Shared Decision Making

St. Elizabeth Physicians offers three shared decision-making programs — Tobacco Cessation, Advance Care Planning, and Colorectal Screenings. These programs are designed to help you understand and make choices about your care. At St. Elizabeth Physicians, we believe that when we involve you in your healthcare decisions it results in a higher quality  of care and better health for you

What is Shared Decision Making?

Shared decision making is a collaborative process focused on allowing you and your provider to make decisions together about your healthcare — taking into account scientific evidence, and your values, beliefs and preferences.

Tobacco Cessation

St. Elizabeth Physicians understands that quitting is hard. And we are committed to help you achieve better health through a tobacco-free life, which is why we have compiled a detailed guide with cessation tools and how they impact your life — from cost to side effects. We also have a detailed list of community resources.

Advance Care Planning

While the decisions that need to be made at the end of your life may not be easy or comfortable to talk about, they remain some of the most important decisions you need to make. Your values and beliefs weigh heavily into what decision you make. Advance Care Planning allows you to communicate your wishes about your end of life care to your family, friends and healthcare providers. Talking to those closest now will help make your transition peaceful and ensure your voice is heard.

Colorectal Screenings

Colon cancer is one of the most common cancer diagnoses and one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths. Regular colorectal screenings are the most powerful tool for early detection and treatment, yet 4 out of 10 people in our region do not get screened.

While colonoscopies are the most effective colorectal screening, there are other options. It is important to discuss what option is right for you with your primary care providers.