I loved the movie Big with Tom Hanks. There was this one scene (above) that hits home for me now. After doing Direct Primary Care for the past year I am feeling like Josh Baskin listening to some idiot administrator rattle off his stats and me asking him questions like:
- “I don’t get it. Why do you need to see patients every seven minutes?”
- “What’s fun about an EMR?”
- “There’s a million codes in the ICD-10. Why do we need that?”
- “Can’t we have a system where the insurance companies don’t make the decisions and it is just the doctor and the patient?”
You can say that I am dreaming but I didn’t need Zoltar, the fortune teller machine, to help me out. It just took gumption, grit and determination. But now I am Josh Baskin, a big kid. Medicine is fun again. Won’t you join me?