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Primary Care Shortage

The Health Care Revolution You Haven't Heard About

Smita Malhotra, M.D. | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Smita Malhotra, M.D.

Frustrated by insurance regulations, increasing paperwork and limited time to see complicated patients, a group of primary care physicians are leading a movement. It's called direct primary care, and it could change your health.

A Radical Idea to Solve the Primary Care Physician Shortage

Lorie Eber | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

Why not eliminate this anachronistic charade of the general practitioner and use nurse practitioners and physician assistants to fill the gap? This is already happening in rural areas, which sometimes lack even a single primary care physician.

'Inappropriate Use of the ER': An Emergency Physician's Flirtation With the ER

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

Policymakers should be aware that even well-informed patients with good access to primary care need the ER. Legislation should aim to increase availability of primary care, but not penalize for use of emergency services.

Meet Dr. Hadland and Dr. Vassy

Robert Accordino M.D., M.Sc. | Posted 06.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Robert Accordino M.D., M.Sc.

During our primary-care crisis, should the U.S. be using valuable resources to deport Harvard-trained primary-care physicians who want to serve patients and also remain in the same country as their spouses? According to DOMA, it should.

The Primary-Care Shortage: A Crisis In The Making?

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.24.2011 | Healthy Living

Patients living in areas with more primary care physicians have lower death rates and fewer preventable hospitalizations, new research suggests. But a...

Primary Care: We Can Do Better

Dr. Paul Grundy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Paul Grundy

To improve the quality of the health care my wife and our family, and you and your family receive, we need to put the focus back on primary care.