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Tuesday Aug 20, 2019

Direct Primary Care: A Snapshot

Direct primary care family physician Allison Edwards, M.D., reflects in this Fresh Perspectives blog post on insights from the AAFP's DPC Data Brief and offers a path for the movement to grow thoughtfully.


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Posted at 04:44PM Aug 20, 2019 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Jun 24, 2019

Data in (Direct) Primary Care: Striking the Right Balance

In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Allison Edwards, M.D., writes that the health care system has done a poor job of measuring quality overall, but says that direct primary care can start over with a blank slate.


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Posted at 04:10PM Jun 24, 2019 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday May 14, 2019

Health Startups: Revolutionary or Threat to Primary Care?

Startups based on health care algorithms are rapidly spreading. In this Fresh Perspectives blog post, Natasha Bhuyan, M.D., describes a model that allows family physicians to offer the convenience these companies tout while preserving the doctor-patient relationship.


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Posted at 11:30AM May 14, 2019 by Natasha Bhuyan, M.D. | Comments [0]

Friday Feb 22, 2019

Take Note of Growing Demand for Subscription Services

Consumer Reports recently advised consumers that direct primary care could save them money and improve their care. Allison Edwards, M.D., makes the case for the subscription model in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 03:11PM Feb 22, 2019 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

Beat the Clock: Why I Chose Direct Primary Care

Allison Edwards, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that the limitations of the 12-minute patient visits she experienced as a resident inspired her to start her own direct primary care practice.


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Posted at 02:16PM Jan 15, 2019 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Dec 11, 2018

Why I Love Working in a Community Health Center

Luis Garcia, M.D., spoke with several colleagues who work in community health centers, as he does, about what makes these practices so rewarding for family physicians. Read what they had to say in this Fresh Perspectives blog post.


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Posted at 01:38PM Dec 11, 2018 by Luis Garcia, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 30, 2018

Why We Need More Physician Entrepreneurs

In an era of increasing physician employment, Allison Edwards, M.D., explains why she chose to open her own practice and why she thinks others should, too.


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Posted at 04:19PM Oct 30, 2018 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Monday Aug 06, 2018

Rural Locums Provide Balance for Urban Doc

Mixing rural locum tenens shifts with her urban direct primary care practice keeps Allison Edwards, M.D., balanced and allows her to work at the full breadth of her training.


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Posted at 04:57PM Aug 06, 2018 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jan 02, 2018

New Year, Same Issues. Why Does Health Care Cost So Much?

We asked our new physician bloggers what issues concern them for their practices and patients in 2018. The cost of care to patients tops the list.


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Posted at 05:31PM Jan 02, 2018 by Peter Rippey, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Dec 05, 2017

Rural or Urban FP, We Both Handle Gamut of Patient Issues

A rural family physician and her inner-city counterpart find that their scope of practice and the issues their patients face are more similar than they expected.


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Posted at 01:10PM Dec 05, 2017 by Kimberly Becher, M.D., and Venis Wilder, M.D. | Comments [0]

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