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Primary Care Physicians

What You Need to Know About Primary Care Physicians

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

If you haven't already, you will someday see a primary care doctor (PCP). It's practically unavoidable. The reason for this self-declared truth is that PCPs are the shape shifters of medicine, assuming various roles at different stages of an adult's life and wellbeing.

The Physician-Patient Relationship

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric Silfen, M.D.

Physicians need to lose the paternal attitude, embrace the new doctor/patient paradigm and gain some new partners who can help us prevent disease, manage big health global concerns (heart disease, cancer, hypertension) and shape a healthier world.

Let's Enhance Patient Care Together: Primary Care Physicians Must Collaborate With Radiologists

Gregory Goldstein, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregory Goldstein, M.D.

At a time when patients are craving more personalized care and search engines are providing "diagnoses" that are all too often incorrect, this sort of collaboration among physicians is essential to maintaining a first class health care system.

Call Your Doctor... on a Rotary Phone

Tom Deegan | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Deegan

Private practices will not disappear, but increasingly they will become a niche to provide good old fashioned service to the generation in the habit of "going to see my doctor," while the more mobile young have already discovered the instant gratification of clinics and particularly the ERs.

Primary Care Is in Crisis

Lydia Dugdale, M.D. | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Lydia Dugdale, M.D.

The insufferable pace of primary care combined with the erosion of the doctor-patient relationship deters young physicians from entering the field. In my graduating class of 30 or so internal medicine trainees, only two of us chose to go into primary care.

A New Form of Health Care Rationing

Steve Jacob | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
Steve Jacob

The new health reform law is expected to create 32 million more insured Americans. However, an insurance card will not mean much to patients without providers to care for them.

Why Medicaid Cuts Harm Us All

Maggie Kozel, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living
Maggie Kozel, M.D.

But it is also a terrible deal for taxpayers. The American taxpayer needs to understand how this Medicaid patient ended up in Randy's office.

Is There A Primary Care Physician Shortage?

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 06.27.2011 | Home

It can sometimes seem impossible to find a primary care physician in your area who’s covered by your insurance, but the issue may be larger than out...

Health Insurance's Bunker Buster

Dave Chase | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Chase

The only way to reform the health care system is to blow it up and start over. I believe that we are going to see something close to a "blow up" this fall.