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Editor-In-Chief of The DPC Journal, Michael Tetreault. Author

Editor-In-Chief of The DPC Journal, Michael Tetreault

By Michael Tetreault, Editor, The DPC Journal (C) 2017

MARCH 2, 2017 – Nothing can replace the intensity and knowledge that comes from learning about authentic experiences from which other physicians, DocPreneurs and business leaders in healthcare have had in the field of Free Market Healthcare and Direct Primary Care (DPC). These experiences inspire others to move forward with their dream of leaving the hamster wheel of medicine or perhaps a contentious group practice or even a hospital environment and pursue their dream of becoming one day, a DocPreneur.

Just a few weeks ago (February 2017), we wanted to know ‘What are the attractive character and habitual leadership qualities of great physicians in the field of Membership Medicine in the marketplace?’  We asked more than 360 DPC Physicians what they thought about the following questions. We invariably found echoes of some of the daily habits, routines and even business books that led some physicians to their ultimate destination.

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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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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.”

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DPC JOURNAL: List of What Worked and Didn’t In DPC from 2016 — Results …


DPC Journal Poll (2016-2017)
Average Cost of A DPC Monthly Fee?

  • 3% reported, Under $35/pmpm.
  • 9% reported, $36-$50/pmpm.
  • 52% reported, $51-$85/pmpm.
  • 13% reported, $86-$99/pmpm.
  • 12% reported, $100-$115/pmpm.
  • 5% reported, $116-$125/pmpm.
  • 6% reported, $126-$149/pmpm.

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DPC JOURNAL (Jan – Feb. 2017) POLL
Are you increasing your monthly membership fee in 2017?

  • 22% said, “No. Can’t afford to. My patients would leave.”
  • 30% said, “Staying the same as BOTH 2015 and 2016 calendar years.”
  • 48% said, “The same as the 2016 calendar year, but slightly higher than my 2015 fee(s).”

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

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

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

ALL-NEW ... THIS AND MORE INSIDE THE RECENTLY RELEASED 2016 DPC JOURNAL ANNUAL REPORT and MARKET TREND ANALYSIS ...

ALL-NEW … THIS AND MORE INSIDE THE RECENTLY RELEASED 2016 DPC JOURNAL ANNUAL REPORT and MARKET TREND ANALYSIS …

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 for Comparison
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.”

DPC JOURNAL (2016-2017) POLL
As A DPC Doctor, how many patients per day do you typically see?

  • 22% reported, Less than 5/day
  • 57% said, Between 6-10/day
  • 14% said, Between 11-15/day
  • 7% said, Other

DPC JOURNAL (2016-2017) POLL
How much time do you spend per day sending/replying to patient emails?

  • 58% reported, Less than 60-min/day
  • 18% reported, Between 1-3 hours/day
  • 24% reported, Between 3-5 hours/day

Patient Education Guide, 2017-2018 Edition - By The DPC Journal

Patient Education Guide, 2017-2018 Edition – By The DPC Journal

DPC JOURNAL (2016-2017) POLL
What Are The Most Common Types of Calls You Receive Each Day From Your Subscribing Patients?

  • 57% reported, “Prescription Renewals”
  • 32% reported, “Cold/Flu Symptoms”
  • 11% reported, “Other”

DPC JOURNAL | PHYSICIAN POLL (2016-2017)
How Long Does It Take You To Recruit A “New” Patient?

  • 17% said, 1-2 Weeks
  • 22% said, 2-4 Weeks
  • 26% said, 1-2 Months
  • 11% said, 3-4 Months
  • 24% said, 4+ Months

DPC JOURNAL (2016-2017) POLL
As A DPC Doctor, how many test messages do you receive (and reply) from patients typically each day?

  • 73% reported, Less than 10/day
  • 18% said, Between 11-25/day
  • 9% said, More than 25/day

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About The Direct Primary Care Journal (The DPC Journal)

The Direct Primary Care Journal (The DPC Journal) is the independent trade journal and online news reporting publication observing, reporting and connecting with experts from all facets of the Direct Primary Care (DPC) industry. The DPC Journal was created in order to fill an information void found when reporting, interviewing and researching DPC, direct-pay medicine and cash-only practices across the U.S. The DPC Journal and sister publications, Concierge Medicine Today and The Concierge Medicine Research Collective serve as a central repository of DPC news, information or educational resources for physicians, patients, curious consumers and others. The DPC Journal works with industry focused journalists, investment experts, physicians, legislators and numerous dedicated writers to report on various topics related to DPC and direct-pay healthcare industry. The DPC Journal features many physician articles and stories from across the U.S.

To learn more, visit www.DirectPrimaryCare.com or Call The DPC Journal at 770-455-1650.

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