A Longitudinal Solution to the Primary Care Crisis

A recent study found that a person’s health is better when they have a strong, consistent and long-term relationship with a primary care provider. And yet, despite broad emphasis on primary care many adults today do not have a strong relationship with a PCP. In this article, Dr. Nipun Sharma, Senior Director, Clinical Product Strategy at Teladoc Health and Dr. Troy Russell, MPH, Regional Medical Director of Primary360 at Teladoc Health both share their unique perspectives on the value of building longitudinal patient-clinician relationships, including what such relationships might look like in the context of virtual care.