Patient-centered care is the practice of caring for patients (and their families) in ways that are meaningful and valuable to the individual patient. It includes listening to, informing and involving patients in their care. The IOM (Institute of Medicine) defines patient-centered care as: “Providing care that is respectful of, and responsive to, individual patient preferences, needs and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.
It is a firm belief at Mid-Florida Physicians Group to involve patients in decision-making, recognizing each patient’s individuality, with their own unique values and preferences. Treating patients with dignity, respect and sensitivity to his/her cultural values and autonomy.
We strive to provide a safe and comfortable environment which allows for an open and trusting channel of communication between patients and our health care staff.
Our health care team is always working to improve the quality of care provided at Mid-Florida Physicians Group by staying up to date on all measures of care and keeping in mind the Eight Picker Principles of Patient-Centered Care: