Person-Centered HealthCare: Medical Schools’ Efforts to Address Primary Care Needs
Medical Education
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Medical Education
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Person-Centered HealthCare: Medical Schools’ Efforts to Address Primary Care Needs

Casey Tilton - May 3, 2013

According to the results of the AAMC’s Center for Workforce Studies 2012 Medical School Enrollment Survey, the nation is on track for a 30 percent increase in…

Tipping Point: Are Private Practice Doctors Becoming Extinct?
Business
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Business
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Tipping Point: Are Private Practice Doctors Becoming Extinct?

Lonnie Hirsch - April 27, 2013

The ongoing migration by doctors from private practice (self-employment) to working for a hospital or health system appears to have passed a tipping point, and many physicians…

More Physicians Entering Primary Care, But Not Enough
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More Physicians Entering Primary Care, But Not Enough

Brad Wright - March 20, 2013

Last Friday, March 15th, was “match day,” the day when medical students who are preparing to graduate find out where they have been matched for their residencies.…

Same Day Doctor Appointments?  Read the Fine Print
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Business
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Same Day Doctor Appointments? Read the Fine Print

Michael Kirsch - February 4, 2013

   Cleveland and northeast Ohio are not hospitable to private practice medicine.  I should know.  I’m one of them.  Private practice is fading as health care reform…

Business
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Who Will Save the Independent Physicians?

DavidEWilliams - February 2, 2013

The Wall Street Journal is my favorite newspaper, but its Op-Ed page is not the place to turn to for sober, non-partisan analysis. So I was only…

Medical Education
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Medical School Debt and Primary Care

DavidEWilliams - January 8, 2013

I woke up today and found a weird headline in my inbox: “Med School Debt May Push Docs to Primary Care.” It struck me as weird because…

Medical Education
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Primary Care Shortage? It’s Time to Examine Medical Education in the US

Kevin Campbell - December 25, 2012

   When I was in medical school in the 1990s, students were given a bleak picture of the life of a subspecialist. We were told that there…

Business
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Primary Care Does Not Need To Be Expensive

StephenSchimpff - October 23, 2012

Are you a frustrated patient because you get little time with your physician each visit? Are you a frustrated physician who would like to spend more time…

Policy & Law
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Strengthening Primary Care With A New Professional Congress

Brian Klepper - October 2, 2012

   Three months ago a post on this blog argued that America’s primary care associations, societies and membership groups have splintered into narrowly-focused specialties. Individually and together, they have…

Business
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The Wrong Battles

Brian Klepper - September 21, 2012

   This week the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) issued a new report describing its vision of primary care’s future. Not surprisingly, the report talks about medical homes, with patient-centered,…