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Dr. Ken's Corner: Direct Primary Care Gains Traction

Posted by Ken Teufel M.D. on May 27, 2016 9:00:01 AM

Is there such a thing as a "stress-free" way to practice medicine? Not really. But many primary care physicians are rediscovering the joy of practicing medicine by shifting from the stress-filled fee-for-service model to the more relaxed pace of direct primary care.

In its purest form, direct primary care cuts out the "middle man,"--the insurance industry--and eliminates the incentive to squeeze more patients into the workday. From 2005 to 2012, the number of doctors providing direct patient care has grown from a mere 146 to 4,400 (heritage.org).

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Topics: primary care, Dr. Ken Teufel, concierge medicine, direct primary care, DPC, Dr. Ken's Corner, retainer medicine

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