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Primary care physicians take care of the vast majority of patients with chronic diseases, yet we fail to achieve disease management and prevention goals for all of our patients.
I am interested in how primary care physicians can reduce disparities for our patients through population health tools, team-based care, and community engagement. Motivational interviewing can be a powerful tool to engage patients and empower them in healthy lifestyle changes. Quality improvement change packages bring together high-touch approaches like motivational interviewing with high-tech population management and digital health to improve outcomes in primary care.
Quality improvement and implementation science research are crucial at disseminating evidence-based practices in primary care and ensuring equity in healthcare for all patients and populations.