Tipping Point for Integrated Care?

This item turned up in my e-mail inbox recently on integrated care, PsychiatryOnline | Psychiatric News | News Article Psychiatrists add value to integrated care, Roger Kathol, MD. There was also another very interesting piece about a psychiatrist who advocates for integrated care. Dr. Lori Raney, MD, of Dolores, Colorado, working closely with a social worker and a psychologist, offers support and consultation to primary care clinicians at a federally qualified health center in southwest Colorado. And not only that, Dr. Raney offers integrated care from the opposite direction,  offering screening for cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, as well as for psychiatric illness at the Cortez Integrated Health Center. According to Dr. Raney, it make her feel more “well-rounded” as a physician.

In fact, it remnded me of what we’re doing here at The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Hmmmm…and Just What is CoMeBeh at The University of Iowa? – The Practical Psychosomaticist. It further inspires me about what further efforts we could make at our newly opened clinic, the Iowa River Landing, Top-Level Integrated Care at Iowa River Landing? – The Practical Psychosomaticist.

Maybe some of you out there have tipping point stories about advancing the cause for integrated care?

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