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COVID PHYSICIANS RESPOND

Hello, and Good Day, I hope all are well and adjusting to a new normal.  I want to try and paint a picture about what I know to be happening locally.  First, here at the clinic I have made the difficult decision to limit my hours and cut staff.  These are economic...

COVID TESTING

Hello All, There is not much new to report today.  Which is likely a good thing.  Cases continue to increase at an artificially low number because of difficulties in processing the huge numbers of tests going to the lab companies.  Turnaround times on Covid testing...

COVID-PERSONAL STRATEGIES 

Looks like things will get a bit worse before better.  We have had our first positive tests in the downstairs clinic from specimens collected last Tuesday.  I believe the national numbers will increase rapidly as primary care clinic sites begin to report on tests...

IT’S NOT HEALTH INSURANCE . . . .

IT’S NOT HEALTH INSURANCE . . . .

I suspect my patients are tired of hearing the mantra; ‘It is not Health insurance, it is Wealth Insurance’.  The topic usually comes up during any conversation regarding how eventually my practice will be paid for the services we provide.  Many patients are just...

GOOD DOCTORS DON’T TAKE INSURANCE

Though this is not uniformly the case there are some very good reasons why the topic bears discussion particularly in the realm of Primary Care. Working for a large corporation (like a hospital) or an insurance company subjects the physician to the vagaries of the...