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.
How would you answer? When is flu season? You might have heard that it begins in December and often lasts through February. While that’s generally true, it’s also true that the beginning and end of the season are unpredictable. In fact, sometimes it can begin in the fall and continue through spring.No matter the time of year, though, no one wants to end up with the flu. Coughing, chills, body ache and fever really don’t sound pleasant, do they? So what can you do to make sure that you’re spared for one more season? Get vaccinated.
Did you know that November is Bladder Health Month ?
Bladder health isn’t something that’s talked about openly or often. Yet, it’s very important. The ultimate goal of Bladder Health Month is to help people speak more openly about it, improve their overall bladder health and raise bladder cancer awareness.
When we think about bladder health it raises the question: What important things do you need to know on this subject of bladder health? Two issues that you should be aware of are first, urinary incontinence and an overactive bladder (OAB), and what are worrisome symptoms that I should talk to my doctor about.
Perhaps you’ve just eaten a good meal. Now, though, you’re in pain. There’s a sharp, burning sensation in your chest that won’t seem to go away. In fact, it gets worse when you bend or lie down. What’s wrong? Most people would answer “heartburn.” That’s correct.
It’s interesting that the word heartburn is often used synonymously with the terms acid reflux and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). However, these terms actually have different meanings.
Acid reflux is a common health condition that ranges in severity. GERD is a long-term, more serious form of that condition. And heartburn is a symptom of both. It’s important to know the difference so that you know what action to take to preserve your health. So when you start to feel “the burn,” is acid reflux to blame or GERD? Further, what can you do about it?