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SPOTLIGHT: “Hi, I’m Rob. I’m a recovering doctor …”

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October 10, 2017

Five Years Sober September 28, 2017 | By Rob Lamberts Dr. Rob Lamberts is an internal medicine-pediatrics physician who blogs at Musings of a Distractible Mind.   Hi, I’m Rob.  I’m a recovering doctor Yeah, I know I used that line once before, but it’s a special day for me today.  Humor me.  Five years ago… Read More ›

Retail Healthcare | Five Reasons Why Retail Clinics Are a “Game-Changing” Threat to Traditional Healthcare Providers That Could Strain Clinical Laboratories and Pathologists | DARK DAILY

Five Reasons Why Retail Clinics Are a “Game-Changing” Threat to Traditional Healthcare Providers That Could Strain Clinical Laboratories and Pathologists October 2, 2017 By Jude | Dark Daily Research conducted by Kalorama suggests the popularity of retail clinics represents a trend towards newer healthcare models that challenge existing models of care, and which could severely… Read More ›

What’s Next for Retail Healthcare? | HealthLeaders Media

The Trend That Disrupted Healthcare Consumerism a Decade Ago Continues to Evolve. RELATED PODCAST | AUDIO | DPC JOURNAL INTERVIEW The DocPreneur | Business Podcast Ep. 50 | DocPreneur Podcast: DPC and EHR, Lean DPCs, Employer-Based DPC and Retail Healthcare Debra Shute, September 29, 2017 The majority (91%) of patients who recently used a retail… Read More ›

DPC JOURNAL SPOTLIGHT: Meet MultiCare DPC in FL

Flat, Monthly Rate & No Surprise Fees Unrestricted Office Visits Short Wait Times Same-Day & Next-Day Appointments No Copays or Deductibles Multicare DPC will be opening two new locations in the before the end of the year in Deltona and Longwood. As with our Lake Mary location, If you can’t make it into the office,… Read More ›

E. Bliss, MD, The News Tribune (May 27) | “Despite all our efforts, we have found that the more we grew and proved that this really works, the more the system resisted us and made it harder and harder to survive,” said Dr. Erika Bliss, Qliance’s chief executive.

The on-site health-care clinic concept hasn’t faded either.  Urgent-care and in-store clinics, designed to help consumers avoid expensive and crowded emergency rooms for routine medical procedures and treatment of minor injuries and illnesses, continue to proliferate.  And even as Qliance sinks, health-care ventures continue to spring up, their entrepreneurial sponsors sure that this time they’ve… Read More ›

Lessons from Qliance closing its doors “… That said, looking at DPC as a whole – if it’s a medically-based, doc-led and non-coordinated, non-integrated model – is going to be problematic for financing, delivery and cultural reasons.” | State of Reform

Lessons from Qliance closing its doors | stateofreform.com By DJ Wilson | May 23, 2017 The news that Qliance is closing its doors gives us an opportunity to reflect on the lessons learned from the enterprise.  The direct primary care (DPC) model espoused by Qliance struck some folks as an important innovation in care delivery,… Read More ›

Different Takes (National Poll): Will DPC Stay Small? Grow Big? Optimistic? What’s in store for Direct Primary Care? (Check all that apply + Comments will be posted)

May 31, 2017 | (C) The Direct Primary Care Journal– PATIENT MEMBERSHIP ACQUISITION TRENDS in 2016 | How Long Does It Take You To Recruit A “New” Patient? 52% Reported 1-4+ Months. DPC JOURNAL PHYSICIAN POLL, FEE STRUCTURE and PRICING TRENDS in 2016: Did you increase your monthly membership fee in 2016? 67% Reported “Stayed… Read More ›

Is the DPC movement at risk of failing? | Med Eco.

Is the DPC Patient An Engaged Owner In Their Healthcare … or, simply a consumer? Younger demographics usually choose to consume vs. own and manage? 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 …”… Read More ›