Primary Care

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Repairing the Patient-Physician Relationship

There’s a good reason for the intensifying desire to shift more responsibility to primary care physicians. Studies conclusively show that when primary care handles the bulk of patient care, good things happen. But as we march toward patient-centered medical homes and increased physician responsibility, the unrelenting challenges of physician shortages and shrinking reimbursements have taken … Continue reading

Delivering Wellness in 30 Minutes or Less?

The average American spends 30 minutes with a doctor each year. That’s hardly enough time to deliver effective wellness and prevention. Physicians who want to thrive in a system that is quickly moving from volume to value must find ways to advance their capabilities in wellness and prevention and proactively support patients between visits. Continue reading

Shutting Down the Assembly Line

Too often today, average, traditional doctor practices are forced to run like assembly lines – squeezing patients into impersonal visits, failing to catch disease early before it becomes a problem, and lacking the ability to support patients in-between office visits, especially in critical areas of health like nutrition, fitness, and well-being. Continue reading

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