December 5th 2023
With planning and perseverance, small practices can still succeed against large practices and health care organizations
November 10th 2023
How to improve communication between primary and specialty care.
October 30th 2023
Let’s look at key considerations for health care leaders as they invest in innovation.
October 26th 2023
The following strategies can improve access to primary care.
August 30th 2023
Staying independent allows doctors to improve on what they do best by enabling them to be nimble and innovative while focusing on satisfaction of patients and staff.
Why your patients need advance care plans
End-of-life care discussions with patients are critical for physicians of any specialty, but especially primary care.
Making the Primary Care System Better After the Covid-19 Pandemic
A strategic blueprint for fixing primary care.
How do we care for the caregivers?
We simply must provide better preparation and support for those who care for others.
How do we care for the care givers?
I have been left to wonder, how does being a caregiver affect the health of the caregiver and what how does our system dysfunction play into that effect?
COVID-19 Epilogue: 10 Lessons Learned After Two Long Pandemic Years
Much has changed since the beginning of the pandemic.
Realizing a society free of vaccine-preventable diseases
The pandemic underscored the incredible power of vaccination.
Job Security Amidst Mental Health Distress: Physicians Deserve to Get Help Without Fear
We cannot continue to ignore the problem of physician mental distress.
CDC’s proposed opioid prescribing guideline: Does it fall short on drug testing?
Some research shows the previous guideline may have led to the under-treatment of patients with chronic pain.
3 things to address to ensure a stable supply chain for your practice
Even as we begin to envision a post-pandemic future, continuing backlogs and unsustainable workarounds and rising international turmoil supply fresh evidence that supply-chain fragility is untenable.
A physician's hopes for 2022
It is time to take stock of where we have been and where we are going.
Amid disruption, how do we "future proof" health care?
The pandemic’s profound impact on the industry has only heightened with staffing shortages and health care legislation complexities.
An idea whose time has gone: Healthcare provider networks
Contracts between hospitals and providers create price discrimination and harm consumers
Primary care is the solution to our health care crisis
But doctors need more funding and payment options to be effective
Family physicians versus the health system
An exclusive excerpt from the new book “Searching for the Family Doctor: Primary Care on the Brink."
My hopes for 2022
Here’s to 2022 being the year that we begin to make significant strides in improving the US health care system.
Automatically smarter: Spending less time on billing to earn more practice revenue
Medical billing is complex and time-consuming. Does it have to be?
Why I love being a primary care physician
When I read about the plight of primary care doctors and their widespread dissatisfaction with their profession, I remember Dr. William Vroom.
This radical approach to patient flow could revitalize your practice
Are you willing to try something different?
Using behavioral science and AI to meet the needs of patients and providers
Leveraging insights from AI and behavioral science can improve financial outcomes as well as clinical ones.
Doctor’s Office or Dollar General? How increased choice will impact patient loyalty
This trend presents an enormous challenge for traditional practices.
It's time to bring competition back to health care
Health care cost increases are not the result of over-utilization, but rather legalized kickback schemes.
How and why physicians must address burnout
There are ways to mitigate stress by managing its symptoms. But there are also ways to lessen stress by preventing some of it in the first place.
The need for more primary care never goes away
In response to great need for primary care, we have been purposefully redesigning and changing it for a decade now. Have we made any progress?
Setting boundaries: How to say no — and when to say yes
As we approach the holidays, we often find ourselves feeling overwhelmed and overcommitted. ‘Tis the season to start setting boundaries.
Beware the trend of for-profit medicine
Medical decision making now is influenced by everyone from insurers and government policymakers to the administrators of corporate entities that employ physicians.
Pink October video shines light on women’s health — and their right to know prices
Hospitals should put you in the pink, not in the red.
What evidence guides clinical decisions?
I am convinced that primary care and much of medicine today are in an “evidence desert”. Let me explain.
Want to take a month off and go traveling? Become a moonlighting physician
Can moonlighting lead to career freedom?
Cybersecurity poised to take center stage at HIMSS21
The increased volume of ransomware, data breaches and other attacks that started during the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten patient, data and medical device safety.
Will remote patient monitoring be a lifeline or a liability?
Like any powerful tool or technology, RPM can be used to make things better, but it can also wreak havoc if not done right.
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