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Primary Health Care in Crisis

What happened to the doctor-patient relationship?

Primary care medicine is changing for the worse. With new health care reforms, Patients will have less interaction with a doctor. The biggest impacted medical field is primary care, an inherently slower, more personal, and uniquely tailored service. Patients are feeling helpless and alienated; losing a valued close connection with a doctor while health care becomes more transactional than relational.  Dr. Frederick Barken is fighting for traditional primary care in his book, Out of Practice

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