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The Family Centered Medical Home is Key to Pediatric Health

The Family Centered Medical Home is Key to Pediatric Health

On a clear fall day in October of 2004, Bridget Lane took her new daughter Mary Alice to see her pediatrician.  She was a fussy 7-week-old that did not want to grow.  The reason for her lack of growth was quickly identified as an inability to digest and absorb the fat in her formula.  This was just one complication of a disease called Cystic Fibrosis.  Mary Alice’s parents are now experts in Cystic Fibrosis and the care of a child with a complex, chronic disease.  This is because of their exceptional dedication to Mary Alice and a medical care delivery structure called “the Family Centered Medical Home.”  This structure has been at the backbone of the care of children for over 40 years...