Primary Care Evolves


There is clear evidence that broader, more equitable access to primary care generates better health outcomes. But the traditional paradigm—seeing a family doctor in the office—is shifting in tandem with changing technology, new attitudes among young people, and physician shortages. Digital portals and other telehealth tools, walk-in clinics, and community-based facilities attuned to social determinants of health are increasingly popular alternatives. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are filling in service gaps. As models of primary care evolve, a new generation of providers will need training to meet emerging demands.

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