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Medical Students Should Get Excited About Direct Primary Care

BRIAN LANIER | PHYSICIAN | JANUARY 11, 2014 You’ve heard the story before: a young man or woman with idyllic dreams of practicing primary care goes off to medical school, only to have their dreams crushed by the realities of 7-minute visits, “production goals,” and unstable reimbursement — you’ve heard of the Medicare sustainable growth rate, or SGR, right?   […]

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Want more time, attention from a doctor?

  By Jean Hansen Advertorial Writer Dr. Mark O. Carlson of Siouxland Adult Medicine in Sioux City is practicing medicine the way he has always wanted that allows him to spend more time with his patients and provide more personalized healthcare. Carlson, a board-certified internal medicine specialist, is one of a rising number of doctors who have switched from traditional private practice to […]

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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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Doctors Who Cut Out Insurance Help Colleagues Follow Suit With A Conference

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Say dropping insurance improves patient care while slashing bills in half. Reports from across the country reveal a growing trend among practicing physicians and surgeons. Direct pay, independent practice models allow healthcare professionals to deal directly with patients and bypass the constraints third-party payers impose on the patient-physician relationship. […]

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Atlas MD Launches Weekly Podcast On Direct Care Practice

Dr. Josh and Dr. Doug have launched a weekly iTunes podcast where they’ll talk about their experience running a direct care practice, and offer advice to physicians looking to transition into the model. The Atlas MD podcast is hosted on iTunes, but you can also listen to the free episodes on your browser. New episodes will be released […]

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Direct Primary Care: ZDoggMD, Zappos and Iora Health Change Healthcare in Las Vegas

Downtown Project lands a provider for downtown medical clinic By BENJAMIN SPILLMAN LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL The doctor enlisted to “help fix health care” in downtown Las Vegas has found a partner for the ambitious venture. Zubin Damania, recruited last year to Las Vegas by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, said Iora Health will be the medical […]

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Direct Primary Care Is Gaining Traction

By Rachael Zimlich, Medical Economics, July 2013 As he was nearing the midpoint of his career in family medicine at the Mayo Clinic, David Usher, MD—like many primary care physicians—knew something was missing from his professional life, and his personal life. He found his answer in 2010 after reading an article in Medical Economics about a direct-pay […]

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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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Health Plan Rorschach Test: Direct Primary Care

By Dave Chase CEO of Avado, on Forbes.com July, 6, 2013 Despite its inclusion in Obamacare, Direct Primary Care (DPC, aka Concierge Medicine for the Masses), it’s surprising how few health insurance executives know about DPC. Once I explain it to them, I have found it’s an excellent Rorschach test reflecting whether that executive’s organization is playing to win or […]

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Concierge Medicine: Abandoning The Insurance System For Cash And Better Care

Cash-only doctors abandon the insurance system By Steve Hargreaves, CNN Money, June 11 2013 Fed up with declining payments and rising red tape, a small but growing number of doctors is opting out of the insurance system completely. They’re expecting patients to pony up with cash. Some doctors who have gone that route love it, saying […]

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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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A New Model For Primary Care: Direct Primary Care Medical Home

By Randy Robinson, M.D., and Mason Reiner, Physicians News Digest, May 28th 2013 “Dear, how much were the groceries?” An efficient, effective healthcare system is built upon an enduring relationship between patients and their primary care physician. CMS’s Comprehensive Patient Care Initiative (CPCI) rightly states that risk stratified care, access and continuity, planned care for […]

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Concierge Medicine: MD Opts Out And It’s Working- A Direct Primary Care Success Story

By Dave Chase CEO of Avado, on Forbes.com May, 23, 2013 Dr. Rob Lamberts is an entertaining and informative writer who has been chronicling his departure from a traditional practice where his time was increasingly spent with billing codes, rather than patients. In his latest installment, he describes how well it’s working. “It feels dangerous to write this, […]

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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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Iowa Health Clinic Opens State’s First Direct Pay – Concierge Medicine Program

Concierge medicine and Direct Pay Care continue to grow across the nation in front of the Affordable Care Act’s full implementation. BY Kaite Weidemann, for KCRG ABC 9, May 20th 2013 DUBUQUE – A Dubuque medical center has become the first Direct Pay clinic in Iowa. Some patients are calling it a “revolutionary” approach to […]

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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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Direct Primary Care Practices Bypass Insurance: Concierge Medicine for the Masses is Here To Stay!

Dave Chase, Forbes contributor and Healthcare IT CEO of Avado,  offers us a detailed look at the Direct Primary Care, or concierge medicine for the masses, via California Healthcare Foundation. Please download the full document via California Healthcare Foundation link at the bottom. The article offers a comprehensive look at direct primary care, which relates to […]

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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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