48% of surveyed primary care physicians
are owners of their practice, down significantly from 70% in 2010 and far less than 1980 when 93% of primary care physicians
owned their own practices.
No differences were found in treatment level with respect to age, gender, race, disease severity or comorbidities on multivariate analysis, but patients comanaged by a primary care physician
and a pulmonologist were more likely to receive an appropriate level of care, as compared to patients treated by a primary care physician
(odds ratio, 4.
Presumably, the successful primary care physician
would visit hospitalized patients less and less as he becomes more and more successful in practicing preventive medicine and early detection of certain illnesses.
While a POS plan lets you go out of network, you'll have to pay most of the cost, unless your primary care physician
refers you to an out-of-network doctor.
Psychiatrists also can improve the consultative relationship by discussing measures of disease severity and response with the primary care physician
McCarberg encouraged her to pursue one-on-one education of any primary care physician
who might seem open to taking a larger role in managing patients' chronic pain, so that eventually this might lead to a cadre of primary care physicians
showing that it can be done.
asked the primary care physicians
on staff to see if they would be interested in this new method of inpatient care.
In creating Primary Care, our goal is to provide patient-centered, community-based care in a way that stresses cooperation rather than competition," said Primary Care physician
Entities Team Up to Educate Texas Primary Care Physicians
A recent study illustrates haw assigning equal value and power to bath primary care physicians
and hospitalists can help reduce friction in a health care system.
Nine in 10 primary care physicians
surveyed in Pennsylvania in 1998 said that they are comfortable discussing issues related to sex with their patients, but fewer than one-third believed that their counseling helps reduce risky behavior among their patients.
CHICAGO -- Primary care physicians
are willing to assume a greater role in providing comprehensive care to adult cancer survivors, new data suggest.