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How behavioral health fits in with medical home

Our promise at Affinity Medical Home is to treat the “whole” person. This is done by providing holistic treatment that addresses ALL aspects of our patients’ health in a manner that positively supports our patients and helps to identify barriers that get in the way of effectively managing their chronic illnesses.

Our mental health has a direct effect on our physical health. If this a new concept for you, look in the mirror and ask yourself: Is my head separate from my body or is it directly attached? The point I’m making is that both our mental and physical health concerns needs to be evaluated and treated simultaneously, even though they’ve been viewed and treated as separate issues for decades. There also has been (and continues to be) stigma surrounding the presence of mental health issues, which discourages many people from accessing treatment. Continue Reading »

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