I would like to say a quick "thank you" to authors Michael Laff and Leslie Champlin for writing excellent news releases about my JABFM manuscript. Here are some links (note that these were among several recent news stories added under the nonacademic articles page).
Researchers Study What 'Direct Primary Care' Really Means, by Michael Laff, AAFP News, Nov 10, 2015.
Small, Independent Practices Comprise Most Direct Primary Care Offices, by Leslie Champlin, Robert Graham Center, Nov 9, 2015.
To those that might have missed the last post about ACP - please go back and give it a quick read. I'd be happy to hear your thoughts (you can always click the title of any blog post to comment and view other comments), and apparently ACP would still like to hear your thoughts as well. I wholeheartedly agree with each of the comments made in my last post by Drs. Robert Nelson, Julie Gunther, and Shane Purcell. So what do we DO about this?
Any physicians that are ACP members should publicly reach out to the organization to express your disagreement with their policy statement. Better yet - you might reach out to your state ACP chapter leaders (as Dr. Lee Gross has done in Florida) to ask that they publicly articulate their support for Direct Primary Care. With enough pressure, the ACP might take the most appropriate action - an action Josh Umbehr is already promoting - retract the manuscript.
I hope to have an updated version of the mapper up soon!
If you have a question you would like answered in the next blog post, feel free to place it in the comments below and I'll give it a shot.