Family Medicine

Convenience and Continuity of Care in the Evolving Retail Clinic Model

Industry observers and insiders ponder the role of retail clinics in modern health care and how that squares with physician-patient relationships.

Shortage of Primary Care Providers Driving Key Medical Trends

Increasing reliance on nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) as well as on telehealth and related technologies have a common root: a lack of primary care providers. Analysts do not see these trends abating.

From Maids to Tycoons: Direct Primary Care Expands Its Patient Base

Frustrated with insurance-based care, increasing numbers of physicians are turning to direct primary care to provide patients across the socioeconomic spectrum simpler, more personalized treatment.

The Health Collaborative

Improving the Health Status of the Community by Supporting Family Health and Fitness

Uniting Behavioral Health Services for Children and Adolescents under One Roof

Its genesis rooted in the personal experiences of its founder, the soon-to-open Children’s Integrated Center for Success (CICS) will be the first facility in the Lehigh Valley where physicians may refer young patients for unified, streamlined behavioral health care.

Thought Leader: Paul Larson, CFP, CLU

In the following profile, Paul Larson, CFP, CLU, founder and CEO of Larson Financial, a financial advisory firm exclusively for physicians, sheds light on how physicians are meeting certain challenges while still maintaining their viability in an era of fiscal uncertainty and increasing regulations.

The Role of Retail Medicine 
in Healthcare Evolution

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, the shortage of primary care physicians is expected to increase as the newly insured search for their own medical homes. Do retail medical clinics and urgent care centers present a solution?

Relieving Chronic Headaches

Physical therapy provides a solution for some patients with recurring headaches.

Pathstones: Partnering for a Happy, Secure Retirement

Pathstones by Phoebe empowers its members to enjoy their golden years on their own terms by offering affordable, personalized wellness coordination services that promote long-term health and minimize unnecessary healthcare expenditures.

Early PAD Treatment Plays Limb-Saving Role

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) affects about 8 million people in the United States. Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is the most advanced form of this disease and occurs in 1% to 2% of patients who are 50 years of age or older.