DPC as a Life Changer

Here is a great article about DPC from Medical Economics.  It was written by Rob Lamberts MD.  Read it and consider it a possibility for you if you are a PCP and are willing to make a move in life.  As Rob says:

My income now equals that which I had when I left my old practice. Most importantly, I love the medicine I practice now and feel like I am giving truly good care to all of my patients.

Now, how does that sound?

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Douglas Farrago MD

Douglas Farrago MD is a full-time practicing family doc in Forest, Va. He started Forest Direct Primary Care where he takes no insurance and bills patients a monthly fee. He is board certified in the specialty of Family Practice. He is the inventor of a product called the Knee Saver which is currently in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Knee Saver and its knock-offs are worn by many major league baseball catchers. He is also the inventor of the CryoHelmet used by athletes for head injuries as well as migraine sufferers. Dr. Farrago is the author of four books, two of which are the top two most popular DPC books. From 2001 – 2011, Dr. Farrago was the editor and creator of the Placebo Journal which ran for 10 full years. Described as the Mad Magazine for doctors, he and the Placebo Journal were featured in the Washington Post, US News and World Report, the AP, and the NY Times. Dr. Farrago is also the editor of the blog Authentic Medicine which was born out of concern about where the direction of healthcare is heading and the belief that the wrong people are in charge. This blog has been going daily for more than 15 years Article about Dr. Farrago in Doximity Email Dr. Farrago – [email protected] 

  2 comments for “DPC as a Life Changer

  1. Kurt
    August 23, 2018 at 12:03 am

    Except those within 3 to 5 years of Medicare age who really don’t have enough effective time
    to do DPC. Especially if their financial advisor says they are fine to bail once they reach 65.
    Remember, DPC will not work everywhere. Where people are too used to sucking off the government teat, you will fail! Plus if there are no hospitalists to take care of your inpatients, you’ll be sol.
    You do DPC, you gotta be careful of where you go to put out your shingle otherwise you can go bankrupt like many private practices did in the past.
    If I was just starting out, I’d steer clear of primary care. The NP’s are going to take over when most institutions have hospitalists and the rest of the state laws change that allow them to be independent. The ones that will flourish with DPC are the ones who get to the best places first with people who can afford the monthly fees. You’re not going to see many public aid people use their cigarette, beer and frozen pizza money to pay a monthly physicians fees when the state gives it to them for free! Watch the payor mix carefully or you’ll be screwed by the DPC mantra.

  2. PW
    August 20, 2018 at 10:39 am

    I have come to the conclusion that about the only way docs can be contnet in Primary Care is through DPC. And contented docs make for healthier patients

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