In Monday's newspaper is the latest in an occasional series on health care in a typical community hospital by Inquirer writer Michael Vitez. He has been embedded with Abington Memorial Hospital since last fall.
As Mike writes, Mambu worked 25 years as a family physician in an HMO practice and struggled with being an employee with little control. He wanted to restore the best of the old-fashioned family doctor - he wanted to make house calls - and still somehow make it work in the current health care environment. Now he's at the vanguard of a movement sweeping America - the patient-centered medical home. The new health bill promotes this model, and many experts call it the future of primary care.