Hi! If this is the first time visiting my site; Welcome! If you are returning and would like to email me to ask for an appointment, download a form, or check the content links available at this site, Welcome back! (In the future, you’ll be able to check you Personal Health Record and even send me a secure message!)
Whether you know it or not, you are part of a new demographic! Since you are reading this on the Internet, you are one of the nearly 240 million people using the Internet in the United States today. (Only 10 years ago, this number represented ALL the Internet users WORLDWIDE.) And because you are searching for healthcare-related material you are part of a growing number of a sophisticated population that is taking advantage of Health 2.0 – a social network approach to healthcare delivery that is centered around you – the patient. Traditional thinking about the caregiver being the center of the healthcare system is rapidly eroding and tools like the Internet are making it possible for your questions to be answered from a variety of sources and resources and through a variety of media. The challenge is sifting through all the information in order to make a good and informed decision.
My practice is founded on three principles or core values. Those values are:
- Clinical expertise
- Respect for each client's autonomy
On my website you can see what’s new at my practice. It’s also a place to find helpful information like what insurances I accept and what forms you’ll need to complete. Over time, I will create an electronic Personal Health Record (PHR) for you. It will be provided free of charge and will be a place where you can find your test results, vaccines, and progress notes. You’ll also be able to inform me of new meds you may be taking. Soon, you will be able to send me secure messages. Your care has to be a partnership between us both. For some people, it’s difficult to trust other people. My promise to you is that if we work together, you’ll get a better outcome than if we work separately. My goal is for you to be well not just some of the time but ALL of the time.
So welcome to our practice. I look forward to seeing you soon even if it’s just to say Hello!
Joy Elwell, DNP, FNP, Board Certified