049 Better Primary Care for Older Adults: the Oak Street Health Story


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In This Episode:

Dr. K talks with Griffin Myers, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Oak Street Health, a Chicago-based network of primary care clinics designed to serve older adults. They discuss:

  • What makes Oak Street Health’s primary care different from usual primary care
  • Why every patient is assigned to a team and not just a doctor
  • How Oak Street Health uses patient relations managers, care managers, pharmacists, and other team members to address issues that many primary care providers don’t
  • The problems with fee-for-service in primary care, and the benefits of accountable care
  • How Oak Street Health is able to serve seniors of all income levels, without charging extra fees
  • How they help older adults avoid risky medications
  • Advice for innovators developing health technologies for aging adults

Related episode:

046 Interview: Deprescribing & Reducing Risky Medications in Aging

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