Ensuring collaboration among all of a patient’s health care providers has many advantages, such as seamless treatment, referrals for specialists, and an increase in early intervention of chronic health problems. Most physicians agree that this is an effective model, but it takes dedication to implement. Andy says there is an inevitable change in how practitioners operate and that working with other health care providers is the best way to offer efficient treatment for patients. Walt says that collaborative care is not a new idea but is increasingly important due to a shortage of physicians. He adds that this model is not just about outcomes, but improving patients’ overall experience.