Family Medicine

New Study Explores Association Between Paternal Smoking and Congenital Heart Defects in Babies

Babies born to fathers who smoke are more likely to have congenital heart defects, according to a recently published study.


Whither, Direct Care?

Supporters of direct or concierge care argue that it lets providers offer more individualized attention, and that by contracting directly with patients — not insurers and government programs — direct care providers keep down overhead.


Winning the Waiting (Room) Game

A certain gloom attaches to waiting rooms. The cheerlessness can be compounded when it’s a medical office waiting room.


Millennials’ Unsteady Approach to Health Care

Harmony Healthcare IT surveyed approximately 2,000 millennials ages 23–38. The findings suggest the younger set is charting a sometimes perilous medical path.


Convenience and Continuity of Care in the Evolving Retail Clinic Model

Industry observers and insiders ponder the role of retail clinics in modern health care and how that squares with physician-patient relationships.


Shortage of Primary Care Providers Driving Key Medical Trends

Increasing reliance on nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) as well as on telehealth and related technologies have a common root: a lack of primary care providers. Analysts do not see these trends abating.


From Maids to Tycoons: Direct Primary Care Expands Its Patient Base

Frustrated with insurance-based care, increasing numbers of physicians are turning to direct primary care to provide patients across the socioeconomic spectrum simpler, more personalized treatment.


The Health Collaborative

Improving the Health Status of the Community by Supporting Family Health and Fitness


Uniting Behavioral Health Services for Children and Adolescents under One Roof

Its genesis rooted in the personal experiences of its founder, the soon-to-open Children’s Integrated Center for Success (CICS) will be the first facility in the Lehigh Valley where physicians may refer young patients for unified, streamlined behavioral health care.


Thought Leader: Paul Larson, CFP, CLU

In the following profile, Paul Larson, CFP, CLU, founder and CEO of Larson Financial, a financial advisory firm exclusively for physicians, sheds light on how physicians are meeting certain challenges while still maintaining their viability in an era of fiscal uncertainty and increasing regulations.