Growing Peachnet: building a practice-based research network in western Colorado - Nederveld A, Duarte KF, Broaddus-Shea ET.
INTRODUCTION: Practice-based research networks (PBRNs) have long sought to engage with communities and address questions relevant to multiple stakeholders and real-world primary care practice. Topic-generating processes that involve these stakeholders are ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Pediatric Antibiotic Prescribing Dropped During Pandemic
THURSDAY, Jan. 13, 2022 -- In pediatric primary care practices, there was a substantial reduction in antibiotic prescribing, beginning in April 2020, which was mainly due to a reduction in prescriptions at visits for respiratory tract infection... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 13, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PHOTOS: Tennessee primary-care practice opens first Charlotte clinic with plans to expand
A new primary-care provider has entered the Charlotte market with plans to expand in 2022. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 1, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Caroline Hudson Source Type: news

Walgreens and VillageMD planning to open 20 locations in Dallas
The two companies said they plan to open 20 Village Medical at Walgreens primary care practices in the city over the next year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 19, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Hidden In Plain Sight: We Must Leverage Primary Care To Mitigate Covid-19
Ann C. Greiner, Dr. Darilyn V. Moyer and Dr. Anand Parkeh discuss the need for state public health departments to work more closely with community-based primary care practices to boost vaccination rates and build patient trust. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anand Parekh, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Coronavirus Source Type: news

Walgreens and VillageMD planning to open 20 locations in Dallas
The two companies said they plan to open 20 Village Medical at Walgreens primary care practices in this city over the next year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 16, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Walgreens and VillageMD to expand in Tampa, Florida
The companies said they plan to open 20 new Village Medical at Walgreens primary care practices in the Tampa Bay area over the next year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ben Miller Source Type: news

Pandemic Exacerbates Primary Care Practices' Financial Struggles Pandemic Exacerbates Primary Care Practices' Financial Struggles
Clinicians worry their practices will no longer be able to support telemedicine if prepandemic payment regulations are restored.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Central Ohio Primary Care completes 3-building Westerville HQ campus
The nation's largest independently owned primary care practice has completed its $45 million Westerville headquarters complex with the opening of a third medical building. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carrie Ghose Source Type: news

Group consultations: Together, patients are stronger
This case study looks at how group consultations are a way primary care practices can bring together individuals for support with long-term conditions, helping them to better manage their own health and share their experiences and learning. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 18, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Evergreen Health acquires Aspire of Western New York clinic
Evergreen Health will grow its primary care practice with the acquisition of another clinic and a partnership with a provider. The Buffalo-based health care provider will take over Aspire of Western New York's Cheektowaga health care practice during first quarter, expanding services in primary care and podiatry services. The deal is similar to one announced early this year with People Inc., which saw operations and owne rship of a primary care clinic on Elmwood Avenue transfer to Evergreen. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 9, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Why virtual primary care is here to stay
As an evolution of telehealth, virtual primary care is the equivalent of visiting your primary care practice, but digitally. The power of technology gives patients accessible face time with their primary care provider, virtually via phone, tablet, or computer. In one of our recent insights, we noted that employees often avoid seeking primary care due to multiple barriers such as costs, health insurance confusion, inconvenient access to a doctor, and limited time to visit a physician. However, skipping… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Healthgram Source Type: news

Why virtual primary care is here to stay
As an evolution of telehealth, virtual primary care is the equivalent of visiting your primary care practice, but digitally. The power of technology gives patients accessible face time with their primary care provider, virtually via phone, tablet, or computer. In one of our recent insights, we noted that employees often avoid seeking primary care due to multiple barriers such as costs, health insurance confusion, inconvenient access to a doctor, and limited time to visit a physician. However, skipping… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Healthgram Source Type: news

Why virtual primary care is here to stay
As an evolution of telehealth, virtual primary care is the equivalent of visiting your primary care practice, but digitally. The power of technology gives patients accessible face time with their primary care provider, virtually via phone, tablet, or computer. In one of our recent insights, we noted that employees often avoid seeking primary care due to multiple barriers such as costs, health insurance confusion, inconvenient access to a doctor, and limited time to visit a physician. However, skipping… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Healthgram Source Type: news

Why virtual primary care is here to stay
As an evolution of telehealth, virtual primary care is the equivalent of visiting your primary care practice, but digitally. The power of technology gives patients accessible face time with their primary care provider, virtually via phone, tablet, or computer. In one of our recent insights, we noted that employees often avoid seeking primary care due to multiple barriers such as costs, health insurance confusion, inconvenient access to a doctor, and limited time to visit a physician. However, skipping… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Healthgram Source Type: news

How COVID-19 Long Haulers Could Change the U.S. Disability Benefits System
When COVID-19 began spreading in the U.S. in March 2020, McKale Santin was working at a nursing home in Burlington, Vermont. She and her coworkers didn’t yet know how deadly the virus would become, but she remembers feeling nervous as the first patients got sick and she was asked to examine them with only a surgical mask, not the more protective N95 mask that she wore to test for conditions like tuberculosis. One day, a patient pulled down her own mask to sneeze while Santin was conducting a respiratory assessment. Soon after, the woman became one of Vermont’s first people to die from COVID-19—and Santin...
Source: TIME: Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

Primary care practice characteristics make little impact on unplanned hospital admissions
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Given the aging world population, there is international interest in helping older people live longer and healthier lives. Avoiding unplanned hospital admissions is an important aspect of care for older people. Palapar et al focused on the way primary care practice characteristics influence outcomes such as unplanned hospitalizations, function and well-being. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Commonwealth Care Alliance launches $7.5M renovation, rebrand of primary care
Following rapid growth, Medicare and Medicaid health care provider Commonwealth Care Alliance has announced it will expand its primary care practices, undertaking a $7.5 million renovation of its facilities and rebranding the service. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

The Future of Family Medicine in the Coming Techno-World The Future of Family Medicine in the Coming Techno-World
The authors present a possible scenario for how technology might completely change the face of primary care practice in the near future. What are the potential ramifications for family medicine?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

In a Possible First, Primary Care Practice Opens in Cancer Center In a Possible First, Primary Care Practice Opens in Cancer Center
The Graham Cancer Center in Delaware has taken a plunge and set up a small practice with the hope that enough patients will want the serviceMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - May 21, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Changes in Primary Care Could Improve Blood Pressure Outcomes Changes in Primary Care Could Improve Blood Pressure Outcomes
Operational changes are linked to improvements in smoking and blood pressure outcomes in primary care practice settings, new research indicates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Nonprofit healthcare provider expanding to Huber Heights
A Dayton-based nonprofit that provides primary care and preventive health services to medically underserved populations will open its seventh office this year at a building it recently purchased in Huber Heights. Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton (CHCGD) will open the primary care practice at 6255 Chambersburg Road in fall 2021. Extensive renovations are planned for the 4,800-square-foot building, which was built in 1967 and previously housed Northeast Family Practice and Wayne Medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 28, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Nonprofit healthcare provider expanding to Huber Heights
A Dayton-based nonprofit that provides primary care and preventive health services to medically underserved populations will open its seventh office this year at a building it recently purchased in Huber Heights. Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton (CHCGD) will open the primary care practice at 6255 Chambersburg Road in fall 2021. Extensive renovations are planned for the 4,800-square-foot building, which was built in 1967 and previously housed Northeast Family Practice and Wayne Medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - February 28, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jacob Fisher Source Type: news

Tampa primary care practice acquired by Coral Gables health care company
A Tampa-based primary care practice has been acquired a Coral Gables health care company for an undisclosed amount. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 10, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Brendan Ward Source Type: news

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Primary Care Practices
Researchers examines how policymakers can learn from primary care providers’ experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic to better support community-based health providers. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality of Care)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Quality of Care - February 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Corlette S Tags: Public and Community Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Clinics Losing Both Patients, Patience
Without money from the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program, Dr. Scott Winston of Sheridan doesn’t know if his independent primary care practice will stay open. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 18, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Niagara Falls Memorial closing primary care practice site
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is closing one of its off-campus physician offices in a realignment of its primary care network. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 21, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Six ways primary care " medical homes " are lowering health care spending
(American Academy of Family Physicians) New analysis of 394 U.S. primary care practices identifies the aspects of care delivery that are associated with lower health care spending and lower utilization of emergency care and hospital admissions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New primary care tool to prescribe referrals for community health and social services
This study evaluated the implementation of CommunityRx-H3 through the perspective of primary care practice facilitators. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Practice Support and Patient Engagement to Improve CV Care Practice Support and Patient Engagement to Improve CV Care
Might these interventions help improve the quality of cardiovascular care in primary care practices?Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Redesigning Primary Care to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic Redesigning Primary Care to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic
The authors present a roadmap for reinventing primary care practices to care for patients during a pandemic, using the recent COVID-19 pandemic as a learning experience.Annals of Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Independent physician-owned practices adopt more quality improvement strategies
(George Mason University) Quality improvement (QI) strategies play an essential role in transforming primary care practices to improve population health, enhance patient experiences and outcomes, reduce costs, and improve provider experience. New research led by Dr. Tulay Soylu found that primary care practices are willing to change but have concerns about the pace of change and how to manage the internal politics of change. How practices tackle quality improvement depends in part on their structure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Troy startup Aptihealth signs biggest deal yet
The Troy startup Aptihealth has made its biggest deal yet. The behavioral health telemedicine platform said today that it has signed a contract with Glens Falls Hospital, giving patients at the hospital's seven primary care practices access to the service. It’s the company’s first hospital contract, according to Dan Pickett, Aptihealth CEO. Previous ly signed contracts have been with small and large physician practices. About 20 health plans have agreed to cover the service. And there are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Justin Dawes Source Type: news

Troy startup Aptihealth signs biggest deal yet
The Troy startup Aptihealth has made its biggest deal yet. The behavioral health telemedicine platform said today that it has signed a contract with Glens Falls Hospital, giving patients at the hospital's seven primary care practices access to the service. It’s the company’s first hospital contract, according to Dan Pickett, Aptihealth CEO. Previous ly signed contracts have been with small and large physician practices. About 20 health plans have agreed to cover the service. And there are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Justin Dawes Source Type: news

The feasibility and impact of a suicide risk screening program in rural adult primary care: a pilot test of the ask suicide-screening questions toolkit - LeCloux MA, Weimer M, Culp SL, Bjorkgren K, Service S, Campo JV.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and impact of a suicide risk screening program in a rural West Virginia primary care practice. METHODS: Patients presenting for routine and sick visits were asked to participate in el... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

The five phases of pandemic care for primary care
(American Academy of Family Physicians) The authors present a roadmap for necessary primary care practice transformations to care for patients and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

LGBT-friendly medical practices improve STD/HIV screening rates for vulnerable populations
This report--describing the first national quality improvement collaborative focused on providing culturally affirming care for LGBT people--finds that making primary care practices more LGBT-friendly and inclusive may improve STD and HIV screening rates among this vulnerable population. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Participants in CPC+ are diverse but not representative of all primary care practices
This study analyzes patterns of participation in the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus initiative which is the largest voluntary primary care payment and delivery reform model tested to date. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PCP Practices May Lose About $68K Per Physician This Year PCP Practices May Lose About $68K Per Physician This Year
Primary care practices will lose about $68,000 per full-time physicians this year, as care is delayed and appointments cancelled, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - July 2, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Large Losses Anticipated for Primary Care Practices in 2020
MONDAY, June 29, 2020 -- Primary care practices are estimated to lose more than $67,000 in gross revenue per full-time physician over the course of 2020 due to COVID-19, according to a report published online June 25 in Health Affairs. Sanjay Basu,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pandemic Hits Primary Care Practices Hard
Huge declines in patient visits during the coronavirus pandemic have slashed U.S. primary care doctors' revenues, a new study finds. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pandemic Hits Primary Care Practices Hard Across the U.S.: Study
FRIDAY, June 26, 2020 -- Huge declines in patient visits during the coronavirus pandemic have slashed U.S. primary care doctors'revenues, a new study finds. As a result of decreases in office visits and fees for services from March to May during... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 26, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A pilot QI primary care practice program to help reduce infant mortality risks - Gittelman MA, Fluitt K, Anzeljc S, RajanBabu A, Carle AC, Arnold MW, Mahabee-Gittens EM.
The objective of our quality improvement (QI) program was to increase primary care provider (PCP) screening and counseling for T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Will Primary Care Physicians Be COVID-19's Next Victims? Will Primary Care Physicians Be COVID-19's Next Victims?
Dr Tom Frieden discusses his recent editorial outlining his fear that primary care practices may be the next to succumb to the coronavirus pandemic.Georgetown University Family Medicine (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 18, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Expert Interview Source Type: news

AAFP, Others Warn Azar of Imminent Primary Care Closures
Funding to independent and community-based primary care practices, including Medicaid participants, must come soon, the AAFP and other groups told HHS this week. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 22, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Primary Care Practices Struggle to Survive Despite Visit Rebound Primary Care Practices Struggle to Survive Despite Visit Rebound
A Commonwealth Fund study warns that primary care could collapse, asks for government aid dedicated to these practices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - May 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Primary care physicians experience more burnout and anxiety than other health professions
(George Mason University) Health care professionals experience high rates of anxiety and burnout, a growing public health concern, particularly in light of projected physician shortages and the COVID-19 pandemic. New research led by Dr. Debora Goldberg of George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services before the COVID-19 pandemic found that primary care physicians reported burnout at twice the rate of other health care professionals in primary care practices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Testing expanded to 27+ more sites in Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua
A group of 10 community health centers and primary care practice organizations have been approved for funding to expand Covid-19 testing to 17 priority ZIP codes in Erie, Niagara and Chautauqua counties. The funds will add 27 more sites and three mobile units where individuals can be tested for the virus, and receive referrals for primary care at the same time. Funding comes from Erie County Medical Center Corp., which redirected $2.3 million in funds from the Delivery Service Reform Incentive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news