A Patient Centered Medical Home

At Garner Internal Medicine, our mission is for the patient to consider us their medical home. A "medical home" is not just a slogan, but a state-of-the-art model transforming the way primary care is organized and delivered. Your primary care provider will manage all your health care needs, using his or her expert judgment along with your input and the suggestions of your entire health care team. The partnership between you and your provider means that you will always have an active role in your own health care plan.

While the success of the Patient-Centered Medical Home model depends on the attention and skill of your medical team, your input and involvement are also very important. By providing your healthcare team with the information they need, and following your personal health plan, you will reach your healthcare goals and ensure a happy, healthy future.

Help us help you:

  • Work together to build a care plan
  • Follow your care plan
  • Let us know if you are unable to follow through with your care plan
  • Inform us of any illness, hospital stays, specialist visits, medication changes and other health–related matters
  • Tell us your needs and concerns
  • Ask for help if you don’t fully understand something
  • Prepare an advance directive and be certain we have it on file
  • Understand your lifestyle choices affect your personal health
  • Give us feedback so we can improve our services
  • Contact us for all your healthcare needs

Your GIM provider and team will:

  • Lead and manage care throughout your lifetime
  • Take time to make a personal connection with you
  • Respect your individual needs
  • Actively help strengthen your health care relationship
  • Create a highly personal health maintenance plan
  • Handle your care and medical records with privacy
  • Provide care for short-tem illnesses and long-term diseases
  • Give you the tools and support to prevent lasting health problems
  • Deliver access through same-day appointments
  • Provide 24-hour access to our health care team
  • Refer you to community resources that fit your needs