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Schimpff, MD: “Does direct primary care improve quality measures?” | The Direct Primary Care Journal

Patients in MDVIP practices studied have had a substantial drop in hospitalizations including a 79% decline for Medicare enrollees as compared to similar patients in regular primary care practices and a 72% reduction for those ages 35 to 64.

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A Patient Named Cindy

I enjoyed Cindy (not her real name); how could I not? Short, plump, with uncertain hair of indescribable colour that was tossed on her head like a salad begging for dressing, she captured my interest the first time I saw her in the waiting room. 1,778 more words

Today, I lost a friend

I found out today that one of my tutors passed away over the weekend after a long battle with cystic fibrosis. What she originally though was another lung infection turned out to be a rejection of her transplanted lungs. 580 more words

Life Lessons

The Six Habits of Self-Made Concierge Doctors [2014]

By Michael Tetreault, Editor-In-Chief

Do You Have What It Takes?

AUGUST 12, 2014 - The editor’s at Concierge Medicine Today (www.ConciergeMedicineToday.com), asked some of the industry’s leading physicians and business owners, ‘what are the traits of a… 1,282 more words

Business

There Is a Free, if a Small, Health-Care Market Today | Free Market Medical Association

The free market in health care comprises millions of Americans who have rejected third-party payment of medical bills and instead pay directly for their medical care and use alternatives to conventional health insurance to pay for major medical expenses.

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Direct Primary Care: An Alternative to Conventional Health Insurance - by Daniel McCorry

Insurance-based primary care has grown increasingly complex, inefficient, and restrictive, driving frustrated physicians and patients to seek alternatives. Direct primary care is a rapidly growing form of health care that not only alleviates such frustrations, but also goes above and beyond to offer increased access and improved care at an affordable cost.

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Economic Issues

In Defense of Patients

So here we are, Doctor, looking at one another across the cold space of the exam room. I sit perched in this flimsy gown, socks warming my feet, and we’re about to begin that invisible patient-doctor dance that we both know so well. 1,480 more words