Physicians and health policy experts say the pandemic is accelerating efforts to restructure primary care — which accounts for about half the nation’s doctor visits every year — and put it on a firmer financial footing.Read More »
American Medical Students Less Likely To Choose To Become Primary Care Doctors
Despite hospital systems and health officials calling out the need for more primary care doctors, graduates of U.S. medical schools are becoming less likely to ...Read More »
Primary Care Doctors ‘Not Doing Enough’ To Curb STDs
Julie Lopez, 21, has been tested regularly for sexually transmitted diseases since she was a teenager. But when Lopez first asked her primary care doctor ...Read More »
Millennials Often Spurn The ‘Family Doctor’ Model For Convenience, Fast Service Options
Calvin Brown doesn’t have a primary care doctor — and the peripatetic 23-year-old doesn’t want one. Since his graduation last year from the University of ...Read More »
Are You And Your Primary Care Doc Ready To Talk About Your DNA?
If you have a genetic mutation that increases your risk for a treatable medical condition, would you want to know? For many people the answer ...Read More »
Even With Nearby Retail Clinics, Patients More Likely To Go To E.R.
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News Even if there’s a retail health clinic less than a 10-minute drive away, consumers are just as likely to go ...Read More »
Is Your Doctor Enabling Your Addiction To Pain Pills?
By Dr. Indra Cidambi Primary care practitioners may inadvertently be enabling individuals with substance use disorders or causing others to become addicted to prescription medications. ...Read More »
New Obamacare Perk: Free doctor visits
Health insurers in several big cities will take some pain out of doctor visits this year — the financial kind. They’ll offer free visits to primary ...Read More »
End Of Medicare Bonus Program Will Cut Pay To Primary Care Doctors
Many primary care practitioners will be a little poorer next year because of the expiration of a health law program that has been paying them a 10 ...Read More »
Significant Shortfall of Physicians Projected for 2025
(HealthDay News) — The expected shortfall of physicians is projected to reach about 46,000 to 90,000 by 2025, according to a study conducted by IHS ...Read More »