Dr. Glen Stream, MD, President and Board Chair of Family Medicine for America’s Health joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Health News Channels to discuss the Health is Primary Campaign and its efforts to transform health care in the US.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Glen Stream discuss the following:
- How is the return of the family doctor, a good thing for the patient, doctor and for the US healthcare system?
- Describe how the health care system used to be focused and how it’s transitioning to something very different.
- What advances are modern primary care offices making to improve care and keep costs reasonable?
- What options are available to patients who want to see a doctor but have a high-deductible plan?
- What other throwbacks from old-fashioned health care are making a comeback ?
Dr. Glen Stream, a family physician in Rancho Mirage, California, is past president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He serves as the chair of the board of Family Medicine for America’s Health.
A Washington State native, Dr. Stream attended the University of Washington, Seattle, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle and completed his family medicine residency at the Swedish Hospital Family Medicine Residency program, also in Seattle. He also completed a Master of Biomedical Informatics degree at the Oregon Health and Science University in June 2007.
Dr. Stream worked for six years in a three-physician rural family medicine practice in Cashmere, Washington before joining the Rockwood Clinic, a large multi-specialty practice in Spokane in 1991. At Rockwood he served as board member, chief privacy officer, medical director of clinical information services and, most recently, as chief medical information officer in addition to patient care.