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Study: Primary Care Access Is A Problem for 62 million Americans And Growing

Access to primary care remains a challenge for 62 million Americans A new study shows the primary care physician shortage leaves millions with inadequate access to care By Allison Ritchie for Medical Economics Under the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans have obtained health insurance, but new research shows that those newly insured won’t be […]

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The Physician and Nurse Practitioner Debate Continues

July 23, 2013 AAFP, News Staff – During a recent webinar on scope-of-practice issues, AAFP President-elect Reid Blackwelder, M.D., of Kingsport, Tenn., and the executive director of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) agreed that team-based, coordinated care services are the most effective means of achieving improvements in patient care, enhancing access and controlling costs. But […]

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MedLion Praises AAPP For Supporting Direct Primary Care

MedLion Applauds American Academy of Family Physicians Support of Direct Primary Care In yet another boom to the desire for new practice models in this country’s long-suffering healthcare industry, America’s largest family medicine organization—the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)—announced recently its support of Direct Primary Care (DPC), a low-cost, high-quality formula that has shown […]

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Family Physicians And Patients Embrace Direct Primary Care – Concierge Medicine

AAFP Recognizes Benefits, Creates DPC Policy By Sherri Porter for AAFP News Now on American Academy of Family Physicians, May 14th 2013. Around 10 a.m. one recent morning, Atlas MD, a family medicine practice in Wichita, Kan., fielded a call from a frantic parent whose 14-year-old son had just been bitten by a dog. As a direct […]

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What is Direct Primary Care?

The American Academy of Family Physicians published this article on Direct Primary Care, or concierge medicine for the masses as the media has labeled the model. As patients and physicians face the full implementation of The Affordable Care Act many are looking for alternatives. Concierge medicine and Direct Primary Care offer this alternative. AAPP Polices The direct […]

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