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Coronavirus 19 Info and Guidelines

Thank you to Dr. Allison Edwards from KC DPC for her work on a majority of this information. Good Afternoon, We are reaching out because we know this is a confusing and anxiety provoking time for many people. As you are likely aware, Massachusetts residents have tested positive for COVID-19 (the illness caused by the…

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Our Unhealthy Addiction to Health Insurance

Whenever I give a talk about healthcare, I ask the audience, “What is the worst addiction problem we have in the United States?” The answers are typically the same and all are good guesses – alcohol, tobacco, opiates, and sugar are most frequently cited. I agree these are all terrible addictions that need to be…

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A Leap of Truth

This is dedicated to all of those on the precipice of choosing between your norm versus your actual truth. Not who you project but who you are when no one else is looking. People often use the term “Leap of Faith” in their motivational language. Wikipedia defines a leap of faith as “an act of…

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To Teach Is To Learn

Last week I was notified of an incredible honor. I received a citation of excellence in teaching along with 11 other clinical faculty in Family Medicine by the Tufts University School of Medicine 3rd year students. I am pretty sure this recognition does not come with a check, a free car, or a safari adventure…

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While Congress Fiddles, Patients Lose Patience

Published in the Boston Business Journal April 7, 2017: The longer Republicans debate and dissect the Affordable Care Act, the more people are turning to Direct Primary Care (DPC) physicians. Unlike the recently proposed American Health Care Act — and the Affordable Care Act it is seeking to replace — direct primary care is both…

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Day of Atonement

So today the Jewish religion celebrates the holiday of Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur for those who do not know is the most solemn and second only to the Sabbath as the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jewish people traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate…

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Employers and Direct Primary Care: A No-Brainer!

Not surprisingly, recent studies have shown a broad value proposition that links workplace health and well-being to favorable business performance. So why don’t more employers invest in programs that promote healthy employees? Expense is one glaring reason! Employers, both large and small, are being crushed by the rising cost of providing insurance benefits to their…

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Opiates: A Painful Topic For Everyone

Todays Boston Globe has an article regarding physician prescribing of opiates to patients that have already experienced an overdose Opiate Prescribing to Patients With OD History. Between the documentary that HBO aired last night regarding the opiate crisis on Cape Cod and this article from today, I felt that as a primary care physician and as…

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