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NEWS: “Hedging Bets” a DPC model and Concierge Medicine … ~MEDICAL ECONOMICS — “Having a blend of income streams is a better way to go than with a single model,” doctor says.

Salaries soar for doctors, so why aren’t they happy?

By Janet Kidd Stewart

November 25, 2016 – Michael Iannotti, MD, is hedging his bets on the future by launching different practice models and catering to distinct groups of patients in an effort to shore up his long-term career results. The Lafayette, Colorado, primary care physician is combining an aesthetics practice, a fee-for-service primary care practice, a direct primary care model and concierge medicine. “Having a blend of income streams is a better way to go than with a single model,” he says. “There’s risk anytime you rely on a single revenue stream. If you are a strictly cash-based practice and the economy tanks, people won’t be able to afford coming to see you and you’ve got a problem.”

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SOURCE: http://medicaleconomics.modernmedicine.com/medical-economics/news/salaries-soar-doctors-so-why-arent-they-happy?page=0,1

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