The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has provided some latest numbers, which bring the nation once again on the brink of a crisis. According to those numbers, the nation could witness a physician shortage of 37,800 to 124,000 doctors by the end of 2034. Adding to the woes, the shortfall includes both the primary […]
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As devastating it might sound, the possibility of doctors quitting is not false. According to a survey carried out amidst the pandemic in July 2020, 8 percent of primary care doctors including 16,000 practices have closed their offices in the recent months. Another 4 percent are planning to put the shutter down within next year, […]
Why Cash Only Doctors are Gaining Popularity?
Cash only doctors, also known as direct-pay doctors are those medical professionals who offer their services without insurance. They accept only cash/creditupfront for their services and do no submit a claim to your insurance for their services. Some doctors, most commonly Direct Primary Care or DPC, charge their patients a monthly or annual membership fee, […]
Why Healthcare is So Expensive in the U.S.
The cost of healthcare continues to rise, while the quality of care continues to experience a decline. Gaps in Care are getting larger and they are mostly associated with the increasing out of pocket cost. The rise in healthcare pricing is responsible for depression in individual spending power over the last few decades. A person, […]
Direct Primary Care | A Guide to Calculate Total Annual Medical Cost
Healthcare cost remains one of the highest costing basic necessities for the U.S. citizens. Several lucrative insurance plans are waiting for you on the internet with low premiums and other “incentives”. However, the insurance bill or premium is not all you have to pay in a year in order to receive healthcare services. Yes, you read […]
How Preventive Care can Keep Diseases Away from Children
Preventive care or preventive medicine, as the name suggests, is for people to protect them from various diseases and illnesses before they might occur. In the case of infants, preventive care might start even before the baby is born. We all want to keep our children safe and sound. To prevent them from diseases, we […]
4 Ways An Employer can Benefit from Direct Primary Care
The cost of healthcare has risen with steady consistency over the past 50 years. Back in 1960, national health spending was five percent of the country’s GDP. In 2016, this figure rocketed to 17.9 percent of the United State’s GDP. Research shows that in 2016, private-sector employees alone had to pay $665 billion in health-related […]