AAFP: Health is Primary Tour Kickoff Highlights Washington State Innovators

Success Cited in Integrated Care, New Payment Options and Expanding Family Medicine Pipeline March 23, 2015 03:00 pm (AAFP) Chris Crawford Seattle – In areas of the country with more primary care doctors per capita, death rates from cancer, heart disease and stroke are lower and people are less likely to be hospitalized. That is why Family Medicine for America’s Health,(fmahealth.org) a partnership of eight … Continue reading AAFP: Health is Primary Tour Kickoff Highlights Washington State Innovators

Advocates push for direct primary care model as solution to rising health care costs

By Jay Greene MARCH 22, 2015 – Family physician John Blanchard, M.D., has been pushing the direct primary care service concept of concierge medicine for more than 14 years through his Premier Private Physicians PLC office in Troy. As a private physician who doesn’t bill health insurers for services, Blanchard sells subscriptions for primary care services to patients, mostly executives, at about $200 per month. … Continue reading Advocates push for direct primary care model as solution to rising health care costs

NORMAN: ‘Rx for MD Burnout.’

By Gordon Norman, Population Health Expert MARCH 16, 2015 – Rarely a week goes by that we don’t see alarming media stories about the growing number of physicians who are frustrated, burned out, and/or leaving practice for early retirement or other career pursuits. A 2012 study cited that nearly half of practicing physicians reported at least 1 serious symptom of burnout.[i] Substantial differences in burnout … Continue reading NORMAN: ‘Rx for MD Burnout.’

DPC JOURNAL SPOTLIGHT: Meet Dr. Erinn Harris, New Atlanta Area DPC Practice.

Tyrone Primary Care Physician Offers New Insurance-Free Model that Lowers Employer Benefit Costs, Improves Patient Care ATLANTA, February 18, 2015 — MedFirst Partners (MFP) today announced the Atlanta-area launch of Direct Primary Care (DPC), a flexible, membership-style approach and growing national trend currently offered by more than 4,400 U.S. physicians[1] that provides an affordable, easily accessible, high-quality healthcare option for individuals and employers. Erinn R. … Continue reading DPC JOURNAL SPOTLIGHT: Meet Dr. Erinn Harris, New Atlanta Area DPC Practice.