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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]