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LIPTON | “… the moral implications of treating only those who can afford to pay them directly.”

By Wayne Lipton | Physicians Practice

JUNE 2017 – What about the busy group practice with several physicians and lower level providers? They work hard to care for and accommodate as many patients each day as they can. Often, that means that someone with an acute problem has to see whatever provider is available at the time they need care. Or, for less acute issues, they may have to wait weeks for an appointment with the physician of their choice. For some of these patients, in particular those with complicated health histories, this doesn’t feel right either. The chosen provider wants to have time to manage that particular patient, but case load and schedules simply cannot guarantee it.



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