The big elephant in the room in health care is our dramatically high medical costs. Indeed, you can read almost everywhere about why they are so high, and what we can do from a more “global” perspective to address them. But when we consider the influence that primary care providers have on individual cost decisions, … More How can we assist primary care providers in decreasing health costs?
by Theadora Sakata It is graduation time in Residency Land, and my time as a family medicine trainee is coming to a close. I am off to the Eastern time zone for a fellowship in sports medicine and find myself in a position common to many geographically mobile members of today’s workforce: a patient in … More How does a Family Physician pick a primary care physician?
by Karly Pippitt I will not cut for stone, even for patients in whom the disease is manifest; I will leave this operation to be performed by practitioners, specialists in this art. -Hippocratic oath While Hippocrates recognized early on that medicine was complicated enough to necessitate specialists, medicine has advanced far beyond what he could … More Primary Care: The Future Of Health Care