Top Stories in DPC, 2017
- Locate A Doctor
- Direct Primary Care Journal Physician Directory
- E. Bliss, MD, The News Tribune (May 27) | “Despite all our efforts, we have found that the more we grew and proved that this really works, the more the system resisted us and made it harder and harder to survive,” said Dr. Erika Bliss, Qliance’s chief executive.
- EDITOR: "Many of the things people resist about their Doctor are things Doctor's should resist as well."
- What Is Direct Primary Care (DPC)? The Revised, Modern Definition.
- POLICY | Nat'l Poll: What is necessary to scale DPC geographically and into networks/associations/co-ops if policy makers move forward with plans?
- Lessons from Qliance closing its doors "... That said, looking at DPC as a whole – if it’s a medically-based, doc-led and non-coordinated, non-integrated model – is going to be problematic for financing, delivery and cultural reasons." | State of Reform
- How does Direct Primary Care work with High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)?
- DPC and Insurance, HDHP, HSAs
- NPR | A Pioneer In 'Flat-Fee Primary Care' Had To Close Its Clinics. What Went Wrong?
By Austin Frakt | THE NEW HEALTH CARE APRIL 10, 2017
The point of prescription drugs is to help us get or feel well. Yet so many Americans take multiple medications that doctors are being encouraged to pause before prescribing and think about “deprescribing” as well. The idea of dropping unnecessary medications started cropping up in the medical literature a decade ago. In recent years, evidence has mounted about the dangers of taking multiple, perhaps unnecessary, medications. Deprescribing will work only if patients also get involved in the process. Only they can report adverse effects that they sense but that are not apparent to clinicians. And they need to be comfortable weaning from or dropping drugs that they are accustomed to and believe to be helpful.
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