• John Locke Update

    Improving Patient Care by Empowering Nurse Practitioners

    posted March 14, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    In North Carolina, nurse practitioners (NP) can’t treat patients unless they establish a collaborative practice agreement with a supervising doctor – a written contract that outlines patient management, prescribing authorities,…
  • John Locke Update

    N.C. Needs Graduate Medical Education Reform

    posted March 8, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    Health care experts are calling for more transparency in how tax dollars are being spent on physician residency programs. North Carolina ranks 5th in the nation in the amount…
  • John Locke Update

    Lawmakers Should Empower Nurse Practitioners

    posted February 15, 2018 by Katherine Restrepo
    North Carolina doesn’t have a doctor shortage. Doctors just aren’t choosing to practice medicine in sparsely populated towns. “The real problem is maldistribution,” says Dr. Erin Fraher, Director of…
  • John Locke Update

    Direct Primary Care: Saving Doctors From Physician Burnout

    posted November 1, 2017 by Katherine Restrepo
    “Physician happiness is inversely proportional to the amount of bureaucratic drag on their lives,” says Dr. Doug Farrago. Farrago, a “recovering” hospital-employed physician, was one of many speakers to address…
  • Research Report

    Direct Primary Care for Local Governments

    posted December 2, 2016 by Katherine Restrepo, Julie Tisdale
    Local governments across North Carolina, like other employers, are wrestling with the question of how to provide quality health care to their employees in a cost-effective manner. This is…

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