Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the primary care doctor: ‘Creating a better system’ is his goal

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the primary care doctor: ‘Creating a better system’ is his goal

Continuing our series of interviews with doctors and other medical personnel in the era of Covid-19: Dr. Jeffrey Gold is a direct primary care doctor -– meaning that his primary care practice runs on a subscription model, where patients pay a set fee monthly for all their primary care. Primary care practices also often arrange […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the primary care doctor: The view from Kansas

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the primary care doctor: The view from Kansas

Continuing our series of interviews with doctors and other medical personnel in the era of Covid-19: Dr. Ryan Neuhofel is a direct primary care doctor -– meaning that his primary care practice runs on a subscription model, where patients pay a set fee monthly for all their primary care. Primary care practices also often arrange […]

Our unhealthy addiction to health insurance: A direct primary care doctor’s opinion

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Our unhealthy addiction to health insurance: A direct primary care doctor’s opinion

By JEFFREY GOLD, M.D. Whenever I give a talk about healthcare, I ask the audience, “What is the worst addiction problem we have in the United States?” The answers are typically the same and all are good guesses – alcohol, tobacco, opiates, and sugar are most frequently cited. I agree these are all terrible addictions […]

Direct primary care: A map of U.S. providers

Filed Under: Costs, Patients, Providers

Summary: Direct primary care practices seem to be gaining popularity. In direct care, patients pay the provider directly, instead of paying through an insurer, though some DPC practices do also take insurance. This map shows a range of DPC practices; I see a few we know. On the site, we are told: “Website readers should […]

New thinking on health care and costs: 3 must-read pieces

Thinking About Wal-Mart and the First World: “For its more than 8,000 stores in 15 countries around the world, Walmart (WMT, quote) is increasing its offerings in the health care sector with more vaccination shots. (Pictured: A giant underground Walmart in Guiyang, China, accessed via glass pyramids. These are starting with stores in the United States, where Walmart already offers […]