Concierge Medicine Today

MEDICAL ECONOMICS: The rise of direct primary care

The majority of families who use direct primary care have household incomes of $95,000 or less, according to a survey published in The Direct Primary Care Journal in July 2015.  The data were gathered from December 2012 through June 2015. ~Published in Medical Economics, APRIL 2016, By Direct Primary Care Journal

By Elaine Pofeldt

DPC Journal Intelligence Infographic, 2016
DPC Journal Patient/Practice Intelligence Infographic, Spring 2016

April 10, 2016 – Internist ben fisher, MD, made a dramatic move recently: he opened his own direct primary care practice. Fischer treated patients for eight years as part of a 30-physician group practice in Raleigh, North Carolina. He had no disagreements with his group, but he was tired of the fee-for-service model. It forced him to spend time on cost containment for insurance companies that would be better invested in caring for patients.



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