I need to give props out to Amy Rosenthal MD from NC. This was a letter to Medical Economics in October where she shreds the PCMH concept. Above is the screen shot but the highlights are:
- In my experience what was supposed to be patient centered was actually data centered
- It put layers of staff between me and my patients
- Dr. Holly highlighted “listening to a patient and treating the whole person” as key to the medical home. This is absurd. A practice does need to have a PCMH label to treat patients with respect and as individuals
- While PCMH sounds like the latest, greatest thing, it is much ado about not much, and in my experience impedes the doctor/patient relationship
Great job, Amy! How about you leave the dark side and join the DPC movement where you will actually accomplish the right goals with the right values?