Later this summer, WMHS will bring a Diabetic Medical Home concept to fruition. We will centralize all outpatient services for the diabetic community at WMHS. We will provide group and individualized coaching, mentoring and teaching by nurse practitioners to our patients. Dietitians, pharmacists, social workers, psychologists and care coordinators will also coordinate care with primary care physicians and specialists.
Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions among the elderly and the middle aged in our community. The concept of our diabetic medical home is a much needed health and wellness initiative, and it is also one that will truly benefit our region.