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Angela's health coach

87662f71c032c50632bb111cc91cc593-huge-le As team-based models of primary care become more prevalent, you may encounter health care professionals you've never heard of before.  For example, what's a health coach?  Here -- in a post from our archives -- is an explanation from C. Leigh Goldsmith, who was a health...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes May 26, 2016 11:36 am EDT

Psychology student discovers value of team-based care

adde7675af24249cb43282150ef6d77a-huge-kh Here on the blog, we've been taking a closer look at team-based care. This psychology student learned that crucial members of the care team were right outside her door. Here she explains the value of team-based care and integrating behavioral health into primary care. ...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes May 19, 2016 11:14 am EDT

The most important thing we can do

47c84d1864ff0bf6a177754787d2de4f-huge-sc A family medicine resident learns from her mentor that educating patients is the most important thing a doctor can do. 

By Patricia Martin, D.O.

My mentor recently went on maternity leave after the birth of...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes May 12, 2016 11:17 am EDT

From Nursing Student To Interprofessional Primary Care Team Member

Emina Today on the blog we begin our celebration of National Nurses Week: May 6-12, 2016. PCP’s Advocacy and Leadership Fellow Emina Bayomy, also a nurse, recalls a clinical experience in her training that showed her the true value of interprofessionalism and the vital ways her profession interacts with the entire...
Posted by Nate Leskovic in Progress Notes May 5, 2016 10:35 am EDT

Occupational Therapy In Primary Care

9d0c66ef9744f9af71c679f3de252cd9-huge-im April is Occupational Therapy Month, so we invited a few occupational therapists -- including past members of our Hotspotting Learning Collaborative -- to tell us just what occupational therapists do and what that has to do with primary care. Here's what they had to say....
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Apr 28, 2016 10:43 am EDT

Innovative Models Depend On Patient Engagement

25e1a3cb22e651c634b769ac0b9f8880-huge-e7 For the next few weeks, Progress Notes will take a look at team-based care. What do providers think about it? How do patients feel about it? In this post from our archives, a doctor explains how patient engagement is...
Posted by Sonya Collins in Progress Notes Apr 21, 2016 1:59 pm EDT
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