Are Primary Care Providers the Cool Kids Now? Dr. Marci Nielsen Thinks So

Are we Clueless, and has Cher Horowitz finally found her Tai Frasier? Are primary care providers the cool kids now? According to Dr. Marci Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer of the Washington, DC-based Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC), primary care providers are on the up-and-up.

Dr. Nielsen tells us that the PCPCC was founded in 2007 by four primary care organizations recognizing the decline, possibly even ostracizing, of primary care in America. This decline was causing disjointed and poorly coordinated care for patients. These four organizations were the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American College of Physicians (ACP), and the American Academy of Pediatrics, who together with IBM as a large employer, came together to build a national movement promoting the widespread adoption of the patient-centered medical homes and garnering support for primary care. Since then, the PCPCC has grown to represent more than 1,200 medical home stakeholders, all passionate about making primary care work in this country.

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