News, DPC Business Insight, Patient & Physician Edu. | t: (770) 455-1650 | editor@directprimarycare.com

TEXAS | J. Goodman | Why you can’t visit your doctor virtually and why that might finally be changing

DP Journal .EDU | SHOP

The DocPreneur Institute, an educational industry resource -- offers a wide-array of mp3's, recommended reading guides, professional access to DPC industry mentors and coaches and more ... without a sales pitch from a consultancy. Click here to learn more ...

New Book! Avail Oct 1st

Atlanta | Oct. 27-28 2017

Join Physicians from around the US to learn about free market healthcare delivery models and more ... ATLANTA, GA | OCT 27-28, 2017

Insights | Analysis | 2017-’18

Book Your Hotel | Atlanta

Join Physicians from around the US to learn about free market healthcare delivery models and more ... ATLANTA, GA | OCT 27-28, 2017

DPC EDU. Resources

Join 2,626 other followers

Our Podcast | Learn | Edu.

Click here to listen to DPC Podcast, Innovations in the Delivery of Medicine and More Interviews ...

Books, Resources, Shop

Technology is on its way, whether organized medicine likes it or not. Patients in 14 states can now download an app made by a Silicon Valley firm called Lemonaid Health. Customers fill out a questionnaire on eight simple health concerns, including sinusitis, birth control and acid reflex. These are reviewed by a doctor who can write a prescription — all for a fee of $15.

See & Hear and Learn From Concierge Physicians and Others in Healthcare Delivery Innovation, Service and Precision Medicine … | October 27-28, 2017 … Early Bird Tix On Sale Now …

John C. Goodman, Contributor

JUNE 20, 2017 – Sometime in the last century, most professionals discovered that face-to-face meetings with clients weren’t always necessary — or even desirable. Lawyers, accountants, engineers, architects and scores of other professional service providers discovered the phone. Then they discovered email. Then video conferencing. But not doctors. Most doctors today communicate with their patients the same way the Greek physician Galen did 2,000 years ago: one on one, in person. Why is that? One reason is unwise legislation. Another is resistance to change by the American Medical Association and state medical societies. A third reason is Medicare, whose payment practices tend to be copied by most employers and private insurers. But the biggest problem is that rank-and-file doctors have been unwilling to step into the modern age.

CONTINUE READING FULL STORY …

SOURCE: https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/06/20/visit-doctor-virtuallyand-might-finally-changing?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_feed%3BI03L9QoRS1OS5TgCi67HsA%3D%3D

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: