Grand Valley Family Health Center Medical Team
Welcome to your Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). As the first organization in Michigan to be recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for PCMH, GVFHC offers a wide variety of personal and family wellness services. Below is a brief summary of our Medical Team, along with services, which make GVFHC unique and allow you to experience the better side of healthcare.
At Grand Valley Family Health Center, we have many types of health care professionals that work together to make sure you receive the very best in overall health care.
Grand Valley's Medical Team consists of multiple disciplines:
Family Physicians are uniquely qualified specialists in family medicine who manage the health care needs of you and your family. GVFHC Family Physicians have completed a three-year residency program, which gives them extensive training in pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, internal medicine, surgery, and community medicine. All GVFHC Family Physicians are board certified. Family Medicine is a medical specialty that requires re-certification every six years. Certification is attained by passing a written exam.
Physician Assistants & Nurse Practitioners
Both Physician Assistants (PA) and Nurse Practitioners (NP) are college educated medical professionals. They are trained in basic medical and clinical sciences and have met strict education and certification requirements. At Grand Valley, the PA’s and NP’s work under the close supervision of the Family Physician. They are able to diagnose and treat common medical problems as well as manage the stable phases of chronic conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes. They write prescriptions and do basic health assessments and medical work-ups.
Nursing Staff Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) are professional members of your medical health care team. Whether you have a medical condition or just want to keep well, they are specially trained to answer your health related questions, help you get the care you need when you need it, and provide you with personal, customer-centered care. Likewise, Medical Assistants (MA) are also specially trained to make your visit to your Family Health Center as comfortable as possible. Their duties include preparing you for your visit, taking your blood pressure, and bringing you to the examining room. They also assist with procedures, perform laboratory tests, and give immunizations.
Good health involves both physical and mental well-being. Grand Valley Health Coaches are part of your Family Health Center team. They provide a variety of services to assist you in improving your overall health and quality of life. Our Health Coaches have a variety of expertise in behavioral health, nutrition, and life-style change strategies. They will assist you in goal-setting and problem solving.