There are hundreds of podiatrists practicing medicine without insurance but only a handful are advocating the benefits for both patients and physicians. We’re all witnessing the consequence of only wanting to “be a physician” and allowing corporations to take over the business side of medicine. The profits-over-patient model is not working. Patients are suffering from delayed care while physicians are burning out.
When physicians embrace the entrepreneur spirit in solving not just medical problems but access to care as well, we collectively start healing ourselves. Physicians who choose Direct Care are more satisfied with their jobs, keeping them in the industry longer. Patients who discover Direct Care physicians, are thrilled to have a reliably accessible doctor who is consistent in their care.
Practicing medicine without insurance is not a new concept, this is just old school medicine being brought back to life by a growing number of physicians, like myself, who know this is the answer to keeping our communities healthy and staying in the profession.