What is Health?

What is Health?

I learned in medical school and residency that the most significant reason for the increase in human lifespan is not doctors, not advancements in medications or surgeries, but in public health. There were 10 public health measures in the 20th century that are directly...

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Direct Primary Care: A Snapshot

Direct Primary Care: A Snapshot

Direct primary care is hot right now. Super hot. From medical students to practicing physicians, it seems every family physician I talk to is interested in learning more -- and there's still a lot to learn about the model. Those of us in DPC practice are a disparate...

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Data in Direct Primary Care

I just wrapped up presenting at the American Academy of Family Physicians' annual Direct Primary Care Summit. The subject? Data in (direct) primary care. Not to spoil the whole piece, but we've worked for a long time to try to measure and prove quality in primary...

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6 Ways Doctors Assess Causes of Fatigue

6 Ways Doctors Assess Causes of Fatigue

Chalk it up to whatever you want — a night of tossing and turning, being sick, feeling stressed at work — but we’ve all been there: absolutely bone-tired. Concerns about fatigue often bring people into my office. And it’s often hard to pinpoint exactly what’s behind...

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2018 Survey Results

2018 Survey Results

As scientists, we measure what we do. We create studies, evaluate variables, and try to figure out the best course of action. Without objective points of reference, we can’t move forward and progress in a meaningful way. We treat the business of KCDPC no differently,...

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Sneak peek!

Sneak peek!

The new year often brings new promises to yourself, but those promises often fall flat. We're here to change that! KCDPC is excited to host (along w/ several other awesome local healthcare providers) a 6-week program focusing on goal setting, nutrition, exercise, and...

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Let’s Get Drug Pricing Under Control

Let’s Get Drug Pricing Under Control

In a 24-hour news cycle that has been stoked by heated elections, partisan bickering and domestic terrorism, it can be hard to keep up with the latest daily dose of outrage. But here is one bit of news that should have attracted our attention much more than it did....

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Go Outside.

Go Outside.

There are a thousand reasons why we don’t go outside: no time.  Too many bugs. Too hot. Too cold. Too windy. It's boring. Whatever.  Toss those aside. Whether you like it or not, nature is our refuge, and it’s time we spent more time embracing it. We, as humans,...

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