President-elect Trump says his plans for healthcare reform are 'huge'. We weren't sure how that translates into actual policy, so we sat down with several leaders in the healthcare community to ‘read between the lines’ on what his statements and implied policies might mean for our industry and, more specifically, one if it’s most innovative practice models: Direct Primary Care (DPC).
Dr. Ellie Campbell's unconventional approach to medicine has unlocked amazing results for both her patients and her career. Learn how pairing functional medicine with a direct-care practice model helped her reignite a passion for personalized care.
As a leading subject matter expert on the hybrid DPC model, Dr. Lee Gross has led ongoing efforts to educate the broader direct care community about an exceptionally valuable and often misunderstood medical model. To further Best Practice’s mission to bring our readers the most relevant information and facilitate a deeper understanding of an often neglected topic, we asked Dr. Gross to share his knowledge on the what, how, when, why, and who of the hybrid model.
As part of our ongoing Pioneer Series, we spoke with DPC veteran Dr. Lisa Davidson about what makes the Direct Primary Care model so powerful--and how's she used that to her advantage. In our conversation, she explains how she found the right team, established a sustainable load, and became a thought leader in her community.
As a seasoned advocate and DPC practitioner, Dr. Brian Forrest knows all to well the problems that misinformation can create for a movement built almost entirely on word of mouth. In the second installment of our ongoing series, Dr. Forrest provides a healthy dose of reality and debunks the nine most dangerous myths about DPC.
Dr. Michael Keller believes that providing effective primary care requires doctors to eliminate the bureaucratic barriers between themselves and their patients. This belief ultimately led Dr. Keller to open Summit Primary Care, his DPC practice in Denver, where he has taken to sitting at the reception desk so he can greet then treat his patients. In this article, Dr. Keller explains how he discovered DPC, why he fell in love with it, and how he explains to patients why they will love it too.
Dr. Stanford Owen had spent too many long nights calculating the time he spent trying to get paid for the services he provided at his primary care practice. Without a possibility model to guide him, he ultimately decided to abandon insurance completely. This willingness to do differently, to leap when no one else will, characterizes Dr. Owen's philosophy on how physicians can practice medicine and treat chronic illness more effectively.
Nine months before they opened Infinity Family Care, Dr. David Cunningham and Dr. Wendy Cohen took a flight to Kansas City to attend the American Academy of Family Physician's DPC Summit. Unlike so many other gatherings of doctors, the conference energized them, ultimately providing the momentum and drive to leave their large-group practice. In this article, Dr. Cunningham and Dr. Cohen share how they made it through the often overwhelming process that followed their decision to transition to Direct Primary Care, and how you can get through it, too.
Dr. Brian Forrest knows from experience that going it alone under an entirely different medical model is daunting--and completely unnecessary. In part one of an ongoing series, Founder and CEO of Access Healthcare Brian Forrest shares three ways to harness the support of the Direct Primary Care community and take advantage of the valuable resources coming out of a rapidly growing movement.
When is it okay to have a financial relationship with a lab? How does Medicare enrollment affect your relationship? What’s an “anti-kickback” law? In this article, seasoned attorneys Jane Pine Wood and Richard Cooper answer these questions and others to provide DPC practitioners with the tools to build legal and effective relationships with laboratories, even in the midst of increased enforcement of federal regulation.