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Dear Patient and Family
Huron Family Practice Center complies with the standards of and has been nominated as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). An office designated as a PCMH provides comprehensive, coordinated healthcare to patients of all stages of life. It is a healthcare partnership developed between the patient and his or her personal provider.
As a valued patient, we are excited to discuss this rewarding approach to healthcare right here in our office with no additional cost or inconvenience to you. In fact, we know you will be very pleased with the patient-friendly features that will be available to you now and in the future.
When you visit us, please take a few moments to review the Patient-Doctor Partnership Brochure. It describes each of our roles in caring for you. This is an important feature of our office. As partners in your healthcare, we look forward to discussing this information with you and answering any questions you may have.
Alexander G. Ruthven II, M.D.
Sharon is our office Nurse Practitioner Complex Care Manager (NP-CCM). She is in the office 1-2 days per week, and specializes in woman‘s health. She is a fantastic resource for patients. Although she mainly practices in our office as an NP, she is a great provider for any patient who has concern that they are not being heard by their current provider or who wants a provider that focuses on counseling them regularly on their individual health goals. Sharon helps cross gaps to get patient’s access to the resources they need on a first hand basis as a Care Manager and Nurse Practitioner. Care Management is here to provide non-judgmental help for all patients at our practice. Call the office and ask to set up an appointment with her today at our office 810-987-6200!
Betty is a Certified Care Manager and is able to coordinate your care, help you set goals and manage chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, COPD and depression with an individualized patient centered care plan. Call the office and ask to set up an appointment with her today at our office 810-987-6200!
Autumn is a Certified Physician Assistant and Care Manager who is available four days per week for acute and chronic condition management. Accepting new patients and offering same day appointments for established patients in addition to telehealth when needed. Call the office and ask to schedule an appointment with her at 810-987-6200.
Paula is a Care Manager Pharmacist that is available in our office if you are struggling to pay for your medicines, have any questions about insurance coverage, signing up for medicare Part D, or anything else medication related. She can meet with a patient over the phone or face to face and is available in the office on Monday from 8am-noon. Care Management is here to provide non-judgmental help for all patients at our practice. If you have any questions please call her at 810-987-6200 ext. 7075. You can also call 810-987-6200 ext. 7026 to set up an appointment or if she is not available at the time you call.
Eric "Fixit" Hall
Listen to patients’ feelings and questions and help them make decisions about their care.
Keep treatments, discussions, and records private.
Provide 24-hour access to medical care and same-day appointments whenever possible.
Provide instructions on how to meet patients’ healthcare needs when the office is not open.
Care for patients with the best of the provider’s abilities based on the understanding of current evidence-based practice.
Coordinate plan of care with a Care Manager so patients know what to do when they leave the office.
Give patients clear directions about medicines and other treatments.
Send patients to trusted experts if needed.
Ask questions, share feelings, and be part of the care.
Be honest about history, symptoms, and other important information about personal health.
Tell provider about any changes in personal health and well-being.
Take all medicine and follow provider’s orders.
Make healthy decisions about personal daily habits and lifestyle.
Prepare for and keep scheduled doctor visits. Reschedule visits in advance whenever possible.
Call the office first with all problems, unless it is an emergency.
End every office visit with a clear understanding concerning shared expectations, treatment goals, and future plans.
Bring all medication and herbal supplement bottles to every appointment.