When you and your family need excellent, quality health care close to home, choose John C. Lincoln Physician Network. We are honored to take care of your family's ongoing health care needs.
John C. Lincoln Physician Network offers patient-centered health care designed to empower patients and help them understand and manage their health successfully.
Our Model Of Care
John C. Lincoln's Physician Network provides a continuous healing relationship with our patients. We have developed a team approach that includes the patient, their family, the primary care physician and other medical care providers who all communicate with each other and work together so the patient's health is the best it can be.
Our patient-centered care approach creates an environment where a medical team led by a primary care physician establishes a relationship with the patient, their family, values, medical history and medical needs. Bolstered by a single electronic medical record encompassing all of their history, diagnoses and care, the medical team can literally meet the patients' needs before they ask.
Your primary care provider is responsible for coordinating all your health care needs. Selecting a primary care provider is an important health decision as they are the main source for:
- Preventive health and chronic health condition management.
- Care coordination when you need to be referred to a specialist or hospital.
- Working in partnership with you to serve as your medical home base to manage and coordinate all your medical needs over a period of time.
How To Choose A Primary Care Provider
Assess your personal health needs: Do you need chronic medical condition management? Do you just need an annual wellness check up? These factors can determine how you choose your physician. Primary care physicians can include family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and pediatrics.
Review physician credentials: You can search online or call the practice and ask if the physician you are looking to choose is board-certified, if the physician works for a group or individual practice, what the physician's personality is like and how long they have been practicing. It is important to assess these questions to have the best patient/physician relationship as possible.
Consider where the office is located: The most convenient locations for most people are close to home or close to work. Other things to consider are the days and times they are open and if they offer walk-in, same-day or next-day appointments.
Find out if the provider/office uses electronic health records (EHRs): Personal electronic health records allow easier access to important health information quickly. These secure online records also allow you to view test results conveniently, request prescription refills, schedule appointments, and manage family member records (upon approval).
Health insurance: Make sure you choose a physician or practice that is in network with your current health plan. Review your plan each year during open enrollment to ensure physician is a participating provider on your insurance plan from year to year.