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Why benefit advisers should consider direct primary care for clients

Direct primary care is an innovative alternative payment model for primary health care being embraced by patients, physicians, employers, payers and policymakers across the United States. DPC doctors typically charge a monthly subscription fee. However, they don’t bill insurance or even accept insurance payments. The patient and doctor both win in DPC because the physician […]

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Do we really have a choice in health care?

As every physician practicing today knows, health care is in a constant state of flux. The latest news from Washington creates even more uncertainty. What we do know is that, for the foreseeable future, there will be an emphasis on team care, coordination, technology and, of course, meeting the requirements of the ever-expanding alphabet soup […]

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Concierge medicine at Duke provides patients with more personal care at affordable cost

Concierge medicine at Duke provides patients with more personal care at affordable cost By Shagun Vashisth | 11/05/2017 For patients looking for a more personal relationship with their doctors or struggling to navigate the complicated Duke health system, Duke Signature Care may be the right health care option—if you are able to pay the annual […]

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Sick as a Doc? Doctors Are Burning Out

Sick as a Doc? Doctors Are Burning Out — and It’s Serious Why we need to say the words “physician, heal thyself” now more than ever. by Nicole Spector / Nov.01.2017 / 10:40 AM ET Doctors may be reluctant to discuss their own suffering for fear of being frowned upon by their colleagues.John Gomez / […]

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Concierge Medicine Continues to Expand Nationwide

PartnerMD, a membership-driven concierge medical company, plans this year to add locations in Chicago and Charlotte, N.C. They’ll open by July, and will be the ninth and 10th outposts for the 10-year-old firm, chief executive Linda Nash said. They follow three new locations the company launched between June and February, including facilities in Seattle, Atlanta […]

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Concierge Medicine Founder Celebrates 18 Years of Innovation

Widely credited with originating the concept of concierge medicine, MD² celebrates 18 years of practicing highly personalized care. MD² began in Seattle, WA, and now has a collection of eight offices affiliated with world-class medical institutions. Each MD² physician cares for only 50 families—granting them the luxury of time to practice medicine tailored to fit […]

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A Simple Request To Congress From The Front Lines: Direct Primary Care

By Garrison Bliss for The Hill I know that there is going to be another scuffle over the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). I know that we have already paid $150 billion on “doc fixes” since 1997, and I know that everyone in healthcare is trying to make sure that their ox will not be gored. […]

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Disruption of the Healthcare Syndicate

By: G. Keith Smith, M.D My introduction to the practice of medicine began before I went to medical school. Dr. Don Garrett and Dr. Richard Allgood, both thoracic surgeons, allowed me to spend enough time with them to absorb countless lessons, many of which remain with me to this day. While both of these talented […]

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P&G Seeks to Sell Concierge Health-Care Operator

By Amy Or , The Wall Street Journal Procter & Gamble Co. is seeking to sell MDVIP, a personalized health-care operator catering to the wealthy, in what would be the latest divestment by a consumer goods and health-care company, people familiar with the situation said. P&G has mandated investment bank Piper Jaffray & Co. as its adviser […]

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New Study: Nearly 70 Percent of America Lacks Faith in Traditional Healthcare

Nearly 70 Percent of Americans Lack Faith in Traditional Primary Care Model, PartnerMD Survey Finds Limited Access to Doctors, Uncertainty Over Health Reform Fuel Rise in Concierge Medicine Alternative RICHMOND, Va. – Americans are deeply skeptical that the predominant system for the delivery of health care in the United States—through the traditional primary-care physician model—will remain viable […]

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Dare To Start Making Decisions Based On Your Health, Not Your Financial Status

By Lisa Brody 02/04/2014 – Our lives are ruled by sets of transactions and the choices we make. When we want something to put on our feet, we can shop at Payless for passable black shoes. Or we can head on over to Neiman Marcus for a pair of Prada pumps or black loafers. In need […]

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Study: Average Wait for Doctor’s Appointment in Cities Was 18.5 Days

New patients in 15 U.S. metropolitan cities in 2013 had to wait an average of 18.5 days to see a doctor, compared with 20.4 days in 2009, the year before the Affordable Care Act was enacted, according to a new Merritt Hawkins study, Kaiser Health News/Washington Post‘s “Wonkblog” reports. Study Details For the study, researchers contacted between […]

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Concierge Medicine Conference Heads To Mardi Gras

AAPP Hosts 2014 Spring Summit On Private Medicine With Keynote Speaker Brian Forrest, M.D. The American Academy of Private Physicians is hosting its 2014 Spring Summit on Concierge / Direct Primary Care Medicine in New Orleans on February 21-22nd RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Would you like to have a direct payment relationship […]

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Partners in Care: You And Your Doctor Today

The idea came to Linda Nash some time in the second hour of lying on a stretcher in a Bozeman, Mont., emergency room hallway with two cracked ribs. “I was in a lot of pain,” she says. “I started thinking: ‘What is wrong with this picture?’ ”While vacationing in the Rocky Mountains in June 2003, […]

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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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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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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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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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