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MADHAV DESHMUKH, MD & PATIENT-CENTERED MEDICAL HOME
Madhav Deshmukh, MD is working towards getting certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home Practice for our patients.

What is a Patient-Centered Medical Home?
  • It is a team approach to providing total health care at our office for you.
Who is part of you Patient-Centered Medical Home Team?
  • Madhav Deshmukh, MD
  • All other staff at our office
  • Most importantly – YOU!  You are the most important person on your health care team.  Patient-centered is a way of saying that you are the focus of your health care.
  •  Other Providers you are seeing 
What do you need to do as part of your Patient-Centered Medical Home team?
  • Keep your medical home providers informed!
  • Let Dr. Deshmukh  know about care you receive from other health care professionals
  • Ask other providers to send a copy of consult to Dr. Deshmukh  after every visit (including any tests performed)
  • Call your medical home first with questions and appointment requests before you go to an Urgent Care Center or Emergency Room! (Except in an emergency)
  • Call our office during regular business hours as follows:
  • Monday 9 am to 5.00 pm
  • Tuesday 9 am to 2.00 pm
  • Wednesday 9 am to 5.00pm
  • Thursday 9am to 5.00 pm
  • Friday 9 am to 4 pm
  • After Hours and on Weekends call  (716) 559-1717 for our answering service
  • Let Dr.Deshmukh's office know if you have been in the hospital.  Call our office as soon as you are discharged from the hospital to set up appropriate follow up visits. 
  • Let you medical home know of any change in your medications after a hospital stay or from a visit with another health care professional
  • Bring all of your medication (or a list of your medications) with you to each visit
  • Take an active role in your own health
  • Follow the health care plan that you and your team agreed on
  • Set goals that you can reach.  Once these goals have been reached discuss new goals
  • Tell your team if you are having trouble staying with your care plan or it is not working for you.
 
What can your Patient-Centered Medical home do for you?
  • Help you manage your health care
  • Help answer all your health questions
  • Listen to your concerns
  • Coordinate your care if additional services are needed
  • Encourage you to play an active role in your own health

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