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The need for primary care

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By Eric Lu, MD

I didn’t expect...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Feb 23, 2017 9:19 am EST

What a difference a space makes

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By Anne C. Jones, DO, MPH
The first...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Feb 16, 2017 10:47 am EST

What's a DO?

d8a4270628aa3278cf1439f47be858da-huge-jm Today is DO Match Day - the day when soon-to-be doctors of osteopathic medicine learn where they will spend their residency training. What's a DO? There are two types of fully licensed physicians in the U.S.: doctors of allopathic medicine (MD's) and doctors of osteopathic medicine...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Feb 6, 2017 10:23 am EST

Growing Community Of Doctors Use Phone App To Collaborate On Cases

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Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Feb 2, 2017 11:55 am EST

Comprehensive primary care includes mental health

42d92232d11ab9d3a168004f7a565474-huge-39 January is Mental Wellness Month. Mental health and wellness begin with primary care. Today on the blog, in a post from our archives, Benjamin Miller explains.

By Benjamin Miller, PsyD

Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Jan 19, 2017 9:56 am EST

Why There Is No Obamacare Replacement -- In One Picture

1c8b3c53225d8513fda3204a61e63b9c-huge-b9 It’s an honor to share my recent and apparently startling analysis of the Affordable Care Act, published...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Jan 12, 2017 11:59 am EST
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Dear Penny, You give us another wake-up call. Boundaries can get loose and good habits can get worn down in the nursing home. As you say, the way that things get paid for affects the doctor-patient relationship. In my HMO, there are financial incentives to keep our patients at home. And some of our patients who need long-term care but still value the sociali...
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