MedCity News June 22, 2021
Michelle Davey

Virtual care is taking on a growing responsibility to remind patients they need a doctor for more than when they’re sick. To help fill the gaps of the traditional primary care model, there are a few realizations to address and a handful of potential missteps to avoid:

While an apple a day may not keep the doctor away, primary care often serves as the first line of defense against “sick” care. By providing patients with a holistic view of their health and wellbeing, primary care is intended to help alleviate more serious health concerns down the road and takes on much of the care navigation responsibility to ensure patients get the right care by the right clinician.

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