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Tips for Choosing a Primary Care Provider by Stephen F. Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 2:10pm Today's Newsday featured an article that included attributes to look for when choosing a primary care physician (I added the word "provider" :-). Long Island Nurse Practitioner Peggy O'Donnell was interviewed for the article and added some sound advice: "Certainly you want somebody who's not going to only speak in lay language but do reflectiv ... Read on »
Pilot Study of Providing Online Care in a Primary Care Setting by Jamie C. Patient Expert Posted Wed 06 Oct 2010 7:30am PATIENTS AND METHODS: A pilot study of using the Internet for online care (“e-visits”) was conducted in the Department of Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Patients in the department preregistered for the service, and then were able to use the online portal for consultations with their primary care physician. Use of ... Read on »
Seventy Five Percent of Primary Care Doctors Provide Sub-Standard Colon Cancer Screening Care by Davis Liu Medical Doctor Posted Thu 22 Apr 2010 3:02pm A recent article found that primary care doctors the United States are providing sub-standard care when it comes to colon cancer screening. In the Journal of General Internal Medicine, researchers found that 25% of primary care doctors used in office stool testing to screen for colon cancer. Specifically, doctors do a rectal exam and then swi ... Read on »
Nurses Replacing MDs as Front Line Primary Care Providers. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted Tue 23 Dec 2008 9:14pm I n the face of a continued primary care provider shortage the debate goes on between nursing and medicine as to each other's roles in delivering patient care. Advanced practice nurses becoming an initial point of contact for most patients while a general practitioner physician serves a referral source for more complex medical cases is being deb ... Read on »
CAM-ORIENTED PRIMARY CARE PROVID... by Rev. Dr. Richard B. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 1:07pm CAM-ORIENTED PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS RESULT IN HIGH PATIENT SATISFACTION Patients visiting holistically-oriented physicians who serve as primary care physicians (PCPs) have lower utilization costs and higher patient satisfaction levels than patients treated by conventional medical doctors according to a study published in the May issue of the ... Read on »
VA Begins Pilot Test of Linking Primary Care Providers to Specialists Using Video Conferencing by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 13 Jul 2012 2:00pm   With video conferencing real intelligent conversations will serve to increase communications both ways.   There’s always the other methodologies, such as email and other text information sharing formats, but stop and think, why do we have “smileys”?  Sometimes you need sound as when you don’t have it and see lines of text only, some things ... Read on »
Primary Care Hospital Based Providers & Meaningful Use by Brian Ahier Posted Tue 19 Jan 2010 4:20pm It will be interesting to see the comments on the meaningful use proposed rule. One are that I see as troubling is the definition of hospital-based eligible providers (EP)s under this rule. CMS estimates that 12–13% of family practitioners would be considered hospital-based under the proposed definition of hospital-based EP, and therefore would ... Read on »
#DPTSTUDENT CHAT TOPIC FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2013: PTS AS PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS by Dr. Eric R. Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 17 Jun 2013 4:45pm One of the main points of the APTA’s Vision 2020 (which is now being revamped!) is autonomous practice which means having Physical Therapists be seen by the general public as the ‘practitioners of choice’. With the title of doctor, we are able to refer out to other healthcare providers as well as refer out for diagnostic tests. However, is that ... Read on »
Primary Care Providers - may be another bailout. by Mike P. Patient Expert Posted Tue 23 Dec 2008 9:13pm A fter all the support for primary care providers over the years what have we received in return? Ten or so years ago medical students and newly licensed residents were given a number of carrots to entice them into primary care. Sign on bonuses of $20,000.00, offers to pay off medical school loans, and even plain straight cash handouts were off ... Read on »
Comparison of Pharmacists and Primary Care Providers as Immunizers by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 27 Mar 2009 9:36am This week my paper on Pharmacists as vaccinators was accepted for publication by the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Benefits.  Co-authored with John Fontanesi, Jan Hirsch, Sarah Lorentz, and Debra Bowers, “ Comparison of Pharmacists and Primary Care Providers as Immunizers ” examines whether pharmacists are productive and efficient vaccinator ... Read on »