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DPC Journal Poll: Are you moonlighting and starting a DPC Practice? If yes, doing what?

(C) 2017 | The Direct Primary Care Journal

According to a 2016-2017 Physician Poll by The Direct Primary Care Journal, 32% of former DPC Physicians said they closed their DPC Clinic because of “lack of interested patients …” — followed closely by “Rural Demographic(s) Couldn’t Support It …” and  “lack of business acumen …”

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“Direct practices should be successful in most cities and states where there is an inadequate supply of primary care physicians,” says Dr. Chris Ewin, Founder and physician at 121MD in Fort Worth, TX. “Most important, a physician needs to have social skills to sell him/herself and there new practice model to their patients and their community. Docs undercharge … we were in school for 10-12 years. To be successful it’s all about personal relationships. This isn’t that hard … but many Docs just don’t know how to sell themselves.”

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