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What is Direct Primary Care? A Student Doctor Shares His View...

Fed up of its unreliability and low payout, many physicians are switching from Medicare to concierge medicine or direct primary care. Although still a first year medical student, StudentDoctor Thompson has made an impressive review of Direct Primary Care which he shared in this YouTube video. He made the annotation below to introduce the video:   Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXBUZ9yFu6w If you are new to the direct primary care model, watch the video below to understand why more and more physicians and patients are choosing individualized healthcare over “mass medicine”. Due to Congress and the government’s healthcare reform, physicians who own their own practice will find it very difficult to stay in private practice. Their only recourse is to choose...

What is Direct Primary Care? A Student Doctor Shares His View
posted on: Jun 27, 2013 | author: Bob Schumacher

More Doctors Move Away From Medicare to Direct Primary Care...

Direct primary care or concierge medicine is attracting more doctors who have had enough of the paperwork, low payout, and pressures of Medicare. In his article entitled 1 in 10 Doctor Practices Flee Medicare To Concierge Medicine, Forbes.com’s healthcare specialist Bruce Japsen writes:   Read the Full Article As the federal government gets more involved in mass medicine, a growing number of doctors got fed up with the red tape, overhead, low payment, and the limited number of patients that they can see which prevents them from earning a sustainable income.   Source:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2013/01/30/1-in-10-doctor-practices-flee-medicare-to-concierge-medicine/ This move from mass healthcare to individualized medicine will enable physicians who own their practice to receive payment directly from their patients, without the...

More Doctors Move Away From Medicare to Direct Primary Care
posted on: Jun 27, 2013 | author: Bob Schumacher

Cost-Saving Health Care Benefits Options for Small Businesses...

With the high cost of health insurance, small businesses who want to offer health benefits to their workers are often saddled with paying higher premiums than the big businesses. However, there are several cost-saving options that small businesses can use and still stay afloat.   Clipped from: www.businessfinancestore.com   In an article written for BusinessFinanceStore.com, author Clay Wyatt enumerates the various ways small businessmen can offer health benefits without going bankrupt. Among the options are using tax credits, joining health insurance pools, and offering high-deductible plans and HSA’s. One of the best options is the offering of Direct Primary Care to the workers. Direct primary care (DPC) is a relatively new way to pay for medical expenses. It...

Cost-Saving Health Care Benefits Options for Small Businesses
posted on: Aug 7, 2012 | author: Bob Schumacher

In-Store Clinics Eyed as Solution for Primary Care Doctor Shortage...

As the country faces a severe shortage of primary care physicians, as much as 40,000 by the year 2020, the 30,000,000 people who would benefit from the Affordable Care Act will have to get their checkups at Wal-Mart or the local pharmacy to relieve the strain on the overburdened primary care network. In his article for the Los Angeles Times, author Chad Terhune wrote that in-store clinics will get more attention as consumers experience longer wait times at the doctor’s office when the Affordable Care Act becomes federal law in 2014.   Clipped from: www.latimes.com   Pharmacy giant CVS Caremark Corp., Target Corp. and other retailers are aiming to help alleviate the doctor shortage with hundreds of walk-in...

In-Store Clinics Eyed as Solution for Primary Care Doctor Shortage
posted on: Jul 31, 2012 | author: Bob Schumacher

Can Non-Insurance Direct Primary Healthcare Networks Work?...

Several healthcare providers which follow the direct primary care model are doing away with traditional health insurance plans. Because they aim to provide affordable primary care to as many people as possible, these healthcare providers charge their patients an unbelievingly low fixed monthly fee for unlimited office visits with DPC physicians. In an article  written for TIME Healthland, author Anita Hamilton writes about today’s leading health care services and how they made it easy and affordable for patients to access primary healthcare.   Clipped from: healthland.time.com   The specific terms and fees vary by service. For instance, Qliance charges each of its 4,000 patients $49 to $89 per month, depending on age. Some providers require year-long contracts, while...

Can Non-Insurance Direct Primary Healthcare Networks Work?
posted on: Jul 23, 2012 | author: Bob Schumacher

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