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Love thy doctor means good results for patients

Patients who love their doctors are more likely to take medications as prescribed and make lifestyle changes, said Dean Ornish, M.D., a clinical professor of medicine at University of California, San Francisco, and founder of the nonprofit Preventative Medicine Research Institute, in a Q&A published in  Medscape.

Survey: Patients happy with primary care docs, but worried about rising healthcare costs

More than 90 percent of adult U.S. patients expressed satisfaction with their interactions with primary care doctors, according to a new Harris Poll survey that also found the rising cost of healthcare puts pressure on patients and affects outcomes.

Patient retention: Initial phone calls can make the difference

You've likely heard all about the power of first impressions, but you may not have realized just how important they are.

Doc suggests rethinking primary care training to fix physician shortage

It's hard to be a good mentor when you're feeling fried and overworked. A lot of the time, though, that's the position in which primary care physicians find themselves when residents rotate through their practices, and it's hard to imagine closing the physician gap under those circumstances, writes Fred N. Pelzman, M.D., in an article for  MedPage Today.

Population health model presents serious issues for private practices

Population health has emerged as a key to shaping and quantifying ongoing initiatives to increase the value of healthcare, according to an article in  Medical Economics, and that's causing trouble for private practice physicians.

Retail chains expand their appeal to millennial patients by offering insurance

The nimble startups that have had their sights on earning the loyalty of millennial patients are expanding into the insurance business, offering potential for a new model of integrated retail health. according to an article in  Kaiser Health News.

Shared patient visits gain in popularity, but skepticism remains

Group office visits offer benefits for patients and busy physicians, according to an article in the  New York Times, but a separate story published by  Kaiser Health News  cites studies showing mixed results.

Promise of coordinated care doesn't always work, one doctor says

The promise of coordinated care between healthcare settings doesn't always work the way it should, writes Fred N. Pelzman, M.D., a New York-based internal medicine physician, in  MedPage Today.

New data shows regional and state-level variations in healthcare utilization, access

States that implemented their own health insurance marketplaces and expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act improved people's access to medical care, according to new data from the National Center for Health Statistics.  

Behavioral health screenings: 3 ways to incorporate into patient visits

Left undiagnosed and untreated, adult depression and alcohol use disorders present significant challenges to patients' wellbeing. Here are three ways to incorporate behavioral health screenings in primary care visits.