But what is meant by “comprehensive care”? In explaining this, the authors consider the way health care was, how it is, and what it could become. Historically, health care was a dyad: the doctor-patient relationship. Although we may yearn for this romantic image, it is clear that the days of the country doctor who meets all of his or her patients’ needs are long gone, and in the modern era, the health care system comprises a large team of various primary care and specialist doctors, as well as an assortment of various other professionals. Although this heath care team is, ideally, all very impressive, in reality it is a mess. There is usually little effective communication between different providers, and the various treatments prescribed occur independently of and, at times, at odds with one another. With this in mind, the authors sketch out a plan for the future, one of coordinated care in which the providers can function like a true team.