For a while now I’ve been meaning to write a post about “Direct Primary Care” or “Concierge Medicine.” This is a trend that doesn’t get enough attention at a time when everyone is talking about creating sustainable models of care. Recently I received the nudge I needed to write this post. Patrick Jonas, MD, (@apjonas on Twitter), sent me a Tweet about the Direct Primary Care National Summit coming up October 11 & 12, 2013 in St. Louis, MO. (You may know of Dr. Jonas from his Dr. Synonymous Blog and the Dr. Synonymous Show on Blog Talk Radio.)
Here’s how Direct Primary Care is explained on the Direct Primary Care Coalition website (http://www.dpcare.org/):
“Direct primary care practices offer a membership-based approach to routine and preventive care that can dramatically reduce health care costs for individuals, families and businesses.
At the core of a direct primary care…
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