Gregg Coodley Author Interview

Gregg Coodley Author Interview

Patients in Peril explains the roots of the problem of the American healthcare system and offers practical and achievable reforms that will benefit all Americans. Why was this an important book for you to write?

I am afraid how much worse patient care will become with the decline in the number of primary care doctors.  I have seen the worsening of the experience of being a primary care doctor over my career and the scarcity of any new doctors.

How much research did you undertake for this book, and how much time did it take to put it all together?

It took about 9 months. I combined personal experience, interviews with other primary care doctors and research in the medical literature about the different issues I explore in the book.

What is a common misconception you feel people have about health care?

I think the problems in the American healthcare system extend beyond the private insurance versus single payer debate or the costs of pharmaceuticals to encompass the decline of primary care and the increasing separation of patients from continuity of care.

What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?

I hope to demonstrate why primary care is important and simple steps that could fix it while lowering overall health care costs.

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Once, Americans could count on having a personal or primary care physician who would see patients for new or chronic problems, whether in the office or the hospital. The appeal of such a system is more than psychological, for both primary care and continuity of care with a physician over time are associated with improved patient care, greater patient satisfaction, and lower overall costs.  

These days are ending as primary care in the United States is rapidly disappearing. Where once 80% of American doctors were in primary care, now perhaps only a quarter of new graduates enter the field. Existing primary care doctors are retiring prematurely while many of those remaining feel demoralized, dispirited, and defeated. Experts predict increasing shortages of primary care doctors. The collapse of primary care will increase overall costs, hurt hospitals and insurers, but most of all damage the care of patients.

Patients in Peril explains the roots of the problem, the travails of primary care in America, the role of medical schools, hospitals, insurers and government, and how this all affects patients. Patients in Peril also offers practical achievable reforms that would improve care, reduce costs, and potentially avert this disaster.

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