Nimkee Medical Clinic
Nimkee Medical Clinic became accredited through Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) as a Patient
Centered Medical Home in May 2014 and has been participating in the Indian Health Services "Improving Patient
Care" (IPC), a National initiative to assist I.H.S. sites and Tribes to become a Patient Centered Medical Home
Patient Centered Medical Home
A Patient Centered Medical Home is a new concept of health care that is focused on the patient and family to provide comprehensive
quality health care through a team approach. A Medical Home is called a "home" because we want your clinic to
be the first place you think of for your medical care. Nimkee Medical Clinic has established health care teams
to help improve coordination and continuity, to improve access to care, and to provide health care that is patient/family
centered, compassionate and delivered in a culturally effective manner.
Primary Care Provider (PCP):
Every patient is assigned to a Primary Care Provider (PCP). A PCP can be a Physician, a Physician Assistant or a Family Nurse
Practitioner. Our goal is that you will see your PCP at least 60% of the time when you visit the Medical Clinic
for an appointment. If you call for an appointment and your PCP does not have an appointment available or is
out of the office, we will try to schedule you with another provider on their care team. The provider you see
will communicate to your PCP about your visit and health care findings to ensure continuity of your care.
We encourage our patients to select a provider of their choice and one who they feel comfortable with. During your care at
Nimkee, if you would like to change PCP's, please ask the nursing staff and they will provide you with a form
to request a change in provider.
Nimkee established two Care Teams, the Purple team and the Blue team. Each team consists of one or two Physicians, a Physician
Assistant, and 2-3 LPN's or MA's. By establishing care teams, patients are able to establish a trusting and professional
relationship with their Primary Care Provider (PCP) and the members of their care team. The care team is able
to get to know you and your family on a more personal level, and through improved coordination and continuity
of care they can provide the best possible health care to meet your needs. We encourage our patients to be an
active member of their care team.
|Prem Barry Kissoondial, M.D.
||Jamie Recker, RMA
|Marisa Gross, M.D.
||Amy Wittenbach, LPN
|Angela Asa, PA-C
||Sara Alexander, CMA
|Deborah Eisenmann, M.D.
||Leah Carmody, LPN
|Shelley Frantz, PA-C
||Jan Fortino, LPN
If you do not have a primary care provider or are not sure, please call the Medical Clinic front desk at 989-775-4679 for
- Ask questions, share your feelings and be part of your care.
- Be honest about your history, symptoms, and other important information about your health.
- Tell your Provider about any changes in your health and wellbeing.
- Take all medicine and follow your provider's advice, call before discontinuing any medications.
- Make healthy decisions about your daily habits and lifestyle.
- Prepare for and keep scheduled visits or cancel/reschedule visits at least 24 hours before the appointment.
- Call your Provider first with all problems, unless it is a medical emergency.
- Participate in decision making in conjunction with your Provider to set self-management plans and goals.
- Explain disease, treatments, and results in an easy to understand way.
- Listen to your concerns and questions to help you make decisions about your care.
- Keep treatments, discussions, and records private.
- Provide 24 hour access to medical care and same day appointments with one of our medical providers whenever possible.
- Provide instructions on how to meet your healthcare needs when the office is not open.
- Give you clear directions about medicines and other treatments.
- Send you to trusted experts and specialists, if needed.
- End every visit with clear instructions about expectations, treatment goals, and future plans.