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Please Get a Primary Care Physician

Posted by Suzanne Clough, MD

1 minute read

Please Get a Primary Care Physician

Let me get right to the point of this blog: Please get a primary care physician (PCP). I want you to have the best shot at your healthiest self and having a PCP quarterback your healthcare is a great way to do that.

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Topics: value based care, healthcare quality, bad healthcare experiences, healthcare dilemma, physician referrals, access to healthcare, primary care

When Denial of the Problem Turns Deadly (Part 3: The Solution)

Posted by Steve Schaefer

2 minute read

A Crisis in Healthcare Access

(Part 3 of a 3-part series)

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this post, I described a fundamental problem we have in accessing quality healthcare: finding the right doctor and its impact on the quadruple aim of our healthcare system.

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Topics: value based care, healthcare quality, bad healthcare experiences, healthcare dilemma, physician referrals, access to healthcare

When Denial of the Problem Turns Deadly (Part 2: The Impact)

Posted by Steve Schaefer

2 minute read

A Crisis in Healthcare Access

(Part 2 of a 3-part series)

In Part 1 of this post, I described a fundamental problem we have in accessing quality healthcare: finding the right doctor.

Why is this happening? Let’s start by defining the “right doctor”. The process of accessing healthcare, specifically, the right doctor for a specific condition, is in the stone ages. Physicians are grouped into broad specialties, but tend to have a fairly narrow sub-specialization or “sweet spot” where their experience, training and passion coincide – this is when the “right” doctor is treating a patient. 

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Topics: value based care, healthcare quality, bad healthcare experiences, healthcare dilemma, physician referrals, access to healthcare

When Denial of the Problem Turns Deadly

Posted by Steve Schaefer

2 minute read

A Crisis in Healthcare Access

(Part 1 of a 3-part series)

Why are we in this mess?  What mess? 

I’m referring to the denial of the problem that US consumers face when trying to access healthcare. In case you haven’t been paying attention, we’ve been sweeping under the rug serious problems in our healthcare system. Access problems are pervasive and arguably more dangerous than in any other industry. Not only are consumers having trouble affording healthcare, physically getting to healthcare, knowing where to go for healthcare, but once they are in the system, they aren’t receiving the right care from the right provider. 

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Topics: value based care, healthcare quality, bad healthcare experiences, healthcare dilemma, physician referrals, access to healthcare

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