"Dr. Anderson has found an excellent way to improve care, increase revenue and increase
patient volume without burning out the physician or sacrificing quality. Following
Ken Terry's article my wife and I visited Dr. Anderson's office. We were very impressed
at the quality and efficiency of his practice. His patients and staff love the system.
Our own practice is one of 36 demonstration practices nationwide in the American
Academy of Family Physicians' TransforMed study. We think Dr. Anderson's team approach
to practice represents a necessary and desired improvement to the way medicine is
practiced. It allows the doctor to concentrate on decision making rather than on
data gathering. It makes the nurses' and MA's jobs more satisfying and it improves
The future of medicine depends on visionary doctors, like Dr. Anderson, who put
in the hard work of testing and refining good ideas."
- Bill Harrington, MD
Sommerville Family Practice, PC
Team Care Medicine and Patient Centered Medical Home
Focusing on Time Essentials and Avoiding the Time Trap
The Major Benefits of Team Care:
- Improve quality of care
- more focused time on medical care
- more accurate and complete charts
- more timely appointments for acute and follow-up visits
- Enhance patient satisfaction
- Increase patient visits by 25 - 50%
- Decrease legal vulnerability through improved documentation
- Improve professional satisfaction
- Better financial outcomes
Patient Centered Medical Home Component
Traditionally, the family physician conducts 95% of the patient visit. With team
care, the same doctor does 20-50% of the patient visit. Through this team approach,
the physician's capacity and capabilities are dramatically improved and expanded.This
redesign restores and enhances the doctor-patient relationship which becomes the
foundation of a practice-based care team. By building this practice-based care team
component of the Patient Centered Medical Home, the physician has the potential
to develop a fully funuctional PCMH.
Dr. Anderson's practice was the first in the state of Virginia to be a NCQA recognized
PCMH. The Team Care model is The Profitable Path to PCMH™.
"Dr. Anderson's staffers gather a lot of information, including an HPI, a review
of past problems and treatments, a targeted system review, a list of meds and side
effects, a social history, and a preventive care update. Risk management experts...think
the advantages outweigh the disadvantages."
- Medical Economics,
August 3 2007
"Family Team Care is a very impressive resource! Thanks for the innovation you're
bringing to family medicine."
- Anton Kuzel, M.D.,
Chair, Department of Family Medicine,
Virginia Commonwealth University