Certified Medical Homes Tied to Better Diabetes Outcomes
FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2020 -- Primary care practices certified as medical homes have more practice systems and higher performance on diabetes care versus uncertified practices, according to a study published in the January/February issue of the Annals of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cincinnati doctor ’s concept expands to another city
Dr. Lisa Larkin, who operates a Mariemont practice that includes concierge primary care for women, intends to expand her Ms.Medicine concept to a city in Michigan. It will be the second affiliated practice outside of Greater Cincinnati and the third in the country. Laurie Birkholz, MD,& Associates will open as a Ms.Medicine primary care practice in May in Holland, Mich. “We are thrilled to expand our reach and welcome Dr. Birkholz to the Ms.Medicine team,” said Larkin, CEO and founder of the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

More Patients Turning to 'Direct Primary Care'
DPC Frontier, which tracks the number of direct primary care practices nationally, estimates there are 1,219 practices in 48 states and Washington, D.C. They range in size from solo practitioners to corporate, multisite direct primary care organizations with thousands of doctors. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

East Memphis gains Regional One primary care practice
Regional One Health ’s primary care practice arm now has an East Memphis location. Kirby Primary Care, a family medicine practice at 2725 Kirby Road, opened Monday, Feb. 3. The practice is the sixth primary care location in Regional One’s system, joining other practices in Downtown, Midtown, and South and North Memphis. Kirby Primary Care’s patients will be seen by Dr. Cecilia Dowsing-Adams, and certified family nurse practitioners (FNPs) Amanda Best, Carol Simmons, and Jeff Stricklin. Access… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Walgreens Primary Care Partner VillageMD Gobbling More Doctor Practices
Fast-growing VillageMd, which already has a partnership and investment from Walgreens, said it is acquiring an Arizona primary care practice for an undisclosed sum as the privately held venture expands into new markets across the U. S. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

New Dartmouth Study Explores Prevalence of Drug Promotions in Primary Care Practices
A new Dartmouth study finds that pharmaceutical companies’ promotional access to outpatient practices that deliver primary care in the U.S. is substantial, especially in smaller practices, those outside of healthcare systems, and those without academic affiliation, possibly impacting prescribing quality and cost. (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - January 27, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Press Release The Dartmouth Institute Source Type: news

Las Vegas ’ Healor Primary Care Practice Offers Affordable Care
Healor Primary Care announces the arrival of affordable medical care with economic wellness plans and a wholesale drug pharmacy. The unique concept offers access to complete medical services for...(PRWeb January 18, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/las_vegas_healor_primary_care_practice_offers_affordable_care/prweb16840801.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Children's of Alabama names new COO
Children ’s of Alabama has named Tom Shufflebarger senior executive vice president and COO.  Shufflebarger is responsible for overseeing the hospital’s daily operations and policy decisions. He is now directing the development and operations of Children’s Physician Services, including the Pediatric Practice Solutions (Children’s primary care practices), Hospital Ambulatory Care Services and business relationships with Health Services Foundation and hospital-based physicians, according… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Many UK Children With Kidney Disease May Be Prescribed Nephrotoxic Drugs Many UK Children With Kidney Disease May Be Prescribed Nephrotoxic Drugs
Primary care practices in the UK seem to be prescribing nephrotoxic drugs to many children with chronic kidney disease (CKD), a retrospective analysis reveals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Niagara county practice joins Catholic Health group
After more than a year of talks, a Niagara County primary care practice is merging into Catholic Health ’s physician practice network. Niagara Family Medicine Associates will transition by February into Trinity Medical WNY P.C., adopting the new name Trinity Niagara Family Medicine. Founded in 1985 as a two-physician practice, Niagara Family Medicine has grown to become one of the largest primary care groups in Niagara County. The practice is led by Dr. Melvin Dyster, who began practicing in Niagara… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

As his 'membership medicine' model thrives, this CEO thinks his insurance product is just what the doctor ordered
Dr. James Pinckney II, founder and CEO of Diamond Physicians and part of TV program "Chasing the Cure," has a passion for providing health care that doesn ’t work with insurance through his concierge practice — something he calls a "direct primary care practice." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rob Schneider Source Type: news

Premier Health plans renovations to Piqua medical facility
One of the largest health networks in Miami Valley hopes to soon revitalize an outpatient primary care practice north of Dayton. Premier Health plans to renovate the patient access and registration area at Outpatient Care Center North — a satellite Upper Valley Medical Center facility in Piqua. The project is currently in the evaluation and planning stages, and Premier Health does not yet have a timetable or cost estimat e for the renovations, site director Gail Peterson told the Dayton Business… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Community health workers’ focus on prevention brings dividends
Primary care practices best placed to monitor immunisation and disease (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The development of a brief suicide screening and risk assessment training webinar for rural primary care practices - LeCloux M.
Although primary care practices have the potential to be crucial intervention points for suicide prevention in rural areas of the United States, primary care staff are often underequipped to deal with suicide and have limited access to high-quality trainin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

As his 'membership medicine' model thrives, this CEO thinks his insurance product is just what the doctor ordered
Dr. James Pinckney II, founder and CEO of Diamond Physicians and part of TV program "Chasing the Cure," has a passion for providing health care that doesn ’t work with insurance through his concierge practice – something he calls a "direct primary care practice." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 9, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rob Schneider Source Type: news

Ten tips for advancing a culture of improvement in primary care.
Embracing practice-based quality improvement (QI) represents one way for clinicians to improve the care they provide to patients while also improving their own professional satisfaction. But engaging in care redesign is challenging for clinicians. In this article, we describe our experience over the last 7 years transforming the care delivered in our large primary care practice. We reflect on our journey and offer 10 tips to healthcare leaders seeking to advance a culture of improvement. This is an open access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) License. (...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nonphysican Practitioners Filling Post-ACA Primary Care Gap
TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 -- Primary care practices may be relying on advanced practitioners (APs) to accommodate new Medicaid beneficiaries following the passage of the Affordable Care Act, according to a study published in the July/August issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exclusive: Jefferson Health to open its first direct primary care practice next week
The model eliminates copayments and provides greater access and longer appointments with doctors in return for a monthly fee. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

St. Mary opens $3 million health center in Feasterville
St. Mary Health expanded its presence in Lower Bucks County with the opening of the $3 million St. Mary Health Feasterville. The 14,000-square-foot health center, operated by St. Mary Physicians Group, allowed the health system to consolidate three primary care practices it previously operated — in Northampton, Southampton and Warminster — at one site that can offer both expanded hours and walk-in appointments. "W hen we look at primary care, we are looking outside the hospital walls," said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

St. Mary opens $3 million health center in Feasterville
St. Mary Health expanded its presence in Lower Bucks County with the opening of the $3 million St. Mary Health Feasterville. The 14,000-square-foot health center, operated by St. Mary Physicians Group, allowed the health system to consolidate three primary care practices it previously operated — in Northampton, Southampton and Warminster — at one site that can offer both expanded hours and walk-in appointments. "W hen we look at primary care, we are looking outside the hospital walls," said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 8, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Does Ownership Make a Difference in Primary Care Practice? Does Ownership Make a Difference in Primary Care Practice?
What similarities and differences exist among physician-owned, health system, and Federally Qualified Health Centers models of primary care ownership?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Inappropriate Prescribing Leads to Poor Outcomes in Older Adults
WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2019 -- Potentially inappropriate prescribing (PIP) is tied to increased health care utilization and poor outcomes among older individuals seen in primary care practices, according to a review published in the May/June issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 29, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Serious adverse outcomes from respiratory tract infection are rare but predictable
(American Academy of Family Physicians) In routine primary care practice, serious adverse outcomes occur in only 1% of adult patients with lower respiratory tract infection, but such outcomes may be predicted with moderate accuracy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HHS To Implement Pay-For-Performance Models For Primary Care Practices Serving Medicare
The ultimate purpose of the Primacy Cares Initiative, according to the Director of HHS, Alex Azar, is to move primary care from a fee-for-service to a value-based system, predicated on paying for healthcare outcomes rather than numbers of procedures. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

Survey of pediatricians and family physicians assesses HPV vaccine delivery practices
(Pediatric Academic Societies) Current primary care practices and experiences with the delivery of HPV vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

General Physician PC grows with addition of Lancaster Medical
General Physician PC is growing with the addition of another primary care practice. Lancaster Medical LLC has merged into the organization, bringing two physicians and five mid-level providers into General Physician’s primary care practice group.  Founded in 2010, General Physician PC is one of the region’s largest multi-specialty medical groups and an affiliate of Kaleida Health and Great Lakes Health. The primary care group has more than 30 physicians operating from 20 practice sites. Lancaster… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 23, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Telemedicine and walk-in clinics have future of family doctor in flux
Telemedicine and walk-in clinics are attracting people because of their convenience. Primary care practices are shifting as patients visit elsewhere. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

FP Is Taking a Direct Approach to Making Things Better
Allison Edwards, M.D., isn't shy about sharing her opinion when things need improvement. At two upcoming AAFP events, she'll share her perspective as a direct primary care practice owner. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Retirement community tries new model with on-site physician practice
The nation's largest primary care practice has opened an office in Central Ohio's largest retirement community. Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians Inc. will test its model for extended hours at Friendship Village of Dublin Inc. in hopes it can be replicated on other campuses. "It's such a unique model," Friendship Village Executive Director Rita Doherty said. "I imagine we'll be writing white papers on t his. ... It's such a great idea in the continuity of care." It’s common for retirement… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Study: Veteran Care a Unique Challenge to Non-VA Primary Care
Authors of a study sought to identify training, tools and processes that might improve veteran care in primary care practices. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - February 5, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Prescription opioids: regional variation and socioeconomic status - evidence from primary care in England - Chen TC, Chen LC, Kerry M, Knaggs RD.
This study aimed to quantify opioid prescriptions dispensed from primary care practices throughout England and investigate its association with socioeconomic status (SES). METHODS: This cross-sectional study used publicly available data... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Liver Nurses Help Spot Liver Disease in Primary Care Liver Nurses Help Spot Liver Disease in Primary Care
Incorporating liver nurses into primary-care practice has given an important boost to diagnosis of conditions such as cirrhosis, UK researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Mailed Letter vs. Phone Call to Increase Cancer Screening Mailed Letter vs. Phone Call to Increase Cancer Screening
What is the best outreach method for primary care practices to improve cancer screening rates among their patients?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

CDPHP releases list of Capital Region ’s top primary care doctors
For the second year in a row, CDPHP is releasing key performance data – as well as results from patient satisfaction surveys – to show which local primary care practices have met our health plan’s rigorous standards for quality, efficiency, and patient satisfaction. In doing so, we are not only celebrating those practices that go above and beyond for their patie nts, but we are also providing consumers with valuable information needed to make the most informed choices about their care.   As… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dr. John D. Bennett Source Type: news

CDPHP releases list of Capital Region ’s top primary care doctors
For the second year in a row, CDPHP is releasing key performance data – as well as results from patient satisfaction surveys – to show which local primary care practices have met our health plan’s rigorous standards for quality, efficiency, and patient satisfaction. In doing so, we are not only celebrating those practices that go above and beyond for their patie nts, but we are also providing consumers with valuable information needed to make the most informed choices about their care.   As… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 24, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Dr. John D. Bennett Source Type: news

Addressing SDoH: Finally, Tools for PCPs Addressing SDoH: Finally, Tools for PCPs
AAFP has created a wealth of resources to allow primary care practices to identify and address social determinants of health.American Academy of Family Physicians (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

The Latest Aspirin Research: Implications for Primary Care The Latest Aspirin Research: Implications for Primary Care
What do the latest studies about use of aspirin for primary prevention, which call into question previous guidelines, mean for primary care practice?Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Trinity Medical adding sites north, south of Buffalo
The primary care practice group of Trinity Medical WNY is expanding with the opening of three more sites in Amherst, Kenmore and Derby. Trinity, the physician practice group affiliated with Catholic Health, has been expanding regionally through the acquisition of both primary care and specialty practices. Earlier this summer, Trinity Medical OB/GYN opened a site in Lockport, while other additions last year came in the areas of ca rdiology as well as bariatrics, endocrinology and internal medicine. Mark… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Primary Care Provider Burnout Rate Low in Small Practices
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Provider-reported rates of burnout may be lower in small independent primary care practices than in larger practices, according to a study published in the July-August issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Primary Care Practices Aim to Treat the Mind
The reality is that many people will go without mental health care if it doesn’t come from their primary care doctor, so integrating mental and behavioral health care into doctor practices makes sense, according to the American Psychological Association. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burnout in Small Urban Independent Primary Care Practices Burnout in Small Urban Independent Primary Care Practices
Do burnout rates and associated factors differ between providers practicing in small independent primary care practices compared to those in hospital settings or large practices?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

New app helps victims of domestic violence in the privacy of their doctors' office
(Rochester Institute of Technology) Primary care practices in Rochester, N.Y., are pilot testing an app that screens patients for domestic violence and makes actionable recommendations for victims and their doctors. A team of researchers and advocates at Rochester Institute of Technology and Resolve of Greater Rochester (RESOLVE) developed the software program. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Small NYC Primary Care Practices Avoid Burnout Blues
Researchers recently found that health care professionals in small independent primary care practices in New York City reported much lower burnout rates than the national average. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 31, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Novo Nordisk exec: In the digital age, it ’ s not enough to have a better molecule
Much of Dr. Todd Hobbs’ life has centered around diabetes – he was diagnosed with Type I diabetes roughly 30 years ago and now he is the father of a child with diabetes. At his Kentucky-based primary care practice, he took on diabetic patients and helped manage their care. And when he made the jump from the clinic to the pharmaceutical industry 15 years ago, he accepted a job at Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO). He now serves as VP & CMO of the insulin-maker’s North America unit. Between his work as a doctor and as an executive, he has watched healthcare trends come and go. The one that he’s ke...
Source: Mass Device - July 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes mHealth (Mobile Health) Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Novo Nordisk Source Type: news

OhioHealth pausing after opening four freestanding ERs in six months
OhioHealth Corp. has nearly completed a $52 million network of freestanding suburban emergency rooms after opening seven since early last year – a dizzying four of those in just six months. A two-story New Albany ER with a primary care practice upstairs is the latest to open in June – making it the ninth for Central Ohio's largest hospital system. Although not considered a standalone, an ER also is part of the 26-bed OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital opening in October. “We looked… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Practice-Hospital Consolidation Increasing for Many Specialties Practice-Hospital Consolidation Increasing for Many Specialties
The level of integration of certain kinds of primary care practices into hospitals and health systems more than doubled in recent years, with steeper increases seen in oncology and cardiology.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Burnout Rare Among Physicians in Small Practices Burnout Rare Among Physicians in Small Practices
Physicians who work in small, independent primary care practices report far less burnout than the national average.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice: Two Health Center Experiences
August 1, 2018 3:00-4:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Building a Direct Primary Care Practice
After more than eight years in the fee-for-service world, Jeffrey Gold, M.D., needed a change. He found a model that " makes sense " in direct primary care. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - July 9, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Physician burnout in small practices is dramatically lower than national average
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Physicians who work in small, independent primary care practices -- also known as SIPs -- report dramatically lower levels of burnout than the national average (13.5 percent versus 54.4 percent), according to a study led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine publishing online July 9 in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news