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INSIGHTS & ANALYSIS: Reading Habits and Medical Practice Success

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Earlier this year (2017), we wanted to make the relationship between success and reading in the field of healthcare. More specifically, what are the attractive character qualities of great physicians in the fields of Concierge Medicine and Direct Primary Care. Through our polling, additional interviews with physicians and others, we invariably found echoes of the books that led physicians to their ultimate destination.

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We asked each physician market (i.e. Concierge Medical Doctors and the mass market, low fee/cash-only variant called Direct Primary Care (DPC)) how often do they read books for pleasure and for learning. We then asked the same physicians how that correlates with their present success of their current medical practice/business and patient panel. The results may surprise you.


DPC JOURNAL (Feb. 2017) POLL
“Leaders Are Readers”: Is Your Practice Full of Patients?

  • 63% said … “I Read/Listen to About 1-2 Books Per Month.”
  • 32% said … “I Read/Listen to About 2-6 Books Per Month.”
  • Less than 5% said … “I do not read/listen to any books for pleasure or business purposes.”
  • 11% said … “I have a full patient panel and a vibrant medical practice.”
  • 32% said … “I have a half-full patient panel and a growing medical practice.”
  • 53% said … “I have a less than half-full patient panel and a lack-luster medical practice.
  • Less than 4% said … “Other.”

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Join Our Book Club … and Click Here to Learn More About DocPreneurship and Educational Resources Available to Subscription-based Healthcare Practitioners … Each Month, You Will Receive A Peer-Recommended Business Book [Hardcover or Softcover] and accompanying eJournal with action steps you can take to help your practice thrive. LEARN MORE …

THE DPC JOURNAL (Feb. 2017) POLL
Prior To Opening Your “DPC” Practice (ie Cash-Only), Had You Considered Entering Another Career Field Outside of Medicine Altogether?

  • 35% Said “Yes.”
  • 65% Said “No.”

CONCIERGE MEDICINE TODAY (Eight Years Ago, circa 2009) POLL

Prior To Opening Your “Concierge Medicine” Practice, Had You Considered Entering Another Career Field Outside of Medicine Altogether?

  • 59% Said “Yes.”
  • 41% Said “No.”

DPC JOURNAL (Feb. 2017) POLL
1-Year After Opening Your Direct Pay Practice, Would You Say That You Are More or Less Satisfied Than Practicing In A Traditional Manner?

  • 63% Said “More!”
  • 14% Said “Less.”
  • 23% Said, “Too Early To Tell.”

CONCIERGE MEDICINE TODAY (circa 2010) POLL
1 Year After Opening Your Concierge Practice, Would You Say That You Are More or Less satisfied Than Practicing In A Traditional Manner?

  • 83% Said “More!”
  • 11% Said “Less.”
  • Less than 6% Said, “Too Early To Tell.”

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