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Genius Idea: A Life Time Of Care For $5000

“Dr Neu brings about shocking new ideas. Starting October 1, 2013, I will be offering a lifetime of primary health care for a one-time payment of $5000. As I was bootstrapping open my family medicine practice last year, I read about a creative brewery in Minneapolis who raised start-up capital by selling a lifetime of […]

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Direct Primary Care vs Concierge Medicine

A Destructive Debate: Direct Care vs Concierge Medicine By Tom Blue, June 2013 As the field of private medicine rapidly expands and diversifies, an important yet confusing distinction among private physician practices has caught the attention of the media and other industry stakeholders. A growing number of practices are aggressively defying the widespread misperception of “concierge” […]

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Erie’s First Direct Primary Care Practice – Izbicki Family Medicine

Direct Primary Care Is Growing Beginning in September 2013, Izbicki Family Medicine is excited to pioneer Erie’s 1st insurance-medical practice, known as Direct Primary Care.  As a Direct Primary Care Practice, Izbicki Family Medicine will operate on a monthly membership, which provides unlimited access to a private physician without worrying about paying co-payments, coinsurances or […]

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Tom Blue – A Destructive Debate: Direct Care vs Concierge Medicine

By Tom Blue, June 2013 As the field of private medicine rapidly expands and diversifies, an important yet confusing distinction among private physician practices has caught the attention of the media and other industry stakeholders. A growing number of practices are aggressively defying the widespread misperception of “concierge” medicine by pricing their services at levels easily […]

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MedLion Praises AAPP For Supporting Direct Primary Care

MedLion Applauds American Academy of Family Physicians Support of Direct Primary Care In yet another boom to the desire for new practice models in this country’s long-suffering healthcare industry, America’s largest family medicine organization—the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)—announced recently its support of Direct Primary Care (DPC), a low-cost, high-quality formula that has shown […]

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What is Direct Primary Care?

What is Direct Primary Care? I am a first year medical student. I have recently discovered what direct primary care is and I share with you what I know so far. It is the return of the classic family doctor. Here is an example of how a direct primary care physician might structure his or […]

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Family Physicians And Patients Embrace Direct Primary Care – Concierge Medicine

AAFP Recognizes Benefits, Creates DPC Policy By Sherri Porter for AAFP News Now on American Academy of Family Physicians, May 14th 2013. Around 10 a.m. one recent morning, Atlas MD, a family medicine practice in Wichita, Kan., fielded a call from a frantic parent whose 14-year-old son had just been bitten by a dog. As a direct […]

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What is Direct Primary Care?

The American Academy of Family Physicians published this article on Direct Primary Care, or concierge medicine for the masses as the media has labeled the model. As patients and physicians face the full implementation of The Affordable Care Act many are looking for alternatives. Concierge medicine and Direct Primary Care offer this alternative. AAPP Polices The direct […]

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Avoiding Emergency Rooms: Can Concierge Medicine Help?

Emergency Rooms are a vital part of our health care system and save countless lives every minute across the country. However, in some cases treatment sought there for non-life threatening illnesses can be dangerously expensive for many patients. The alternatives available to patients are growing. Concierge medicine and urgent care centers are seeking to relieve […]

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Concierge Medicine At The Mall?

Corporations like Walgreen’s move to make health care access more convenient and affordable with retail clinics. It is likely they are taking a cue from the growing popularity of concierge medicine and its benefits. The are betting that when paitents are looking to find a concierge doctor for its convenient access to health care and direct […]

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Walgreens Plays Doctor- Family Physicians Bristle

Bruce Japsen, Contributor, Forbes, April 6,2013 Walgreen’s latest push into primary care has one major doctor group taking issue with the retailer’s expansion into “management for chronic conditions” such as high cholesterol, diabetes and hypertension. The nation’s largest drugstore chain earlier this week announced that its more than 330 Take Care clinics staffed by advanced […]

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My Transition to a Direct-Pay Practice- Robert Lamberts MD- Georgia Style Concierge Medicine

Concierge Medicine and Direct-pay Practices are growing across the nation. My Transition to a Direct-pay Practice Pearl | April 03, 2013 | PhysiciansPractice.com By Robert Lamberts, MD If you ask a hundred physicians if they are happy with our current healthcare system, you’d be hard-pressed to get one to say “yes.” If those physicians were […]

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