The Patient-Centered Medical Home designation has been given to 84 doctors from 26 offices that are part of the Sparrow Physicians Health Network.

The designation reflects high quality of care and innovative techniques by the doctors and practices. It ranks them among an elite group of healthcare providers in the state.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan selects Patient-Centered Medical Home designated practices based on numerous quality measures, such as the level of preventive care given to adolescents and consistency and frequency of health screenings for women.

The Patient-Centered Medical Home emphasizes a holistic team approach that addresses chronic conditions and prevention. It stresses the partnership between patients and their personal physician.

The doctor becomes the patient’s point person in the health care system and is able to spend more time with each individual. Working together, they identify long-term health goals and self-management techniques.

The primary care doctor coordinates care with specialists, if needed, and tracks all testing and treatments.

Many patients have identified easy access to doctors as a top priority. In a Patient-Centered Medical Home, physicians and their teams are accessible 24 hours a day to provide care or guidance on navigating the health care system.

The Patient-Centered Medical Home idea also has major implications for the health care system as a whole. It has been shown to lower health care costs by reducing duplicative tests and hospital admissions, among other issues.

The SPHN offices – including seven from Sparrow Medical Group -- receiving the designation are:

  • B.P. Rajesh, M.D.
  • Charlotte Medical Center & Urgent Care
  • Child Health Partners
  • Clinton County Medical Center, PC
  • Cornerstone Family Practice
  • Great Lakes Pediatrics
  • Holt Family Practice
  • John D. Wenzel, D.O.
  • Lake Lansing Family Practice
  • Mason Family Practice
  • Mason Pediatrics
  • Mid-Michigan Physicians, PC - IM2
  • Optimum Health Clinic
  • Ovid Main Street Clinic
  • Pediatric Care of Lansing
  • Perry Family Practice
  • Sparrow Family Health Center - Central
  • Sparrow Medical Group - DeWitt
  • Sparrow Medical Group - Eastside
  • Sparrow Medical Group - Lansing
  • Sparrow Medical Group - Mason
  • Sparrow Medical Group - North
  • Sparrow Medical Group - Okemos
  • Sparrow Medical Group - West
  • St. Johns Professional Associates
  • Total Family Health Care

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