Progress Notes is PCP’s mostly guest-written blog. It’s a place to find positive, inspiring stories about primary care and leadership we might not see anywhere else. Interested in contributing? Contact us.

Some Lessons for Medicine from a Career in Communications

Our nation’s medical and scientific communities are powerful, essential – and misunderstood. And that misunderstanding fuels a lot of missed opportunities for us lay folks to support your work. So from Mark Twain to Game of Thrones, here’s some hard-won wisdom for communicating your craft.

Leading the Transformation of Primary Care

On days when it seems the paperwork and mouse clicks are endless, it is difficult to appreciate the changes we are seeing in primary care. There are still significant bureaucratic and financial barriers between physicians and their relationships with patients, but things are starting to change.

Turning Anger Into Action

PCP may be a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, but we’re also mission-driven and values-led, meaning that if ever there was a moment to live out our values – to stand up against prejudice and bigotry and support healthcare for all – our moment is now.

A Cup of Coffee Can Go A Long Way

A few weeks ago, our team reached out to a member of our national network with whom we hadn’t connected in more than five years. Over scones and lattes, a question was posed, “How are you?” His response left me speechless.

Listen to Patients: We are Experts in Our Care

Physicians often think they are listening to patients, but they aren’t. Primary care physicians who meet new patients with rare and complex medical histories need to listen to and learn from the expertise of patients who may have a lifetime of experience managing their own condition.

Summit Sponsor Feature: OptumCare

This weekend is Primary Care Progress’ 6th Annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit! Today on the blog, we’re featuring one of our major sponsors, OptumCare, and their contributions to our primary care community.