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Telehealth Update from ATA President Dr. Joe Kvedar

Joe Kvedar, MD, President of ATA, joins Pat Salber, MD, CEO and Editor of The Doctor Weighs In, for an in-depth telehealth update.
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Why We Need to Unlock the Full Potential of Primary Care

There are powerful reasons to move to a value-based primary care system. Highly effective Primary Care 3.0 is an indispensable piece of that effort.
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Reflections on Death with Dignity

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Facing a painful death from incurable cancer, Brittany Maynard had to move to Oregon so she could control her destiny & die with dignity. Why do so few states allow this?
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Reshaping Healthcare: What We Can Learn From Alaska

Southcentral Foundation in Alaska provides excellent healthcare for half the money spent on other patients in that state. What can we learn from them?
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Doximity’s New Telehealth Application Makes It Easy to Connect

Dialer Video is Doximity's new telehealth feature that allows doctors to connect with their patients on their own cell phones with the click of a button.
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The Indomitable Spirit of My Dying Patient

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Caring for his dying patient, a much loved Irish farmer with advanced renal failure, reminded a doctor of what is really important in medicine.
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What to Do When Your Doctor is Distracted

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What should you do when you notice your doctor is distracted? A primary care doctor provides tips to help them get back on track.
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A Fatal Medical Error: Lack of Care or Lack of Caring?

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A family doctor relates the sad story of a fatal medical error that killed her friend Bob and ended up influencing her work for years to come.
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Flu: Here are the Answers to Your Questions

Here is information and stats from the CDC and elsewhere that helps answer many of the questions you may have about this year's flu season.
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How to Get the Most of Your Medical Consultation

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Getting the most out a medical consultation is crucial because getting an appointment with a doctor is not always easy and it can be costly. Here are some tips to ensure that you are able to convey your problems to the doctor within the time allotted to you without missing out on any important points.
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In Primary Care, Who Gets Sued and Why?

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Because nurse practitioners (NPs) are growing in importance as providers of primary care, The Doctors Company analyzed malpractice claims against NPs and compared them with primary care physicians to see if there were any differences in malpractice liability patterns. The study has important implications for primary care practices utilizing NPs.
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Patients Need Personalized, Not Generic, Health Advice

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A new survey shows that patients with chronic conditions often feel the information they receive from their healthcare team is too generic and therefore not as useful as it could be.