health Coaches are one of the unique ways Iora builds relationships with patients. Together with the patient, a Health Coach helps identify and set goals that are both meaningful to the patient and beneficial to their health.
“A Health Coach is such an important and unique role. I spend a lot of time with my patients. I get to know them, their families, their fears, and their goals. I’m available when patients have questions about specialists appointments or referrals, but also when they are in crisis,” said Cadee Borgmeier, Health Coach.
Iora builds relationships with patients so they can lead happier and healthier lives. There is no waiting, no cold exam room, no nameless nurses or medical assistants. Instead, patients get a team that they know by name and that respects and listens to them.
If you feel rushed during appointments, don’t know your primary care provider, or only see them when you are sick, you might need to make a change.
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