We built our practice with you in mind!
Life is busy enough without feeling like your health care is just one more thing to do. At Family Medicine Care, Saxony (formerly Olio Road Family Care), we want your personal health care to be a great experience—where you feel like a person and friend, not just a patient.
Family Medicine Care, Saxony is a practice in Fishers that is built around small town values like friendliness, personal attention and time. We understand the challenges of juggling jobs, children, school and activities—because we do it too. We are a part of this community. You’re likely to see us at the hardware store, the soccer field, or the local grocery. And we hope you do, because we’re in this together.
Welcome to your patient-centered medical home!
We have achieved Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)! The three-year recognition took effect in June, 2014. What is a patient-centered medical home? It’s a model of care where you will have greater access to your personal doctor who coordinates your care through all stages of life, no matter your age or specific needs. In a patient-centered medical home, YOU are the center of the healthcare team. Your team is headed by your primary care doctor and includes all the healthcare specialists who help coordinate your care. All team members communicate through a shared electronic medical record system called MyChart, which you can also access to review your health history, check test results, and more. As partners, you and your healthcare team share responsibility to ensure you receive the best possible healthcare. Learn more about a patient-centered medical home >>
Colon cancer prevention
It has been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We believe this to be true. As a part of your continuing care, you need to have a physical with your family physician once a year. The American Cancer Society and Academy of Family Physicians recommends that you get a colorectal screening every 10 years after age 50. One method of screening is colonoscopy. Colon cancer is highly treatable. If colon cancer is found and treated early, the 5-year survival rate is 90%. But because many people are not getting tested, only 39% of cases are diagnosed at this early stage when treatment is so successful. To learn more, please visit http://gutcheck.nci.nih.gov/.
Adolescents face many awkward changes and challenges with school, sports, hormones, emotions, etc. We recommend annual physicals for adolescents to evaluate their physical and emotional growth and development, and we help screen them for the many social changes they are going through in their lives. Please call us today to set up a physical appointment for your child.
One in five high schoolers misuses prescription drugs
Twenty percent of high-school students have taken a prescription medication that was not prescribed by a physician, according to new CDC data. According to the findings, which came from the 2009 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, white students were most likely to misuse prescription drugs (23%), followed by Hispanics (17.2%) and blacks (11.8%). Improper drug use “increased steadily” from freshman year to senior year, according to MedPage Today. Boys and girls misused prescription drugs at similar rates (20%), while 72% of students reported using alcohol, the study found. The study authors say that educational and policy programs should be strengthened to warn teenagers about the risks of misusing prescription medication (Neale, MedPage Today, 6/3; Reinberg, Health Day, 6/3).
Health Care Innovations Exchange
The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's comprehensive program is intended to accelerate the development and adoption of innovations in health care delivery. This program supports AHRQ's mission to improve the safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity of care.
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