Integrative Patient-Centered Care – Who Cares?

Does it matter to providers if they perform patient-centered care? I would think so… and hope so. I know, as a patient, it matters to me. I want to know that my medical information is being shared and talked with amongst my providers. I want to hear from my provider about new ideas and options for better nutrition, stress relief, intimacy and sleep, not only given another brochure and weblink as they rush to the next patient. I also think it’s important that I understand I’m receiving the best collaborative care and my doctors agree on my treatment and diagnosis. Explain it to me three different ways till I get it. Right??