Chronic Conditions

As millions of Americans deal with chronic conditions, primary care has a significant responsibility in providing effective, yet cost efficient care. Handling these chronic diseases can often be difficult for patients, particularly if they are dealing with more than one. Patients are often required to understand and digest a large amount of information, and having a familiar provider can make a remarkable difference.  


Comprehensive primary care, especially when provided by the entire care team, can be the difference in helping these patients handle their disease. Those who have limited access to primary care spend more and have poorer overall health outcomes. Under the current system when many primary care clinicians are under significant time constraints, they are not equipped to adequately address patient needs. However, a shift towards a patient-centered, comprehensive approach may allow both clinicians and patients to sufficiently address these complex needs. 

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