Your Health Care Partner
How can we work together to improve your health?
You can rely on us to provide the evidence-based medicine, information and support you need to make fully informed care decisions at every phase of your life, in sickness and in health. In turn, we rely on you to provide the input and collaboration that will help us help you.
We are here as your medical home base, with the people, programs and unique partnership that will empower you and your family to achieve better health.
Partnering with your primary care physician
We offer the following tools and tips to help you get the best care possible with your Primary Care Physician.
Preparing for Your Appointment
You want to get the most benefit from a doctor's appointment, and the physician wants to focus his or her medical knowledge on maintaining or improving your health. To help your physician, you can do some things to prepare for your visit:
- Make a list of your medications and any over-the-counter vitamins or drugs you take.
- Report your symptoms as accurately as possible. Bring a list of your concerns to optimize the time you spend with your doctor.
- Bring your insurance card or information. As a courtesy to our patients, we will submit bills to your insurance company. You may need to contact your insurance company if you have questions about benefits or covered charges.
Accept your important role in this partnership. Follow your doctor's recommendations and tell the doctor when you cannot. Print the Ask Me 3™ appointment checklist from the Partnership for Clear Health Communication to help you prepare for an appointment.
Advantages of a Methodist Physicians Clinic Provider.
Methodist Health System is home to more than 99 Primary Care Physicians in 16 clinics across SW Iowa and Omaha metropolitan area. The partnership between the Methodist Physicians Clinic locations and the Methodist Health System hospitals provides unique benefits to you and your health care
Quick, Informed Decisions Based on Your Complete History.
Methodist Health System has invested in electronic medical records throughout its clinic and hospital locations. When you are seen at one of our facilities, your care team can view your complete record 24/7, including your history, medication lists, images and test results.
Hospitalists Assure On-Site Acute Care.
Methodist Physicians Clinics provides special doctors on site at our hospitals. These physicians, called hospitalists, practice only in the hospital and work with your physician to monitor your condition, order tests and make treatment decisions that will help you get well faster, resulting in shorter hospital stays. Read more about the importance of hospitalists to patients.
Partnering when you are hospitalized
Your rights and responsibilities as a patient
Methodist Hospital respects the basic rights of patients to personal dignity and independent decision-making regarding their care. Methodist Hospital is providing explanation of patient rights and responsibilities to assist in maintaining good relationships with our patients.
Learn About Your Rights & Responsiblities as a Patient in our Patient & Visitor Guide
Watch the Patient Safety and Medication History programs from Emmi. Emmi education programs help people understand and get involved in their health care. These programs inform you on what you can do before, during and after your hospital stay to keep yourself safe and keep your health care provider informed about your medical history.
Advance DirectivesAdults who are capable of making health care decisions have the right to accept or refuse medical treatment. Patients admitted to the hospital receive Information designed to help them understand choices in advance of treatment. You may wish to discuss these matters with your family, close friends, clergy, doctors and attorneys before deciding your preference.
Upfront pricing information
Most people like to know the price they will pay for goods and services, and at Methodist, we provide our patients with as much upfront pricing information as possible. At a time when your focus should be on care and recovery, we want to relieve any concerns you may have about insurance coverage, out-of-pocket costs, payment options and management of your health care expenses.
Use our CarePricer© to calculate the cost of your procedure