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Better Primary Care Can Stop Cardiovascular-related Deaths Worldwide

The World Health Organization states cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. In 2019, around 32% of worldwide deaths were attributed to cardiovascular disease. That is a stunning statistic, especially since most of these deaths were preventable. If those people had access to better-quality primary care, their cardiovascular problems could have gotten avoided.

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Better Primary Care Requires New Classroom Training

Medical schools still teach students how to treat patients under a fee-based service model. If our society is ever going to improve our healthcare system and make it patient-focused rather than money-focused, the first change must start in the classroom. Medical students and residents need to learn about transformative primary care and the benefits of

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The Future of Primary Care in the United States

Primary Medical Care Center was formed many years ago in Miami, Florida. Its founders intended to create a value-based care facility that devoted more time to seeing and treating patients. That was an unusual idea back in the day because most healthcare facilities in Florida were operating under the fee-based care model. Even to this

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How to Connect with the Families of Your Patients

Primary Medical Care Center has always believed in establishing a connection between our primary care physicians and the families of our patients. After all, the family members spend more time with their loved ones and incur the worst of their physical and cognitive health challenges. For this reason, families can be essential in helping doctors

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How to Personalize Diabetic Care for Patients

Roughly 10% of the American population has diabetes. What’s worse is that 20% of those with diabetes don’t even know they have it. These people don’t find out they have diabetes until its symptoms take over their lives and leave them with no choice but to go to the doctor for treatment. That’s when they

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The Top 6 Stages of Enhancing Engagement Between Patients and Families

Primary care physicians should improve their patients’ health and well-being by creating a personalized treatment plan to address their underlying health issues. However, the patient must participate in developing this treatment plan in order for it to be effective for them. That is why patient engagement with their healthcare needs and decision-making is critical for

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How to Avoid Misunderstandings Regarding Senior Malnourishment

Senior malnourishment is a severe problem in the United States. Roughly 50% of older adults have a high risk of malnourishment due to various reasons, such as health neglect and low income. The consequences of malnourishment are worse for older adults than for younger adults. That is why more older adults end up in the

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How to Encourage Senior Patients to Develop Better Eating Habits

It is not easy to stick to a New Year’s Resolution because it requires you to change your behavior over a long time period. Most people have difficulty changing their lifestyle habits, especially older adults who are accustomed to them. Even if older adults realize that lifestyle changes are needed to improve their health, they

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The Top 5 Tips to Improve Diabetes Management for Patients

Did you know more than 37 million Americans have diabetes? That is about 10% of the entire population of the country. What’s worse is that roughly 7 million of those people don’t even realize they have diabetes because they lack proper medical care. Between 2019 and 2020, diabetes-related deaths increased by almost 14% throughout the

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