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AAFP Jan 16
Allison Edwards, M.D., writes that the limitations of the 12-minute patient visits she experienced as a resident inspired her to start .
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Molly Rutherford, MD Jan 15
This is the best “why” I’ve read by a colleague. Docs if you still care, break free now before the system breaks you.
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DPCAlliance Jan 14
Member spotlight: Peter Lehmann, MD
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DPCAlliance Jan 6
Sure, I’m not suggesting to refrain from political activities. But I will never consider speech & voting bigger or more important than local entrepreneurship & a grassroots movement— often it’s a form of activism & requisite to political/systemic goals. (See most of US history)
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DPCAlliance Jan 6
...at local levels that ultimately force change that wouldn’t otherwise be possible if just telling Congress to fix things. /2
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DPCAlliance Jan 6
Not really; different paths to “systemic” change. I think what u are suggesting is activism via political process (voting, write Congress, etc). All fine & well, but much of US history is created by people doing tangible “small” things that lead to grassroots movements... /1
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DPCAlliance Jan 6
Trying to change the “system” for patients & PCPs 1 clinic at a time. An increasing number have self-realized (voluntarily) the value in primary care via DPC model at community level. Call me crazy, but I trust that more than DC. ;)
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DPCAlliance Jan 6
Ah, so just drastically change the entire political structure of US?! Well, not holding my breath on that one! No, primary care is the most important aspect of a HC system. You yourself said so. Why is a PATIENT voluntarily investing more in primary care bad or insignificant?
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DPCAlliance Jan 6
1) Agreed. And who gave AMA RUC that power? (Answer: Congress) The lobbying doesn’t magically stop because we expand “coverage”. In fact, it mostly further centralizes & cements it. 2) See above.
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DPCAlliance Jan 6
Agreed. 1) So why doesn’t the “system” do so now? (For 30+ years at least) 2) How does expanding Medicare/Medicaid fix that?
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DPCAlliance Jan 6
Isn’t a big part of the problem that the “system” has grown exponentially in every way *except* the ratio of doctors-to-patients? In fact, the number of PCPs has proportionally decreased in favor of growing the “system”.
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Dana Beezley-Smith Jan 5
In 2013, asked us to "Imagine what food prices would be if the government or private insurance covered 89 cents of every dollar, the way we do in health care." Here's 's answer.
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Bethany Burk Jan 3
Don't miss the opportunity to speak at the 2019 DPC Summit on June 28 - 30 in Chicago! Call for presentations closes next Mon, Jan 7. Learn more at
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Dr. Zubin Damania Jan 2
Just blame Big Tortilla? —>Imagine if We Paid for Food like We Do Healthcare | Ryan Neuhofel via
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DPCAlliance Jan 1
Replying to @insureblog @aafp
3) Like any innovation (tech, biz model, social), there is an adoption lifecycle. Of course, raw numbers in early phases are low. It doesn’t discredit the concept or genuine interest whatsoever.
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DPCAlliance Jan 1
Replying to @insureblog @aafp
2) PubMed (professional) queries.
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DPCAlliance Jan 1
Replying to @insureblog @aafp
I do, every day. I guess your “folks” are more objective measure than my “folks”. But let’s try to be more scientific shall we? 1) This Google query trend (pretty objective assessment of public interest) for “direct primary care” in the past decade.
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DPCAlliance Jan 1
Replying to @rshawnm @aafp
I’d agree it doesn’t matter as much where those dollars originated as long as they are “owned” by the person utilizing them. Anything else changes perspectives & incentives; unnecessarily introduces layers & costs; and stifles innovation.
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DPCAlliance Jan 1
Replying to @insureblog @aafp
What’s your objective measure of “real life”? I have some but will let you go first.
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DPCAlliance Jan 1
Replying to @rshawnm @aafp
Imo, we should be intentionally moving away from employment main control of HC decisions, esp PCP Technical solution isn’t difficult: Give indiv. a personal health account (portable)—employer can subsidize it— and let PCPs of all varieties compete freely for those patients.
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