Author | Allen Frances, MD

Articles

We Have Too Many Specialists and Too Few General Practitioners

February 03, 2016

"Primary care docs should be paid more, specialists less. More reimbursement for talking...less for testing and procedures." And, there's more.

PREVENTING OVERDIAGNOSIS 2015

September 09, 2015

Clearly, too much medicine can be very bad for your health. And it is also a disaster for the health of our economy.

"Please empathize with me, Doctor!"

August 26, 2015

Doctors who don't know their patients make easily avoidable technical mistakes that can have tragic consequences. The best way "to do no harm" is to know and understand your patient.

Putting Humanity and the Humanities Back Into Medicine

July 29, 2015

We need doctors who understand life and people, not just lab test readouts and scientific papers.