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Direct primary care: The big picture

A med student on the road to practicing in the direct primary care model, Brian Lanier answers the three questions he always hears about the model.

By Brian Lanier

I was honored to be asked to serve on the steering committee for...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Apr 24, 2014 9:16 am EDT

Primary care is cool again

In today's Progress Notes, we launch the first in a three-part series about the fall and rise of primary care.

By Anoop Raman, M.D., M.B.A.

Much of the news we hear about primary care is disheartening at best,...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Apr 22, 2014 1:38 pm EDT

Med student pushes for health disparities training

Based on her own family history, this medical student knows that future physicians need training in health disparities and social determinants of health.

By Tehreem Rehman

When I was growing up, my mother often recounted the...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Apr 17, 2014 10:05 am EDT

Med student urges legislators to support innovative models of care

Seeing firsthand the ways in which primary care and the health care system in general don't work for many of the neediest patients, this med student urges Minnesota legislators to support innovative models of care that will serve patients better and attract more students....
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Apr 15, 2014 11:27 am EDT

For many patients, the best treatment would be time

In an all-too-common patient story that will frustrate any patient or doc who's been there, regular contributor Stephen Schimpff explains what's wrong with primary care through one patient case.

By Stephen Schimpff,...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Apr 10, 2014 1:59 pm EDT

HIPAA does not preclude Hippocratic Oath

In response to a patient case described in a New York Times blog, this family doc explains why listening to all members of a patient's family isn't a violation of privacy and should be the standard of care.

By Jack Westfall,...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Apr 8, 2014 11:08 am EDT
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Recent Comments

This is an excellent primer on DPC, Brian. Thanks so much for the thoughtful writing. I would love to know what trends...
Stephen, thanks for sharing this post! I completely agree. Seeing family members have struggles similar to Monica...
Thanks so much for your reflections, Dr. Westfall! I love the way you put it: "But that is what physicians are called t...
Hugo - Thanks for your piece. As someone who got to be a part of the 2nd cohort of medical students going through the Lon...