Who wants to work 21.7 hours a day for less money? Your primary care doctor.

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What drives Blue Waves?

A major contributor to shortfalls in delivery of recommended health care services is lack of physician time. 

Did you know a 2009 Duke study found that the average primary care physician would have to work 17 hours a day -- seven days a week, all year, without a break to handle all of the recommended preventative, chronic, and acute services based on a practice size of 3000 patients?

Did you know primary care is defined by Institute of Medicine as "the provision of integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community."

Did you know primary care is 'a foundational element of the U.S. health care system and is required to meet our Nation's triple aims of improving quality, containing costs, and improving patient and family experience. Primary care is also critical to ensuring access to health care for all Americans and reducing health care disparities. Whether the focus is on the individual, a population, or the health care system, good access to primary care is associated with more timely care, better preventive care, avoiding unnecessary care, improved costs, and lower mortality.'


  1. A goal worth sharing!
  2. Good for everyBODY!
  3. Achieved through strong patient-provider relationships
  4. Up to you

Our Mission

We serve the patient-provider relationship. We distill, amplify, and share physician-led health conversations.

  1. Connecting
  2. Listening
  3. Sharing
  4. Remaining evidence-based

Our vitamins fund our mission. They are affordable, evidenced-based, and frequently discussed in exam rooms after a blood draw. 

Thank you for supporting the goal of improving health & health care because your health and our health care is a goal worth sharing.

Where do these articles come from anyway? Doc.

Doc is a busy family physician who sees 24 patients to 40 patients in a day. He works hard. He loves his profession and loves partnering for health.

Doc has been tearing out articles from periodicals and journals for nearly two decades as a family physician. Those articles went into shoe boxes for periodic review until recently when we found a home for them here at www.BlueWaves.io

We hope you are able to gain and enjoy them as much as we enjoy sharing them.  Below are examples that get texted over to us regularly.






Donaldson MS, Yordy KD, Lohr KN, Vanselow NA, Editors. Primary Care: America's Health in a New Era. Committee on the Future of Primary Care, Division of Health Care Services. Institute of Medicine. National Academy Press. Washington, D.C. 1996: p. 31.

Phillips RL Jr, Bazemore AW. Primary care and why it matters for U.S. health system reform. Health Aff (Millwood) 2010 May;29(5):806-10.

National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2010: With Special Feature on Death and Dying. Hyattsville, MD. 2011.

Meyers DS, Clancy CM. Primary care: too important to fail. AIM 2009:150(4);272-3.

Salsberg E, Rockey PH, Rivers KL, Brotherton SE, Jackson GR. US residency training before and after the 1997 Balanced Budget Act. JAMA 2008;300(10):1174-80.



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