Is Having a PCP Falling Out of Fashion?

Young, healthy millennials generally do not consider their doctor as a confidante or liaison — in fact, they tend not to think of primary care physicians (PCPs) at all. The following information outlines the positive and negative connotations of the younger generation’s ideas of the ultimate physician.

Today’s Jobs
The migratory workers of today are a far cry from those in the past. Many occupations — from traveling nurses to computer technicians for global corporations — require travel. As such, these individuals are more spontaneous and simply do not have a month, much less 3 days, to schedule an appointment with a PCP. Their quick remedy is to visit a walk-in clinic for a fast diagnosis, antibiotics, or a bandage.

Convenience Over Tradition
The mindset of millennials, or individuals born between 1981 and 1996, focuses on more than speedy service. Their demands for convenience, Internet-based care, and price transparency have shattered the traditional healthcare model. How important is this for PCPs? Quite. In order to meet the needs of a new generation of healthcare patients, PCPs must change their practice.

Entice younger patients to your practice by offering many of the services they find appealing from a walk-in clinic: posted online prices, same-day and after-hours appointments, and telemedicine options. While they are in your office, explain the importance of a relationship with one physician, rather than a string of doctors who don’t know their patients. A patient who visits 4 clinics in 3 months for an ongoing illness may need more than antibiotics, but without a firm relationship with a physician, the patient may go undiagnosed until a curable disease becomes deadly.

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Jodi is a seasoned Human Resources professional who thrives on change and transformation. She fell in love with Human Resources when she attended Penn State University for graduate school in Public Administration with a curriculum that emphasized Human Resources. After earning her Master’s degree she began her career in the manufacturing industry in Talent Acquisition and was eventually assigned the overall HR Management responsibility of three divisions which included collective bargaining. Ultimately, she made her way to transitioning a new division of a Fortune 100 company under the corporate model as well as developing and executing Human Resources policies and procedures across a broad range of functional disciplines. At the next juncture of her career, she was tapped on the shoulder by former Executives that she previously worked with to join in on an exciting start-up. Today, Jodi is the Vice President of Talent Relations and Development for Medicomp Inc dba ReactDx and is responsible for managing the strategic Human Resources function which includes mergers and acquisitions for this rapidly expanding company.

Jodi and her husband enjoy landscaping, finding new restaurants and traveling whenever life gives them the opportunity.

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