Executive Innovation Show

Primary Care, Direct Care, Proactive Care or Just Good Patient Care? (Bluth Medical Associates, LLC & American Family Care)

November 05, 2019
Executive Innovation Show
Primary Care, Direct Care, Proactive Care or Just Good Patient Care? (Bluth Medical Associates, LLC & American Family Care)
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Executive Innovation Show
Primary Care, Direct Care, Proactive Care or Just Good Patient Care? (Bluth Medical Associates, LLC & American Family Care)
Nov 05, 2019
Carrie Chitsey Wells
Show Notes

Welcome to the Executive Innovation Show Podcast, brought to you by One Touch Telehealth. During this podcast hear host, Carrie Chitsey, talk with Dr. Brian Bluth (Bluth Medical Associates, LLC) and Dr. Ben Barlow (American Family Care). 

Dr. Brian Bluth is trained and board-certified in family medicine. He is the owner and sole-practitioner in private practice since 2009 in rural Oklahoma. 

 Dr. Ben Barlow is the Chief Medical Officer of American Family Care which operates 210 clinics in 26 states seeing 3 million patients a year. He is board-certified in Emergency Medicine and joined AFC after 14 years in the Air Force. 

Listen to “Primary Care, Direct Care, Proactive Care or Just Good Patient Care” as we discuss: 

  • Carrie gets the show started with Dr. Bluth, talking about the changes in rural health with practice groups and physicians looking to deepen patient relationships and expand their reach. How are the patient-physician relationships changing over time?
  • As the specialty physician shortage continues to increase rural areas, what proactive measures is Dr. Bluth taking to make sure the patients in his community get the care they need? 
  • With technology like telehealth and new billable codes coming forward, are we going to see more telemedicine access from a patient’s home? 
  • What are the bias of telehealth? From generational biases to bias from bad telehealth experience, Carrie and Dr. Bluth talk about some of the questions patients and healthcare professionals may have about telehealth. 
  • Public Service Announcement: Use telehealth if you have the flu! Don’t get everyone else sick. Carrie and Dr. Bluth speak on how useful and common sense telehealth is, especially during flu season. 
  • Are telehealth doctors different in person than during a telehealth visit? What about patients? Dr. Bluth talks about what he sees from behind the screen. 
  • How much time is spent taking a telehealth visit vs an in-office visit? Dr. Bluth gives real-life examples of the effortless use of telehealth in his practice. 
  • American Family Care, founded back in 1982. now has over 214 clinics in 28 states. Founder, Dr. Irwin, had always envisioned AFC as accessible primary care. How has their model changed over time? 
  • How is American Family Care using their urgent care clinics to provide better patient-centered care? 
  • Did you know that 46% of Millennial patients don’t have a primary care doctor? In the podcast, we call these "unattached patients". Dr. Barlow explains American Family Care’s approach to "unattached patients".
  • When looking at follow-up visits, are telehealth appointments the best way to provide patient convenience? 
  • Is it primary care, direct care, proactive care or just good patient care? We ask Dr. Barlow the pending question of the podcast. 
  • What’s it like working on the medical team for the White House under President Obama and President Trump? Listen as Dr. Barlow talks about his experience.
  • As always, we ask the panel what is keeping them up at night. 

How is Dr. Brian Bluth making sure his community gets the care they need? Visit his website to find out.  

Keep up with Dr. Ben Barlow and rapidly growing American Family Care as they provide accessible primary care. 

 Learn more about One Touch Telehealth and how telehealth can help your practice provide better patient care via our Telemedicine White Paper

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