primary care

When we need a physician or a specialist we increasingly turn to our family, friends and even the Internet. But cost and convenience -- not medical competence -- are usually the most important factors in the decision-making process.
When medicine is practiced as a team, who gets to be the quarterback? For diabetes and heart disease cardiologists believe they are the logical choice. Primary care physicians, oddly enough, disagree.
The systematic erosion of continuity of care has financial and personal health costs. This is well-known, especially to health professionals, and it's supported by overwhelming evidence. And yet, it persists.
Unsolicited curbside consultations of medical professionals are quite common. As are self-referrals. Such scenarios can yield unfavorable results.
As the first physician to serve three administrations AND be the appointed Physician to the President for two presidents, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson is a historical figure. Find out here: Are presidents difficult patients? Can his team operate on Air Force One? How does he feel about his recent press conference over President Trump's physical or the politicizing of a candidate's health, in general? And more...
The mustaches are the symbolic equivalent of the pink ribbons associated with breast cancer awareness. Let's help the men in our lives take control of their health – and fight against preventable diseases. 
A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine raises concerns about low-value care delivery in hospital-associated primary care practices. It's time to put high quality into the healthcare discussion with the same vigor and level of import as access. Actual patient-centered care – and not mere lip service – saves lives and money. 
Obamacare was always about health coverage, not health care. Here's why this matters.