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“Traditional primary care doctors realistically spend half their work day on insurance-related administration, which is a clear imbalance in the healthcare system,” says Dr. Gold. “A DPC model allows me to provide the personal, thorough level of care that my patients want and need, but also makes financial sense from both the business perspective for my practice and healthcare spending perspective for the individuals and families we serve.”

GOLD, MD: “The Primary Care Shortage … How Significant Can an Email Be?”

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By Jeff Gold, MD, Gold Direct Care AUGUST 31, 2015 – We often read about the Primary Care shortage across the country continuing to grow, especially in states like Massachusetts that have a higher proportion of specialists. Some will argue that its exaggerated but numbers do not lie. Call a local doctors office and find… Read More ›

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TECHNOLOGY: Creating a Virtual Practice: Dr. Ronald Dixon Talks Asynchronous Telehealth.

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July 30, 2015 Sharon Marable, MD, MPH, FACP At Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Dr. Ronald Dixon leads research in alternative methods of health care delivery, specifically relating to general internal medicine. A graduate of Dartmouth Medical School, he’s now the Director of the MGH Virtual Practice project as well as the Director of the hospital’s Center for the Integration… Read More ›

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Patrick Jonas, MD: “The Ohio DPC Unsummit Review …”

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Check out my BlogTalk Radio Show.  The Dr Synonymous Show August 25, 2015 Dr Jonas, the host of the Dr. Synonymous Show, will review the DPC Ohio “Unsummit” that was previewed on last week’s show.  Lots of energy and ideas flowed as the enthusiastic participants shared their situations, dreams and plans.  The Presdent Elect of… Read More ›

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Legally Speaking: Physicians consider cash-based medical practice alternatives

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JOHN FISHER and EMILU STARCK For Chippewa Valley Business Report July 27, 2015 6:15 am – The business of medicine continues to grow more complex. The average doctor spends an increasing amount of time and practice resources dealing with difficult insurance companies, attempting to secure payment, and keeping up with ever-changing regulatory requirements.  At the… Read More ›

Events »

DPC Meeting: New England Area

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There will be a meeting for those in New England who are interested in Direct Primary Care. Date: Saturday, September 19 Time: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Location: Boston, MA For more information, please check out this link. This is an unconference, meaning you help set the agenda. Participants are encouraged to share knowledge and network… Read More ›

Politics and Wash. Policy »

Physicians Recast Primary Care, Payers Follow.

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Jacqueline Fellows, for HealthLeaders Media , August 27, 2015 A new model of primary care avoids traditional insurance headaches— has shown how a $45 investment prevented $200,000 of healthcare costs—and is gaining momentum among physicians, patients, and payers. The number of primary care physicians who want to practice medicine without the pressure of having to… Read More ›

Success Stories »

USA TODAY: “Turntable Health is no ordinary primary care clinic. The idea stemmed from a conversation between Tony Hsieh, CEO of the online shoes and clothing emporium Zappos.com”

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Christina Farr, Special for USA TODAY LAS VEGAS | AUGUST 26, 2015 — Walk into Turntable Health in downtown Las Vegas and you’d be forgiven for thinking you had stepped into a trendy technology start-up rather than a doctor’s office. Most of the patients are hip casino workers and techies in their 20s and 30s. While… Read More ›

Technology »

Rite Aid, HealthSpot Launch Telehealth Stations in Ohio: Showcase New Model for Telehealth in a Retail Setting.

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Rite Aid and HealthSpot Partnership Showcase New Model for Telehealth in a Retail Setting. The technology – which has been tested with some of the country’s top healthcare payers and providers like Kaiser Permanente, the Cleveland Clinic and the Mayo Clinic since last November – July 20, 2015 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time CAMP HILL, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rite… Read More ›

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