Of all the events and journeys in my life – medical school, residency, practice, kids, marriage – THE toughest and most stressful has been dealing with the special educational system. And if it was that bad an experience for me, with all my knowledge and experience, imagine what it is like for everyone else. That is the fire behind my passion to improve the lives of families with members who have disabilities.
“Medical Home” is a concept that embodies coordinated, comprehensive and family-centered care. Our greatest partners in the Medical Home are our patients and their families. What I’ve found throughout my years as a pediatrician is that there are a number of families who have navigated systems of care for their own children with special health care needs. And they have wisdom and knowledge of resources that I find remarkable. Those are my “Plus” parents. Those are the parents who help us out within the Medical Home, to connect families with the services that their kids require.