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Glen Stream, MD, FAAFP, MBI
Dr. Glen Stream, a family physician practicing in La Quinta, California, is past president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He serves as the President and Board Chair of Family Medicine for America’s Health.
Wealth should not make health. Period.
Wealth should not make health. Period.
In America, there is an incontrovertible truth: the richer you are, the healthier you are likely to be.
Uncertainty in healthcare driving DPC growth
Uncertainty in healthcare driving DPC growth
Today, insurance mostly dictates the way we pay for healthcare—from basic primary care to hospital stays and treatment for cancer and other catastrophic illnesses.
To increase access of palliative care, turn to primary care
America is facing an epidemic of chronic illness.
Everyone wins when physicians put patients first
It certainly doesn’t sound like a radical notion, but the idea of putting patients first is creating something of a revolution in healthcare that is lowering costs while delivering high-quality care to millions of Americans.
House calls could be secret weapon to save Medicare
House calls may be making a comeback as a way to cut costs and provide better quality care for the elderly and chronically ill.
We need to solve the family doctor shortage for an aging America
We need to solve the family doctor shortage for an aging America
Are we prepared to meet the healthcare needs of an aging America? The answer, experts agree, is no.
Primary care physicians double down on vaccine rates
Primary care physicians double down on vaccine rates
They’re miracles of modern medicine—vaccines that have seen the virtual eradication of diseases like polio, diphtheria and measles in the United States, and complete eradication of small pox around the world.
How to get patients to grab an apple and ditch the donuts
How to get patients to grab an apple and ditch the donuts
When it comes to nutrition, Americans in droves are ignoring the advice to eat more fruits and vegetables. Instead, we’re eating donuts. Lots of donuts.
Primary care must be the mental health medical home
Primary care must be the mental health medical home
As a primary care physician, my responsibility to my patients goes beyond just caring for their physical well-being. My obligation—professional and ethical—is to treat the whole person and that means attending to their mental health as well.
Primary care best equipped to improve patient behaviors
A troubling new study about the “unhealthy behaviors” of millions of Americans documented a reality that has increasingly become all too familiar to me and the 209,000 other primary care physicians in the United States—more than 25 million adults have at least three behaviors that inevitably lead to poor health.