Archive | November, 2012

Is Concierge Medicine the Future of Health Care?

Is Concierge Medicine the Future of Health Care? By Devin Leonard on November 29, 2012 Bloomberg Businessweek An anxious woman in her mid-40s showed up last winter at Atlas MD, a family doctor’s office in Wichita. She had lost her job as a restaurant cook, and along with it her health insurance and her home. […]

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Why patients should pay doctors directly

by STEPHEN C. SCHIMPFF, MD on November 25th, 2012 in POLICY: on There are distinct advantages for the patient who pays the primary care physician (PCP) directly: higher quality, lower cost and greater satisfaction. The fundamental problem in health care delivery today is a payment system that is highly dysfunctional leading to higher costs, […]

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