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Family Practice Career Articles of Interest
Direct Primary Care: Skip The Insurer, Get Better Health
Source: The Huffington Post
The idea behind direct primary care practices (DPCPs) is that
patients pay a modest, monthly fee (often adjusted according to age
and existing conditions) and receive direct access to their
This means practices generate revenue directly from fees and not
from billing insurance companies or ordering tests.
Doctors discuss defensive medicine and primary
Source: The Medical News
Doctors at a North Carolina meeting called for tort reform to
curb defensive medicine, while physicians in Colorado say the
state's physician shortage is caused by low pay that discourages
new doctors from turning to primary care.
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It's Sunday: Where's the
Source: The Star Ledger
There's a surprising trend in today's hospitals: Chances are you
can count on one hand the number of physicians making rounds on any
given Sunday. While driving home from my rounds this past weekend,
I was deep in reflection; that's not the way it used to be. Just a
decade ago, there were numerous doctors in all specialty areas
seeing patients in the hospital, even on weekends.