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Oregon's first recognized Patient-Centered Primary Care Home


Mountainview Family Practice
Grants Pass, OR


Dr. Williams at Mountainview Family Practice in Grants Pass.
In Oregon, we know what works for us, especially when it comes to our health and health care. That's why many Oregon clinics already offer, or are beginning to adopt, a patient-centered model of care. And right now, clinics across Oregon can apply to become a recognized primary care home.
 
The Mountainview Family Practice in Grants Pass is the first practice in Oregon to achieve recognition as a Patient-Centered Primary Care Home. The clinic achieved the highest level of recognition a clinic can receive, Tier 3 status.
 
"We saw the opportunity to become recognized for the way we already practice medicine," said Dr. Richard Williams, a family physician in the clinic. Primary care homes evaluate the needs of the people they serve and improve care to meet those needs. "For example, we now have a mental health professional come here regularly to meet with patients," said Dr. Williams.
 
Focusing on prevention also is one of the clinic's top priorities. "We are very proactive about making sure patients schedule follow-up appointments and are up to date on immunizations," said Dr. Williams, "helping keep our patients healthy and out of the hospital."