Our physician-led, team-based approach to healthcare is the foundation of the patient-centered medical home. Nurse care managers work closely with all of the providers on a patient's team to meet the gamut of needs – medical, social, and financial. The goal is to keep community members healthy and out of the hospital.
From medical assistants and primary care physicians to diabetes educators and mental health professionals, a customized care team is formed for each patient, depending on his or her needs.
Care teams build relationships with patients, making it their mission to ensure people understand how to navigate their healthcare. Our teams track disease patterns, teach proper medication usage, schedule preventive screenings, assist in finding financial resources, and more.
Knowing that one in eight women is at risk for developing breast cancer, Medical Assistant Samantha Clayton of GBMC at Hunt Manor repeatedly called and left voicemails for Debra, a patient who was long overdue for a mammogram. Like many patients, Debra was resistant and didn't think she needed the screening. Finally, after many attempts by Samantha, Debra made the appointment. Debra was diagnosed with breast cancer, but thanks to Samantha's tenacity, it was still at an early and treatable stage. It's very likely those persistent calls by her care team member saved Debra's life.
Patients of GBMC primary care are able to meet with a Certified Diabetes Educator in any of the participating primary care locations.
To us, advanced primary care is about much more than your physical health. That's why we've teamed up with leaders in the industry to create Sheppard Pratt Integrated Behavioral Health at GBMC Health Partners. Mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, licensed social workers, and behavioral health and substance use consultants, are part of the primary care team. Through our partnerships with Sheppard Pratt Health System, Mosaic Community Services, and Kolmac Outpatient Centers, GBMC has the resources to proactively address a wide range of disorders and diseases including anxiety, depression, addiction, autism, schizophrenia, and more.
At GBMC HealthCare, we're working to deliver well-coordinated care for you and your family. With MyChart at GBMC, it doesn't matter if you're at work, on the road, or at home, you will have secure, 24-hour access to your health information.
For patients who are new to a provider. If you've never seen this provider before, even if you're already a MyChart at GBMC user, this is the option for you.
For patients who are registered MyChart at GBMC users and have seen the provider in the last 3 years.
For patients who would rather do things the old fashioned way! Call our physician referral line and let them know the physician's name or location you'd prefer to visit.
Through capacity building and program expansion, one of Maryland's largest private foundations has enabled GBMC to bring essential primary care services to the residents and alumni of the nonprofit, Helping Up Mission, as well as the surrounding Jonestown community, filling a void long open and needing to be addressed.
Individuals with chronic illnesses, behavioral health issues and personal barriers to accessing good healthcare don't always know where to turn. Often, the Emergency Department is the most convenient way to get care when they need it, but it doesn't truly help them get well. GBMC's new Complex Care Team does.
Dr. Kevin Ferentz, Chairman of Family Medicine at GBMC Health Partners, discusses summertime health concerns - sunburns, ticks, and more!
Learn tips for the proper way to apply sunscreen on kids during this BMORE Lifestyle interview with Dr. Rachel Plotnick, GBMC Pediatrician.