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Monday Dec 09, 2019

In Business -- Including Health Care -- Someone Has To Pay

A group of physicians recently spoke out about their institution's aggressive collections tactics. Allison Edwards, M.D., asks in this Fresh Perspectives post whether anyone will follow their lead in standing up for patients regarding skyrocketing costs in the U.S. health care system.


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Posted at 01:51PM Dec 09, 2019 by Allison Edwards, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Oct 08, 2019

It Started With One Question: What Is High-value Care?

Health policy wonk Kyle Leggott, M.D., and direct primary care physician Allison Edwards, M.D., debate the flaws and potential fixes of our health care system in this wide-ranging Q&A.


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Posted at 04:03PM Oct 08, 2019 by Kyle Leggott, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 24, 2019

How Can I NOT Be Rural Enough?

Kimberly Becher, M.D., writes in this Fresh Perspectives blog post that a program designed to recruit doctors to rural areas needs to do more to help address physician shortages.


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Posted at 11:46AM Sep 24, 2019 by Kimberly Becher, M.D. | Comments [0]

Tuesday Sep 10, 2019

Telemedicine Filling Gap for Rural Community

Tate Hinkle, M.D., explains in this Fresh Perspectives blog post how a telemedicine program allowed his rural community to provide comprehensive care and made it easier to recruit a new subspecialist.


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Posted at 01:43PM Sep 10, 2019 by Tate Hinkle, M.D. | Comments [0]

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]

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