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Clinical Advisor Weighs In on DPC in Marketplace


Can ‘concierge medicine’ improve primary care? SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 the Clinical Advisor take: Too many patients, too few providers, and too much paperwork have fractured primary care in the United States, according to an article published in Medical Economics. Shifting traditional primary-care practices to direct primary care models may solve the ‘primary-care crisis’. “The crisis… Read More ›

National News »

EHR Systems ‘Immature, Costly,’ AMA Says

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President-Elect of the AMA

Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media September 17, 2014 – The president-elect of the American Medical Association says there is “a crying need” to make electronic health record systems “time-saving rather than efficiency-diminishing.” Electronic health record systems are so complicated and poorly designed that they are impacting the quality of doctors’ clinical decisions and challenging the… Read More ›

How-To »

The Six Habits of Self-Made DPC Doctors [2014]

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By Michael Tetreault, Editor-In-Chief Do You Have What It Takes? AUGUST 25, 2014 – The editor’s at The DPC Journal (, asked some of the industry’s leading physicians and business owners, ‘what are the traits of a direct primary care physician business owner?’ From the onset, the idea of starting or even moving your medical… Read More ›

Legal »

LEGAL: New Law Lets Doctors Drop Insurance Model for Direct Pay

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By Josh Duplechai, Latest Advocacy News, Louisiana Medical Society    Thursday, 28 August 2014 – Fed up with shrinking insurance reimbursements and the mounting financial and regulatory pressure to do more for patients with less money, primary care practices are looking for ways to stay viable. Rather than join the trend of independent doctors securing… Read More ›

Events »

Maine Medical Association Holding Direct Primary Care Workshop for Maine Physicians

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SAVE THE DATE  Friday, September 26th (afternoon) through Saturday, September 27th (morning) DIRECT PRIMARY CARE (DPC) WORKSHOP FOR MAINE PHYSICIANS at the Maine Medical Association 30 Association Drive, Manchester, ME Come and learn about Direct Primary Care – What is it? Why are over 500,000 patients nationwide now in DPC arrangements? How does DPC work… Read More ›

Politics and Wash. Policy »

Doctor running for lieutenant governor swears by ‘direct primary care’ model

(0) Josh Umbehr has operated a direct medical care practice in Wichita since 2010. Rather than bill insurance companies for his services, he charges a monthly membership fee of $10 for kids and $50 for adults for unlimited visits, texts, phone calls, discounted prescription medications and in-office services. PHOTO CREDIT:  Kevin Brown

Doctor running for lieutenant governor swears by ‘direct primary care’ model By Andy Marso KHI News Service Sept. 8, 2014 TOPEKA — Wichita physician Josh Umbehr has never understood the traditional model of health care reimbursement — the one in which doctors and hospitals fill out pages of forms to bill a patient’s insurance company… Read More ›

Success Stories »

BUSINESS: A business approach to controlling health care costs … ~By Schimpff, MD

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Stephen C. Schimpff, MD | Policy | September 7, 2014 Part of a series. Helping employees improve their health is right for the company’s bottom line and is doing right by our employees.  Healthier employees are happier, demonstrate less absenteeism and presenteesism, and are more productive.  This is a win for everyone involved.   –… Read More ›

Technology »

INVESTMENT NEWS: Online doctor directory and booking service Lybrate today announced a $1.23 million raise in a public filing with the SEC.

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India’s version of ZocDoc raises $1.2M — just as ZocDoc looks to hire a GM for India August 18, 2014 11:15 am by Harrison Weber Online doctor directory and booking service Lybrate today announced a $1.23 million raise in a public filing with the SEC. Founded in 2013, Lybrate sits among a growing number of international book-a-doctor startups, including France-based KelDoc,… Read More ›


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