The excellent First installment of a two part series by Dr. Rictor. His bullseye explanations and analogies expose the glaring deficiencies of our third-party sponsored medical care system that shrouds the true cost of care, causes rampant medical price inflation giving the illusion that we can’t live without insurance even for small stuff. Nothing could be further from the truth.
PART 1 of 2: The Unlearning Process of Direct Primary Care
By Kenneth W. Rictor, MD, DPC Journal Contributor | Scotland Family Medicine
JULY 21, 2014 – After 25 years as a fee-for-service Family Practice physician in private practice I have made the change to a Direct Primary Care model. I have been envisioning this model for the past 10 years and seriously planning for the conversion over the past 2 years. As I have been discussing this new model with my existing patients, it has become increasingly apparent that in order for patients to accept and be educated about Direct Primary Care there also needs to be an unlearning of conventional fee-for-service insurance medicine.
We have all been living with insurance-based primary care for the past 30…
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