Regardless of your politics, personal opinions, or individual experience, it’s difficult to deny that the American healthcare system is broken and in desperate need of repair. These and related questions about healthcare are being asked all across the country: • Why can’t my doctor be more accessible and accommodating when I need an appointment? • What is the “right” medical care and how would I know it when I experience it? • How can I get personalized and reliable information to help make decisions about my family’s health? • Why is healthcare so expensive and can I ever expect it to be more affordable? • How do I choose the right insurance plan for my family? • What programs or assistance are available when I just don’t have the money to see a doctor or pay for medications? • What does the future of healthcare look like and will it be better than the present?
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About the Author
by Peter B. Anderson MD (Author), Paul H Grundy MD (Author)
Dr. Anderson completed his MD at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and his residency training at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia. He maintained a large primary care practice for 30 years, which became the first in the state of Virginia to be recognized and accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a medical home. While in practice, Dr. Anderson also served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. After retiring from active practice, he founded and now leads Team Care Medicine, a healthcare consulting and training company. Using a model of inside-the-exam-room care that serves to both redesign traditional workflow patterns and elevate staff responsibilities, Dr. Anderson has helped over 300 physician practices, as well as U.S. Department of Defense Military Health primary care clinics, transform their practices. The author of three books, including The Familiar Physician which focuses on the patient-physician bond and the Patient-Centered Medical Home as key elements of primary care medicine and health reform, Dr. Anderson is also a frequent national speaker and media contributor on family practice and primary care issues. To learn more about Dr. Anderson and his work, visit teamcaremedicine.com or follow @thefamiliarphys on Twitter.