Dr. Glen Stream, a family physician practicing in La Quinta, California, is past president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He serves as the President and Board Chair of Family Medicine for America’s Health.
Delivering value in healthcare starts with increased primary care investment
To truly improve patient care and reduce costs, primary care is the best buy in healthcare. Here’s why.
We need to continue progress in primary care
This year, Washington, D.C., was once again the epicenter of the debate about the future of healthcare in America.
States move to prioritize primary care
When it comes to promoting investment in primary care, Oregon might very well be the country’s current champion innovator.
It’s time a real investment is made in primary care
A recent survey by Morning Consult showed that across the country, in both red and blue states, the overwhelming majority of Americans believe that a health system based on a foundation of primary care produces healthier patients, higher quality healthcare and lower costs.
How to craft the perfect health IT that delivers for physicians and patients
The technology is hurting the one group it's supposed to help-doctors.
Wealth should not make health. Period.
In America, there is an incontrovertible truth: the richer you are, the healthier you are likely to be.
Uncertainty in healthcare driving DPC growth
Today, insurance mostly dictates the way we pay for healthcare-from basic primary care to hospital stays and treatment for cancer and other catastrophic illnesses.
To increase access of palliative care, turn to primary care
America is facing an epidemic of chronic illness.
Everyone wins when physicians put patients first
It certainly doesn’t sound like a radical notion, but the idea of putting patients first is creating something of a revolution in healthcare that is lowering costs while delivering high-quality care to millions of Americans.
House calls could be secret weapon to save Medicare
House calls may be making a comeback as a way to cut costs and provide better quality care for the elderly and chronically ill.
How to get patients to grab an apple and ditch the donuts
When it comes to nutrition, Americans in droves are ignoring the advice to eat more fruits and vegetables. Instead, we’re eating donuts. Lots of donuts.
Primary care must be the mental health medical home
As a primary care physician, my responsibility to my patients goes beyond just caring for their physical well-being. My obligation-professional and ethical-is to treat the whole person and that means attending to their mental health as well.
2 Commerce Drive Cranbury, NJ 08512