Did you know that only about 5.7% of physicians in the United States identify as Black or African American. This statistic does not reflect the communities they serve, as an estimated 12% of the US population is Black or African American. A new UCLA study found that the proportion of physicians who are Black in the U.S. has increased by only 4 percentage points over the past 120 years, and that the share of doctors who are Black men remains unchanged since 1940. In 2022, the national average of African Americans that did NOT have healthcare was 10.1 percent. Additionally, the national average of African Americans that did NOT have health insurance was 10.4 percent. While Black adults [parents] generally offer positive ratings of the quality of care they [or their children] have received, most recently, 56% of Black adults surveyed confirmed that they've had at least one of several negative experiences with doctors or other health care providers that were not reflective of their race, culture or community. Further, data shows that nearly 30% of patients of color who received medical services between 2016 and 2022 did not see a primary care physician.
At Better Urban Health, our absolute first priority, whether a person is enrolled with us or not is to [first] make the connection to a primary care physician (PCP) reflective of the person's race & culture.
For Our Clients
In addition to a being enrolled with a expert PCP, we assist our clients with building a full personal health care team made up of trustworthy medical and mental health specialist reflective of and chosen by the client.