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    Family Practice Associates of Orange Park Earns National Recognition For Patient-Centered Care

    Last updated 3 days ago

    The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) recently announced that Family Practice Associates of Orange Park, with locations in Orange Park, Fleming Island, Middleburg and Jacksonville, has received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long?term, participative relationships.

    The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home is a model of primary care that combines teamwork and information technology to improve care, improve patients’ experience of care and reduce costs. Medical homes foster ongoing partnerships between patients and their personal clinicians, instead of approaching care as the sum of episodic office visits. Each patient’s care is overseen by clinician-led care teams that coordinate treatment across the health care system. Research shows that medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patient and provider reported experiences of care.

    “NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition raises the bar in defining high-quality care by emphasizing access, health information technology and coordinated care focused on patients,” said NCQA President Margaret E. O’Kane. “Recognition shows that Family Practice Associates of Orange Park has the tools, systems and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time. 

    To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, Family Practice Associates of Orange Park demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. NCQA standards aligned with the joint principles of the Patient-Centered Medical Home established with the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Osteopathic Association.

    To find clinicians and their practices with NCQA PCMH Recognition, visit

    Spotlight on Our Pediatric ED and Teddy Bear Clinic

    Last updated 7 days ago

    Your children are among the most important people in your life, and thus deserve high-quality healthcare. When searching for an Orange Park healthcare provider for your child, you need to consider a number of factors, including each facility’s staff, equipment, and space. Orange Park Medical Center strives to provide outstanding healthcare services in an environment that’s welcoming for children. Whether your child requires emergency care or ongoing care, consider bringing him or her to Orange Park Medical Center.

    Courteous Staff

    The doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals at our Pediatric ED are great at what they do. Our nurses are all trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and our ED physicians are all board-certified. The doctors and nurses at Orange Park Medical Center aren’t just skilled in medicine—they also have a great bedside manner. Our medical professionals will ensure that your child is comfortable during his or her entire stay.  

    Welcoming Environment

    Our facility has newly refurbished maternity rooms and 10 brand-new Pediatric ED treatment rooms. We’ve put forth considerable effort to make our treatment areas as welcoming to children as possible. We will also be holding a Teddy Bear Clinic for families with children 13 and under. Our youngest patients can tour our facilities while enjoying treats, games, face-painting, and more. Each child who attends receives his or her own teddy bear upon arrival.

    To learn more about the Pediatric ED at Orange Park Medical Center, please call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (904) 297-3525. You can also see our facility for yourself by coming to our Teddy Bear Clinic on Saturday, September 27 from 10am to 2pm.    

    Stroke Recovery Is a Lifelong Process

    Last updated 14 days ago

    When you have a stroke, after the initial crisis has passed, it’s time to turn your attention to recovery. For most stroke survivors, that means learning a new way of living. Orange Park Medical Center’s Stroke Center is here to support you as you adjust to life after a stroke and work towards achieving recovery goals. Here is a look at what you can expect.

    In-Patient Rehabilitation

    For most stroke survivors, the first step in recovery is in-patient rehabilitation. The type of rehabilitation you need depends on which part of the brain was affected by the stroke and how extensive the damage was. At Orange Park Medical Center, we provide physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy as needed. Your neurologist will work closely with your rehabilitation team to make a recovery plan for you. During this time, you will also re-learn basic skills, such as eating and dressing, if needed.

    Out-Patient Rehabilitation

    The rehabilitation you have while you’re an in-patient will continue when you’re out of the hospital. The types of services you need depends on the progress you made during your hospital stay. When you leave the hospital, you may also need in-home care services, especially if you’re not mobile and your family can’t commit to full-time care giving. Over time, these needs may decline.

    Stroke Prevention

    After having a stroke, your risk of having another one is increased. There are many things you can do to control that risk, however. Your doctor may recommend dietary and lifestyle changes, such as cutting your salt intake and quitting smoking. You may also need to take medications, such as blood thinners, to cut your risk.

    Stroke care and recovery starts in the emergency room at Orange Park Medical Center. We are the only Primary Stroke Center in Clay County and we have received the American Heart/Stroke Association Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus, Target: Stroke Honor Roll Achievement Award. Learn more about all of the services at our Orange Park Medical Center by calling (904) 297-3525. 

    Common Reasons People Visit the Emergency Room

    Last updated 21 days ago

    For an emergency room doctor, no two days are the same. Patients walk into the ER for everything from chest pain to a cut finger. However, while the emergency room sees patients experiencing just about every medical malady imaginable, there are some complaints that are more common in the ER than others. Here are some of the most typical reasons people seek emergency care.

    Chest pain is one of the top reasons people go to the emergency room, and for good reason. Although having chest pain doesn’t necessarily mean you’re having a heart attack, if you are, fast treatment counts. People also head to the ER for severe headaches, intense abdominal distress, excessive bleeding, burns, and broken bones. Emergency room physicians and nurses are trained to cope with this wide range of medical needs quickly and efficiently.

    If you think you’re experiencing a medical emergency, come to the emergency room at Orange Park Medical Center right away. It’s always better to get the care you need than to second-guess your symptoms. Visit our website to see our current emergency room wait time or call our Orange Park hospital at (904) 297-3525. 

    Children's Teddy Bear Clinic - September 27

    Last updated 27 days ago

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