Our Care Teams
As part of our transition to a fully operational Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH), we’ve reorganized our practice into three care teams – Green, Gold, and Purple. Each team includes physicians, physician assistants (PAs), a Nurse Practitioner (NP), medical assistants (MAs), administrative support personnel and, of course, you, the patient, at the center.
What does it mean to be part of a team?
The role of each team member during your visit – who will be taking your vitals, reviewing your meds and allergies, performing the basic exam, etc. – will be maximized within the scope of their licensure and skills so that the appropriate person is doing the right task for you at the right time.
Another aspect of team-based care that helps improve communication is “huddling.”
A huddle is a meeting, before the start of clinic, that happens each day with every team member discussing every patient’s medical history, medications, needed tests and procedures, and physical or psychosocial issues. Being part of a team means there are other medical professionals on the team who know you, who are familiar with your history and can either respond in your providers absence or see that you are assigned to an appropriate substitute. This is especially helpful for urgent visits that were not planned in advance.
Overall, working in teams allows us to provide safe, effective, efficient, and equitable care in a way that is respectful of your needs and values. If you have not met everyone on your team, let us know at your next visit. We will be happy to introduce you!
The Green Team
The Gold Team
The Purple Team
Center for Integrative Care
Family Practice Group (FPG) understands the importance of caring for the whole person, mind, body and sprit. Thus FPG has expanded to include space across the hall from our current office. Our new space is called the Family Practice Group's Center for Integrative Care (CIC), which will include services in counseling, behavioral health, nutrition, and care management.
The goal of the CIC is to reinforce our commitment to patient-centered care by integrating medical care with psychological, behavioral, and nutritional services.
The mission of the CIC Is to identify innovative ways to deliver integrated care while improving quality and reducing barriers patients often face when seeking specialty services. Whether your goal is to lessen pain, reduce stress, lose weight, or improve your medical conditions, the CIC at FPG will work with you and your doctor to optimize your health and wellness.
The CIC team will be offering support groups for various areas: