Why I Won’t Close My Practice to New Patients

Closing a medical practice to new patients is like cutting off the very top of a tree. It’s the beginning of the end. The top of the tree, the … [Read more...]

The Four Minute Smile: Why I Chose Direct Practice

September first was a big day for me. After over 25 years of practicing invasive cardiology, I sent an affidavit to CMS to indicate for the next two … [Read more...]

Changing Patient Feedback Forms Could Transform Healthcare

We’ve all seen them: those once paper but increasingly digital forms that enthusiastically request our feedback. Tell us how we’re doing, they … [Read more...]

Should Your Practice Hire a SuperCoach?

Coaches are finding their way into medicine. Health coaches, diabetes coaches, nurse coaches, and life coaches are just a few of the myriad new types … [Read more...]

What We Can Learn from Digital Health Power Curators

Increasingly, my social media life has become about finding signal. Noise grows by the day, so tuning for value has become a new … [Read more...]

Do Fee-For-Service and Preventative Medicine Mix?

As our medical system attempts to evolve to better deal with the modern epidemics of lifestyle-driven chronic disease, much time and attention is … [Read more...]

Cleveland Clinic Opens Center for Functional Medicine: What Does This Mean for You?

It’s finally official. Back in May at our NYC-based Functional Forum, Dr. Mark Hyman announced for the first time that the Cleveland Clinic, long … [Read more...]

Finding Happiness in Medical Practice

Two weeks ago, a friend posted a story on my Facebook page: "How Being a Doctor Became the Most Miserable Profession," Oh no. "Another article on … [Read more...]

Direct Primary Care: One of Healthcare’s “Big Ideas?”

A Graham Center Policy One-Pager in the April 1st issue of American Family Physician uses historical data to project the effect of the 2010 Primary … [Read more...]

Context Intelligence and the Public Physician

It used to be clear where we were. When we were in a patient room we carried ourselves one way. In church or temple, we behaved a different way. With … [Read more...]