Premier Family Medical understands the role that quality plays in healthcare today. We are part of an industry that is changing on a consistent basis and we have made it our goal to keep up with them in the most effective way possible. By establishing a quality department, Premier Family Medical has been able to become more efficient in tracking and monitoring the health of our patients which, in turn, creates better health outcomes for all.
Our q uality department is heavily involved in the guidelines that are put in place by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. We help manage chronic conditions in our patient population, as well as preventive services that are needed by patients of all ages, by continuously setting and improving on quality-oriented goals. We base these goals on the recommendations of the National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and were recently recognized by NCQA as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home.
Premier Family Medical’s quality department is located in American fork but our spirit of quality is interwoven into the fabric of each and every one of our locations. We believe that working together with each other, as well as with our patients, creates an environment of teamwork and unity.
Each year in the United States, more than 44,000 people take their own lives . That’s an average of 121 suicides per day. It’s estimated that for every one reported, 12 more people engage in self-harm, whether intentional suicide attempts or not.
With rates on a steady incline, it’s past time for action. Each and every one of us needs to have a part in supporting those who struggle with suicidal thoughts. In order to be of any help, though, we need to be able to recognize the signs of a person on the brink. What should you look for and how can you help?
It's estimated that one in five high school athletes will suffer a concussion during sports season. Younger athletes have the highest rate of concussions. While more perceived contact sports like football are thought to be the highest risk for a potential concussion, all sports carry a similar risk and demand similar precaution and treatment. As a parent, your first instinct might be to ban your child from playing sports altogether. But is that really necessary? No. Why do we say this?For one thing, if you encourage your child to play safely and receive training in head injury prevention, you can minimize risk. And if your child does happen to suffer from a concussion, there are steps you can take to ensure that they heal as quickly and as completely as possible.