Happy almost summer! Being a sun worshipper, I am always energized by the longer days and sunnier weather, although in Seattle we are definitely not done with rain just yet.
This month I wanted to share some thoughts I had after reading an excellent article in the New York Times Magazine about the “reinvention” of primary care delivery. It features the work of Dr. David Meltzer from the University of Chicago, who was a speaker at one of the national conferences of the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHAC), my professional organization as an advocate.
His research looked at the doctor-patient relationship, and whether longer appointments with a person’s primary care doctor (yes, all of them with the same doctor!) were economically sustainable.
Trying to Put a Value on the Doctor-Patient Relationship
Dr. Sima Kahn muses on being a healthcare advocate, the troubles with our healthcare system, and how to advocate for ourselves.