Russell Scott Phillips
Russell Scott Phillips, MD
William Applebaum Professor of Medicine; Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine

Russell S. Phillips, M.D., is director of the Center for Primary Care and the William Applebaum Professor of Medicine and professor of Global Health and Social Medicine. He is a devoted primary care general internist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) where he cares for more than 250 patients, many of whom he has known for more than 20 years. Within the Center, he leads programs that are transforming education and care systems, developing entirely new approaches to improving primary care and health, and performing research on high performing health systems and practices. He is also researching the impact of changes in payment and primary care practice structure on the finances of primary care practices. He is principal investigator of an AHRQ-funded R18 grant to use system engineering to close the loop on referrals, test results and symptom follow-up in primary care practices, and is principal investigator of a HRSA-funded grant to improve systems in primary care in behavioral health integration, oral health integration, and use of community health workers to address social determinants of care.

At BIDMC, he co-led a task force to improve transitions in care, co-led a working group to develop new sustainable practice models for primary care, and led efforts to develop strategies for care management for high-risk patients to address the triple aim of improved patient experience, population health, and cost reduction.

Dr. Phillips seeks to integrate lessons from global health into innovations for advancing primary care. For more information, see his webpage.

Dr. Phillips’ research focuses on quality of care and patient safety, disparities in care, and innovations to improve quality and value in health care. He uses the methods of clinical epidemiology, health services research, and qualitative research and work collaboratively with research teams that often include health economists, statisticians, and health service researchers.

Primary Care Practice Finances In The United States Amid The COVID-19 Pandemic.
Authors: Authors: Basu S, Phillips RS, Phillips R, Peterson LE, Landon BE.
Health Aff (Millwood)
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Implications of Changes in Medicare Payment and Documentation for Primary Care Spending and Time Use.
Authors: Authors: Basu S, Song Z, Phillips RS, Bitton A, Landon BE.
J Gen Intern Med
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Dental Practice Integration into Primary Care: A Microsimulation of Financial Implications for Practices.
Authors: Authors: Choi SE, Simon L, Barrow JR, Palmer N, Basu S, Phillips RS.
Int J Environ Res Public Health
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The Patient-Centered Medical Home and the Challenge of Evaluating Complex Interventions.
Authors: Authors: Phillips RS, Sullivan EE, Mayo-Smith MF.
JAMA Netw Open
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Preparing health professions students to lead change.
Authors: Authors: Rotenstein L, Perez K, Wohler D, Sanders S, Im D, Kazberouk A, Phillips RS.
Leadersh Health Serv (Bradf Engl)
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The Impact of Oral Health Training for Primary Care Clinicians: A Systematic Review.
Authors: Authors: Dwiel K, Hesketh MA, Alpert JL, Cellini J, Goodell K, Phillips RS, Sullivan EE.
Fam Med
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The Coming Primary Care Revolution.
Authors: Authors: Ellner AL, Phillips RS.
J Gen Intern Med
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Impact of Community Health Workers on Use of Healthcare Services in the United States: A Systematic Review.
Authors: Authors: Jack HE, Arabadjis SD, Sun L, Sullivan EE, Phillips RS.
J Gen Intern Med
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Benchmarks for Reducing Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations Through Community Health Workers Integrated Into Primary Care: A Cost-Benefit Analysis.
Authors: Authors: Basu S, Jack HE, Arabadjis SD, Phillips RS.
Med Care
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Transforming Primary Care Practice and Education: Lessons From 6 Academic Learning Collaboratives.
Authors: Authors: Koch U, Bitton A, Landon BE, Phillips RS.
J Ambul Care Manage
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