primary care

Can anything be done to solve the PCP shortage crisis?Last year, just one in 10 U.S. medical school graduates went into family medicine and the Association of American Medical Colleges predicts that the U.S. will be short by as many as 43,000 primary care doctors by 2030.
Black female physicians face challenges just doing their jobs
Black female physicians face challenges just doing their jobsWhen Melanie Gordon, MD, FACP, walks into a patient’s room at the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County in Chicago, she’s frequently misidentified as a nurse, a dietician or someone else.
Primary care has lost its quarterback position in patient careThere is a crisis in primary care and it’s now flowing over into the hospital when a primary care physician’s (PCP) patient is admitted.
To increase access of palliative care, turn to primary careAmerica is facing an epidemic of chronic illness.
How the Docs vs. Glocks ruling affects physicians
How the Docs vs. Glocks ruling affects physiciansThe conversations doctors are allowed to have with their patients regarding guns and other firearms, if any, are the central part of a new ruling overturning most aspects of a highly controversial law that has undergone several appeals and reversals since its inception in 2011
How to take advantage of the growing physician-dentist collaboration
How to take advantage of the growing physician-dentist collaborationAs a growing body of research suggests a link between oral health and chronic health conditions, the benefits of physician-dentist partnership become even clearer.
Medical schools struggle to close primary care gapHow practicing physicians can help rebuild the next generation of doctors
Will retail take over primary care?
Will retail take over primary care?Walgreens and CVS pharmacy chains are aggressively developing primary care venues within their stores. Their approaches are similar yet different, although the underlying strategy is the same for both.
How federal policy has worsened the U.S. primary care shortage
How federal policy has worsened the U.S. primary care shortageLoud and clear warnings forecasting the current shortage of primary care physicians in the United States date back to the early 2000s.
2017 Payer Scorecard
2017 Payer ScorecardFor the first time, Medical Economics has polled doctors to get to the heart of the payer-physician disconnect.