The 15 Minute Train Wreck – AKA the Office Visit

The 15 minute train wreck – running room to room is dead.  It has been shown to be ineffective and expensive.   With just enough time to get a little information the provider (doctor or PA/NP) makes a quick assessment and launches out the door for the next patient.  Frequently proper follow up and ongoing support is completely lost and the patient is left to wander in the wilderness called “modern” healthcare.

The new model is about continuity, transitions from one care environment (say, the hospital) to another (home), and personalized care.  Outreach and follow up calls with problem solving and support, and team meetings to insure that what patients don’t know is not a reason to have unintended disease and death.

Do you know someone who wants to be a part of providing this care?

Let me know.  It is time to build the team.

Dr Scott


7 Responses to “The 15 Minute Train Wreck – AKA the Office Visit”

  1. Bonnie Barnett May 25, 2011 at 12:30 am #

    I hope you find them soon! I’m really tired of “wandering” out here, in pain. When I finally do get healthy again, I’ll let you know, and perhaps I can help.

  2. Sue Basey May 25, 2011 at 12:56 am #

    I want to be a part of this….front desk? help plan and prepare for group meetings? What?

    • Scott May 28, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

      Are you around? We are going to meet this Tuesday to discuss. Let me know when you are back in town. Dr Scott

  3. Mary Berner May 28, 2011 at 2:53 am #

    I am ready to do something different as what I am doing is NOT working. I know that I am really disappointed that even though I went to the Doctor and followed his direction had an EMG and blood drawn. well it has been 3 wk and still no answer. I had an A1C drawn and would really like to know the results. I am at a lose. Phone calls no response, lab can not help . I ready but do not know where to start.

  4. Debbie Gore June 1, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

    I hope you and Dr. Rosenthal in Dallas (David Rosenthal) on Forrest cross paths. He has helped our family immensely with the challenges we have faced with everything from blood pressure to back aches.

    • Scott June 1, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

      I will look him up and go visit! Thanks for the suggestion. Dr Scott

  5. Bonnie Barnett June 12, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    Is there no place a person who is ill and in pain can go to be cared for, healed, and gotten out of pain without it taking months and months of sitting at home, in pain and frightened? Is there no longer a true PRIMARY care physician who will oversee the care of a patient, and coordinate all the specialists, instead of having them fight over who prescribes what and how long the wait for which procedure, and what order procedures will be done?

    Right now, I’m just about ready to give in. I keep seeing all my loving family already with the Lord saying “come on home, honey, we love you”.