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Where is the future of primary care headed?While the transition may be rocky, primary care physicians are poised to take a leading role as care models change
Here is the PCP crisis solution and it's simple
Here is the PCP crisis solution and it's simpleThere is a primary care crisis in the United States. We know it because patients only get 8-12 minutes with their primary care physician (PCP) who interrupts them within about 18 seconds and never fully listens to them. Patients are sent for tests, given a prescription or referred to the specialist even though the PCP could—with more time—have figured out the problem without a test, prescription or referral.
Tips for understanding how doctors are compensated
Tips for understanding how doctors are compensatedMany doctors emerge from their medical training with little knowledge of what and how they are paid. It seems counterintuitive that, after such extensive education, physicians still need to learn about something so fundamental that will affect the rest of their professional lives.
Lunch is for losersTaking a customer service approach to practicing medicine means happier patients and physicians
Your voice: Mostashari’s DPC take is ‘absurd’
Locum tenens offers wellpaying change of pace workAttractive to early- and late-career physicians as well as those with nomadic streak
Top 10 challenges facing physicians in 2017
Top 10 challenges facing physicians in 2017For the fourth consecutive year, Medical Economics reveals its list of obstacles physicians will face in the coming year and, more importantly, how to overcome them.
Physician predictions for 2017
Physician predictions for 2017Physicians from across the nation look into the future to predict what the coming year might bring for healthcare.
Key considerations for implementing a chronic care management programCare for chronically ill patients represents the most expensive segment of Medicare, with more than 93% of spending going to those with multiple chronic conditions.
Scrambling to make a meaningful connectionIt’s more difficult than ever to connect with patients. One physician explains why its worth the effort.