Christopher Crow On 5 Things We Must Do To Improve the US Healthcare System

An Interview With Jake Frankel

Authority Magazine Editorial Staff
Authority Magazine
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14 min readOct 21, 2022


Pharmacists acting as an extension of physicians’ care teams is a key component of the tech-enabled, integrated care team I described above. Medication errors, poor adherence, incomplete treatment plans, and lack of communication around prescriptions have significant implications on the health of patients and contribute to rising costs. By integrating the PCP with the pharmacist and creating a closely connected care experience with the patient, we can create extra bandwidth; we can elevate satisfaction; we can improve care delivery and outcomes. All stakeholders win. This is a huge part of the work we’re doing at Catalyst Health Group because we understand and have seen the immense value that comes from this extended, integrated care model.

As a part of our interview series called “5 Things We Must Do To Improve the US Healthcare System”, I had the pleasure to interview Christopher Crow.

Christopher Crow, M.D. is CEO & Co-Founder of Catalyst Health Group, creator of Texas’ largest clinically integrated network of primary care providers, which today supports 1,000+ PCPs and 1.5+ million patients. Under Dr. Crow’s innovative leadership, Catalyst’s advanced primary care model has saved $150M for communities in the last 5 years. He earned his M.D. from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and completed his residency at Memorial Hermann Health System. An award-winning primary care physician and national thought leader on primary care transformation, Dr. Crow has spent the past 20+ years focused on helping communities thrive through improving the delivery of healthcare.

Thank you so much for joining us in this interview series! Before we dive into our interview