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Apprehensive, Many Doctors Shift to Jobs With Salaries

By ELISABETH ROSENTHALFEB. 13, 2014 American physicians, worried about changes in the health care market, are streaming into salaried jobs with hospitals. Though the shift from private practice has been most pronounced in primary care, specialists are following. Last year, 64 percent of job offers filled through Merritt Hawkins, one of the nation’s leading physician placement firms, involved hospital […]

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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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ObamaCare making it too costly to be a doctor?

Fox New Video with: Economist Peter Morici, Cato Institute’s Mike Cannon and Dr. Rob Kominiarek on ObamaCare’s impact doctors.

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Physician Practice Satisfaction: Why We Should Care

Francis J. Crosson and Lawrence Casalino on Health Affairs Blog, May 9th, 2013 In less than nine months millions of Americans will receive new health care coverage through provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Most observers believe that strong physician leadership can help heath care reform succeed, through the optimization of care quality and cost management. […]

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Solo Practice Doctors Become Endangered Species

Can alternative practice models like concierge medicine or direct primary care save them? Tom Kisken, Ventura County Star, April 6, 2013 VIDEO Ted Hole knows he’s a dinosaur. In an age of electronic records, the 63-year-old family practice doctor from Ventura tracks hundreds of patients in paper files that layer shelves and weigh down filing […]

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Doctors Driven to Bankruptcy- Could Concierge Medicine Have Saved Them?

By Parija Kavilanz @CNNMoney April 8, 2013 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) As many doctors struggle to keep their practices financially sound, some are buckling under money woes and being pushed into bankruptcy. It’s a trend that’s accelerated in recent years, industry experts say, with potentially serious consequences for doctors and patients. Some physicians are still able […]

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How Stressed Is Your Doctor?

TAMARA McCLINTOCK GREENBERG, contributor, HuffPost Healthy Living Blog, March 5, 2013 I recently received a phone call from a potential patient. A physician colleague made the referral. Over the phone, the prospective patient, speaking in a fast and anxious pace, told me that her primary care doctor “broke down and cried” during a recent visit […]

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