"I know this must have been a difficult day for you:" personal care in a patient-centered medical home.

Tacoma Family Medicine, 521 Martin Luther King Junior Way, Tacoma, WA 98405-4238, USA.
Family medicine (Impact Factor: 0.85). 06/2011; 43(6):435-6.
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT In light of calls for a new model of care, family physicians are endeavoring to create a Patient-centered Medical Home. Yet, structures of care in themselves do not make a home; for the medical house to be a home requires physicians to demonstrate a personal touch that communicates caring to the patient. This essay describes one easily accomplished method by which to integrate personal care in a Patient-centered Medical Home.