A Doctor’s Impact

Today is Doctor’s Day! You and your family should be able to get the care you need, when you need it. Are you getting the health care you deserve? If so, tell your provider you appreciate them!

Park Hill resident Sharon was frustrated when searching for her adult physician, feeling like she was “quantity versus quality,” just one of many patients needed to keep a practice afloat. Upon finding her current provider, she realized he had the same positive qualities as her beloved childhood pediatrician. It is Sharon’s hope that in the future all children and adults will be as happy with their provider as she is, and that everyone will have a stable medical home.

medical home is a doctor’s office, a community clinic, or a local health department where you and your family go for all of your health care needs. Most importantly, the staff at your health care home knows you and understands your health needs. Patients with a sustained health care home have better satisfaction with their care, take advantage of more preventive care measures, and utilize the emergency department less frequently. According to the Colorado Health Institute Colorado will need 71 to 117 new primary care physicians to meet the health care needs of the estimated 510,000 residents of Colorado who will be newly insured under health reform.

Live in Park Hill? Join us at the Hope Community Center at 3475 Holly Street in Denver on Tuesday April 3 from 5:30-7:30pm at a community forum to hear stories of fellow Park Hill residents and join the conversation about health in your community! Light refreshments will be provided.

 

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