‘Proponents [of DPC] claim that they can cut 40% of a medical practice’s overhead, by eliminating insurance billing. As a result, fees are kept low.’


(HealthNewsDigest.com, NOVEMBER 5, 2014) – Let’s start with the doctor/patient relationship–the disappearance of which has been lamented by many.  The pertinent definition of “relationship” in the Oxford Dictionaries deems it:  “The way in which two or more people or organizations regard and behave toward each other.”  In one sense, every patient wants to be treated well by his physician, and in many cases, so-called “continuity of care” is most desirable.  Likewise, the physician may wish to spend more time with a particular patient, but is forced by economic realities to rush the process.

Perhaps, some of this search for the ideal doctor/patient relationship is driven by nostalgia, and Norman Rockwell illustrations portraying a visit to the beloved family physician.  Alas, times have changed.  Medicine is high tech and expensive, and has of course been made vastly more impersonal by virtue of third party payers.  In fact, the doctor/patient relationship has…

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  1. Been there and done that in my DPC practice which I began in 2008.
    If only more docs would go the DPC way, we could have the healthcare system mending very quickly.


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