Independent practice

September/October 2016 Issue
Is Direct Primary Care the Solution to Our Health Care Crisis? [Opinion]

While attempting to solve one problem, DPC may be exacerbating other serious problems in our health care system.

September/October 2016 Issue
In Defense of Direct Primary Care [Opinion]

Direct primary care will continue to grow because it empowers price transparency, quality, and patient satisfaction.

July/August 2015 Issue
The Physician Employment Trend: What You Need to Know [Feature]

How will the emerging trend take shape? Is it good for medicine - for doctors? And will there still be a place for independent physicians?

May/June 2014 Issue
Solo Practice: Can It Survive? [From The Editor]

The environment is tougher than ever. Proactive revenue management and direct pay models provide opportunities for small practices

November/December 2013 Issue
Physicians Assemble: Integrating Small Groups to Preserve Independent Practice [Feature]

Changes in the economics of health care are forcing many independent practices to join or sell out to large health care organizations. For practices that value their independence, creating virtual networks with other independent practices can provide the size to remain competitive and thrive. These groups can include independent practice associations, management service organizations, or loosely affiliated group practices. Any group will still need to serve the individual practices and be structured to avoid anti-trust concerns.

July/August 2013 Issue
Personal Issues to Consider Before Leaving Independent Practice [Feature]

When physicians move from a private practice in which they have some ownership stake to a purely employed setting, they can experience significant psychological and emotional effects. This article identifies issues physicians should consider before they sell.

Jan-Feb 2009 Issue
FP Snapshot [Snapshot]

May 2006 Issue
Developing a Solo Practice Exit Strategy [Feature]

The author describes a succession planning strategy the can help solo family physicians minimize headaches and maximize the value of the practice.

Sep 2004 Issue
Making Time to Listen [Feature]

A family physician explains how he chose to operate a "no-insurance" practice that also gives him and his patients enough time to develop a quality physician-patient relationship during office visits.

Oct 2003 Issue
Solo Practice: The Way of the Future [Feature]

A solo family physician's argument that solo practice is the magic model for the future of family practice in that it encourages a bias for action, staying close to the customer/patient, keeping things simple, being hands-on and value-driven, consistency of purpose and an emphasis on long-term profits-the key characteristics of excellent organizations.

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