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Stories with subject: Family medicine
  • Many children go to primary care for concussions, not the ER story has video
    Updated: May-31-16 2:25 pm

    New research confirms that relying on emergency room data to estimate the prevalence of childhood concussions doesn't deliver a complete picture because many seek treatment in primary care.

  • McAuliffe vetoes direct primary care bill 
    Updated: May-20-16 1:54 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation designed to clarify an emerging subscription-based medical service is not insurance and can't be regulated as such.

  • Virginia health care: Pay by the month, get unlimited visits 
    Updated: May-19-16 4:41 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - In January, Dr. Maura McLaughlin started a new type of primary care practice in central Virginia. Instead of getting payments from insurance companies for each appointment, her patients pay her directly, and get unlimited visits for a fixed monthly fee.

  • Questions linger about Prince's choice of local doctor story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-11-16 6:42 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - If Prince was seeking help for a problem with prescription drugs, it would make sense for him to turn to a California addiction specialist known for new ideas on treatment. Less clear is why he sought care from a local family care physician with an unassuming resume who met with Prince twice in the weeks before his death and prescribed him unknown medications.

  • Feds give Florida health centers cash to expand primary care 
    Updated: May-09-16 7:17 am

    MIAMI - The Obama administration is giving nearly $11 million to help 12 health centers around the state offer preventive health services to more low-income patients.

  • NC physician faces 18 months in prison for healthcare fraud 
    Updated: May-02-16 4:39 pm

    STATESVILLE, North Carolina - Federal authorities say a North Carolina doctor will spend 18 months in prison after bilking Medicaid and Medicare with inflated bills for patient care he didn't perform.