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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

When you have to go there: The medical home

Robert Frost wrote, "Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."

The medical home is being highly touted. But be careful: some are much homier than others. One key consideration should be their evening and weekend hours. If they're not open for you then, they're not a home by Robert Frost's definition.

In the Boston area, Westwood-Mansfield Pediatrics, for example, offers visits until 8 pm on four weekdays, and is open on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Read another story on the medical home.

Thanks to Dr. Lester Hartman for the source interview.

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