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As a patient of Mid Dakota Clinic’s Patient-Centered Medical Home, you have responsibilities, too. You are a full partner with us in your care and our focus is on providing you with the best care possible, while preventing you from becoming sick in the first place. The responsibilities outlined below will ensure that you receive the right care, in the right amount and at the right time. 

We trust you, as our patient, to:
  • Know that you are a full partner with us in your care.
  • Come to each visit with any updates on medications, dietary supplements, or remedies you’re using, and questions you may have.
  • Let us know when you see other health care providers so we can help coordinate the best care for you.
  • Keep scheduled appointments, or call to reschedule or cancel as early as possible.
  • Understand your health condition: ask questions about your care and tell us when you don’t understand something.
  • Learn about your condition(s) and what you can do to stay as healthy as possible.
  • Follow the plan that we have agreed is best for your health.
  • Take medications as prescribed.
  • Call if you do not receive your test results within two weeks.
  • Contact us after hours only if your issue cannot wait until the next business day.
  • If possible, contact us before going to the emergency room so someone who knows your medical history can care for you.
  • Agree that all health care providers on your care team will receive all information related to your health care.
 
During your appointment, use this important checklist:
  • Write down the names of the members of your care team.
  • Let your provider know about any changes in your health and/or condition.
  • Discuss any updates on your use of medications or dietary supplements with your provider.
  • Tell your provider if you have visited other health care providers.
  • Use your list of questions. Ask your top questions first. That way, even if you can’t get all the answers you need at one time, you can at least keep track.
  • Talk with your provider about what health issue(s) you should work on first.
  • Make sure you understand what you should do before you leave the office.
  • Ask how you can reach your care team after hours if it becomes necessary.
 
You will be asked to sign a partnership agreement. If you chose not to be part of the Patient-Centered Medical Home, you may opt out at any time.