Listening to Simon and Garfunkel song I am a rock got me thinking about relationships. Unlike the song, no man is an island. We laugh, we love we cry often due to our interactions with others, and this is a big part of our humanity. In fact studies have shown that having not just relationships but healthy ones is important for our health and wellness .There seems to be evidence that strong relationships contribute to a long, healthy and happy life.
A recent article I was reading listed the following reasons to invest in relationships
As physicians we need to be able to do the following to enhance these relationships.
I believe that building meaningful lasting relationships with patients that lead to better healthcare outcomes, while restoring the heart and soul of healthcare is still possible. Direct Primary Care offers a path for both patients and physicians to interact in a meaningful way. Through direct primary care healthcare is delivered without the unnecessary burden of third party administrators. And the best thing is that for many this model of healthcare is affordable.
Oregon Health DPC in Tualatin is a direct primary care practice. We believe that healthcare needs to be affordable, collaborative and focused not on unattainable metrics but on you the patient. If you are interested in learning more about how we are different from other primary care practices give us a contact us to schedule a free consultation. Our FAQ page also has more information on the practice.