Archive | December, 2013

Are We About To Face A Severe Doctor Shortage?

By John C. Goodman, National Center For Policy Analysis, December 11, 2013 “No, there won’t be a doctor shortage,” wrote Zeke Emanuel and Scott Gottlieb in The New York Times the other day. ObamaCare will weather that challenge just fine. How? Nurses and other paramedic personnel can substitute for physicians and new technology is making […]

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eMedical Fusion Now Offers Practice Software To Concierge Medicine and Direct Pay Providers

LAS VEGAS and NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Integrative medical doctors and wellness providers attending the World Congress on Anti-aging Medicine this weekend at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada may hit the jackpot without ever stepping foot in a casino. eMedicalFusion, http://www.emedicalfusion.com the practice management software company is introducing the latest version of […]

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Obamacare Creates A Two Tiered Health Care System And Concierge Medicine Is Ready

The concierge medicine and direct pay care industry has known this was coming and has seized the opportunity to disrupt the process by creating a viable solution By Jeffery Dorfman, Contributor, FORBES, 12/12/2013 More Americans will soon have health insurance than ever before, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. From the […]

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Dr. Mark Pinsky Brings Concierge Medicine To Brevard

BREVARD COUNTY • SUNTREE, FLORIDA – Perhaps you’ve heard the joke about the “Rule of Three” when it comes to getting your doctor’s attention. It takes three months to get an appointment with your physician, you wait three hours in his waiting room before he sees you and then you get three minutes with him […]

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Pioneer Concierge Doctor Speaks Out

What’s the biggest barrier to practicing medicine today? That’s just the first of the 10 Questions the MedPage Today staff is asking leading clinicians and researchers to get their personal views on their chosen profession. In this series we share their uncensored responses. Here, answers from Thomas LaGrelius, MD, a family physician in Torrance, Calif. LaGrelius graduated from […]

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NYC: doctors abandon sick masses, promise ‘life extension’ for billionaires

Wall Street-types in Manhattan now think that doctors who accept private insurance are inadequate for their gilded bodies. Welcome to the world of concierge medicine on steroids: The health care market in New York is sufficiently unusual that members of the affluent classes routinely question the merits of doctors who do take insurance. How could the doctor […]

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Forefront Of High Class Concierge Practices.

On a recent morning, Edward S. Goldberg, an unusually affable internist who bears the look of a scholarly Robert De Niro, sat in his office on the Upper East Side and described the realities of practicing general medicine in the Manhattan of the 21st century. Dr. Goldberg, who also retains a specialty in gastroenterology, opened […]

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Doctor, Nurse Vacancies Soar Amid Obamacare Rollout

Doctor and nurse vacancies are approaching nearly 20 percent at hospitals as these facilities prepare to be inundated by millions of patients who have the ability to pay for medical care thanks to the Affordable Care Act. A survey by health care provider staffing firm AMN Healthcare shows the vacancy rate for physicians at hospitals near 18 percent in […]

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How Obamacare Will Creatively Destroy Primary care

As Obamacare is winding its way through a hellish bureaucratic labyrinth of its own creation, accompanied by cheers and boos from the blood thirsty spectator crowds, confusion, fear, trepidation, despair and exhilaration, are gripping America’s doctors all at once, because whatever else is accomplished in the next decade, medicine will never be the same. At the confluence […]

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CVS Drives Retail Clinic Growth As Obamacare Launches

A new report on the retailhealth clinic market shows CVS/Caremark Corp. (CVS) clearly driving the growth of retail health clinics across the country as pharmacy and grocery store chains prepare to offer newly insured patients medical care in 2014. Retail health clinics are generally staffed by advanced degreed nurses known as nurse practitioners who treat routine maladies […]

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Renown Concierge Doctor Hosting Weekly Medical Talk Show On 1490 am WCBC

Third Era MD: Creating Your Health with Dr. Charles Whitney” Airs Every Monday at 9:00 AM Washington Crossing, PA – November 12, 2013 – Dr. Charles Whitney is now hosting a weekly medical talk show on WBCB 1490 AM, which serves the Philadelphia suburb of Bucks County. Dr. Whitney who is double board-certified in family medicine […]

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Patient Struggles To Justify Concierge Medicine Practices

New business models for doctors may make it harder for your family to get quality medical care By Jessica Santina This article was published on 11.28.13. I had a terrible case of insomnia. It was early October, and I had gone four nights without ever falling into a deep sleep. I was exhausted, terrified I would never […]

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N1 Health Sponsors Escape Fire Screening At Ridgefield Playhouse, Connecticut

Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare will be screened at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, December 5, at 7 p.m. With the current debacle concerning American healthcare, the film is timely and provocative. An elite network of private medical practices known as n1Health is renting out The Ridgefield Playhouse and inviting the community […]

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