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Using a direct primary care (DPC) membership model, Unorthodoc and its founding physician, Dr. Cory Annis, have been able to eliminate the barriers, time constraints, impersonal service and high costs associated with today’s primary health care.

Direct Primary Care Physician Profile – Dr. Cory Annis

October 20, 2016 • Business, Direct Care Doctors

Who: Cory Annis, MD, Unorthodoc Direct Primary Care, Carrboro, NC Background: Dr. Cory Annis has been practicing medicine for over 20 years in various settings, including at a VA hospital, a large independent practice, and most recently in a Direct Primary Care (DPC) solo practice. Challenge: As is the case with most DPC physicians, Dr…. Read More ›

National News »

MedPage: Healthcare Issues Popping Up on State Ballots in November

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Voters being asked to consider tobacco taxes, other initiatives By Joyce Frieden News Editor, MedPage Today10.05.2016  Although the nation’s election focus has been on all things presidential, there are plenty of state ballot issues to think about, including many involving healthcare. MedPage Today has put together a sampling of the healthcare ballot issues voters will… Read More ›

How-To »

Tips for Scaling UP a DPC Practice. ~Elation

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Written by Direct primary care practices are growing in popularity.  This model provides flexibility to providers to focus on their patients, allowing for individualized, convenient care while building a sustainable and scalable business. Building and growing a DPC practice can be both an exciting milestone and a daunting task. So what does it take to… Read More ›

Legal »

Legal review of Concierge Medicine contracts is needed to handle regulatory issues & liability risks. ~Cohen


By Michael H. Cohen, Michael H. Cohen Law Firm NOTE: Please be aware that the real identities or actual person names and the company names have been changed to fictitious names, however, the story remains true. Legal review of concierge medicine contracts is needed to handle regulatory issues & liability risks, as otherwise medical doctors… Read More ›

Events »

TECHNOLOGY NEWS, Concierge Medicine: “The Genomic Revolution to be Discussed at Personalized Health Care Conference in Phoenix”


Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI) Thought Leaders Consortium, October 22 – 23 News provided by Cancer Treatment Centers of America Oct 17, 2016, 11:02 ET PHOENIX, Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Pulitzer Prize-winning author and renowned medical oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, joins physicians from Harvard Medical School and Cleveland Clinic to discuss breakthroughs in personalized precision… Read More ›

Politics and Wash. Policy » Direct primary care offers a market solution to doctor shortages

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Savage adds that a market-driven approach could go a lot further than beefed-up government programs to solve the shortage problems. By Kathy Hoekstra  /   October 7, 2016 | | From A few weeks ago, patients of Dr. Chad Savage received an alarming email. The Brighton, Michigan, primary care physician told them that because… Read More ›

Success Stories »

RETAIL HEALTH: “MinuteClinic adds new travel-related services and immunizations”

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MinuteClinic nurse practitioners can provide guidance on prescribed travel-specific medications, over-the-counter medications, first aid supplies, food and water guidance and even mosquito bite prevention, if applicable. July 7, 2016 | By Michael Johnsen WOONSOCKET, R.I. – With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games starting next month, MinuteClinic on Thursday announced the addition of several new travel-related… Read More ›