What Are the Characteristics of a Good Primary Care Physician?
Medical Education
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Medical Education
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What Are the Characteristics of a Good Primary Care Physician?

StephenSchimpff - June 6, 2014

   PCPs like people. This was true of them long before they started medical school and it will have only blossomed further during training. Ask PCPs, as…

Time: The Impediment to Being a Good Primary Care Doctor
Business
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Business
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Time: The Impediment to Being a Good Primary Care Doctor

StephenSchimpff - May 29, 2014

   Did you get more than a few minutes with your doctor at your last visit? Probably not. Why not? Not enough time. The primary care physician…

The Doctor’s Customer Is the Insurer: Shouldn’t It Be the Patient?
Business
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Business
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The Doctor’s Customer Is the Insurer: Shouldn’t It Be the Patient?

StephenSchimpff - May 13, 2014

   You the patient are really not the customer of your primary care physician. Since the insurer will determine whether and how much the physician will be paid for…

The Paradox in American Healthcare
Business
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Business
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The Paradox in American Healthcare

StephenSchimpff - May 7, 2014

   We have a real paradox in American healthcare. On the one hand we have exceptionally well educated and well trained providers who are committed to our…

Lack of Listening Is the Core Problem in American Health Care
Diagnostics
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Diagnostics
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Lack of Listening Is the Core Problem in American Health Care

StephenSchimpff - April 17, 2014

The Crisis in Primary Care – Part 4 The Crisis in Primary Care – Part 4There is and will be a need for many more primary care…

Why Is There a Critical Shortage of Primary Care Physicians?
Hospital Administration
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Hospital Administration
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Why Is There a Critical Shortage of Primary Care Physicians?

StephenSchimpff - April 8, 2014

   Primary care physicians (PCPs) are becoming extinct.  It’s true. Not many medical students choose primary care as their career path. Older PCPs are retiring early. Many…

Causes of the Crisis in Primary Care
Business
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Business
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Causes of the Crisis in Primary Care

StephenSchimpff - April 2, 2014

The Crisis in Primary Care – Part 2  The Crisis in Primary Care – Part 2 Primary care physicians (PCPs) have too little time per patient which means…

The Meaning and Depth of the Primary Care Crisis
Finance
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Finance
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The Meaning and Depth of the Primary Care Crisis

StephenSchimpff - March 25, 2014

The Crisis in Primary Care – Part 1 of a Series The Crisis in Primary Care – Part 1 of a SeriesThe primary care physician (PCP) should…

How Many Patients Should a Primary Care Physician Care For?
Business
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Business
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How Many Patients Should a Primary Care Physician Care For?

StephenSchimpff - February 25, 2014

The answer is probably about 1000 or less. But most primary care physicians (PCPs) have a panel of perhaps 2,500 patients and often more.  Why the dichotomy?As…

Small Businesses and the Not-So-Affordable Care Act
Business
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Business
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Small Businesses and the Not-So-Affordable Care Act

StephenSchimpff - December 25, 2013

The Affordable The Affordable Care Act is not so affordable if you own or if you are an employee of a small business. Here is why. Consider…