From my understanding, DPC would work well in a country where the primary healthcare system is well established, and the people are economically better off, which is not the case in my country. … To cater for the majority of Nigerians, a healthcare financing system that demands less from the people in terms of economic input would be a way to go. There is, however, a growing middle class that would benefit from the direct primary care model if introduced.
Healing Our Healers Through the Patient-Doctor Relationship: Speaker and student presentations from BRI’s 5th Annual Leadership Conference in St. Louis, MO.
Despite the potential problems, the ideas presented at this conference were discussed with a sense of optimism for the field that I had not previously encountered, and I walked away understanding that there are many opportunities after graduation that extend beyond just being someone else’s employee.
Last September, I had the wonderful opportunity to attend the American Academy of Private Physicians’ (AAPP) annual conference to learn about the most current state of private medicine. Many attendees at the conference were physicians looking to start their own private practice or a concierge practice, and many were looking for tips to enhance current […]
We need all 320 million Americans asking “irrational” questions about healthcare. Questions that challenge the assumptions of the system like, “Why do I get more time with my hairdresser than my doctor?”
“Family practice is not what it used to be. You’ve gone through too much school and assumed too much debt not to go on and specialize in something.”
Health care is the ultimate test of libertarian principles. As Bryan Caplan, economics professor at George Mason University, wrote in a 2012 blog post, we are often asked, “What if a poor person gets sick, doesn’t have insurance, and can’t get friends, family, or charity to pay for treatment?”
“Congress must have the courage and commitment to fully repeal ObamaCare and replace with policy restoring beneficial market forces to the private insurance market. Transformational healthcare market reform will lower healthcare insurance and healthcare cost, grow employment and the economy; and growing the economy is the foundation for credibly lowering the national debt.” ~Dr. N. Pandelidis, orthopedic surgeon
By Nicholas Pandelidis, MD Nicholas Pandelidis, MD is an orthopedic surgeon with special training and expertise in the surgical and non-surgical treatment of back and neck disorders. Dr. Pandelidis’s practice is dedicated exclusively to spine care and orthopedics. He has been practicing medicine in the York, PA area for over twenty years. Part 1: Problems […]
“Everything which might cause doubt about the wisdom of the government or create discontent will be kept from the people. The basis of unfavorable comparisons with elsewhere, the knowledge of possible alternatives to the course actually taken, information which might suggest failure on the part of the government to live up to its promises or to take advantage of opportunities to improve conditions—all will be suppressed. There is consequently no field where the systematic control of information will not be practiced and uniformity of views not enforced.” ~Friedrich Hayek, The Road to Serfdom