An Invasive Cardiologist Goes DPC???
Hint. That’s Direct Patient Care. Fee for service medicine. Another hint. When we have talked about DPC before, it has always had to do with PCP’s. But, in this blog the Cardiologist pictured above reports that he has made the move to the new practice model. Why? In a nutshell, he has had it with ICD codes, insurance companies and having to see so many patients in a day that an office visit might last all of 4 minutes.
Bottom Line. Fascinating to consider. What specialties can make a go of it in DPC? I wouldn’t have thought Cardiology would be among them, but this young doctor is betting a lot that this will work. Dermatology? Sure! Gynecology? Maybe. Etc.
Keep your eyes on this. It could get interesting.