Tag Archives: Primary

Pharmacies Grow for Primary Care On-Ramps – And J.D. Power Says Consumers Like That

The use of health and wellness services delivered in retail pharmacies is growing, and health consumers’ satisfaction increases with use. That’s the headline for J.D. Power’s 2020 U.S. Pharmacy Study. This is the 12th year of J.D. Power’s U.S. Pharmacy Study, this year based on a survey of 13,378 pharmacy customers who filled a prescription… Read More »

Primary sources of saturated fat in american diet

The USDA Food Patterns are intended to represent the types and amounts of foods that will provide sufficient nutrients to meet Institute of Medicine IOM nutrient recommendations and Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations, within calorie needs. They are updated every five years during the deliberations of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, and are presented to… Read More »

The successes – and pitfalls – of using telehealth for home-based primary care

Home-based primary care allows individuals with chronic conditions – especially older people – to stay in their homes longer, so reducing hospitalization rates and improving quality of life. As the COVID-19 crisis has made evident, telehealth can be a useful tool to help connect patients with services remotely.  However, experts say it is vital to… Read More »

Primary Care Is at the Center of a Health Revolution

By KEVIN WANG, MD If our urgent-care-as-healthcare culture isn’t killing us, it’s certainly wasting our time and resources.  Consider these facts highlighted by Advanced Medical Reviews, based on various studies:  U.S. physicians report that more than 20 percent of overall medical care is not needed. The Congressional Budget Office recently estimated that up to 30 percent of the… Read More »

I Have a Strong Relationship with my Bank but I Almost Never Go There. How Could this Translate to Primary Care?

By HANS DUVEFELT, MD Imagine if your bank handled all your online transactions for free but charged you only when you visited your local branch – and then kept pestering you to come in, pay money and chat with them every three months or at least once a year if you wanted to keep your… Read More »