In an age of family physicians literally not being able to give away their practices, Brian Forrest has built a successful model that is similar to the age of Marcus Welby where there was a direct relationship between a patient and their doctor. Practices such as Forrest’s Access Healthcare in North Carolina run unencumbered by insurance hassles. As word of Dr. Forrest’s direct pay ...

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The insurance middleman has taken a toll on the family doctor. New practice models plan to change that. Physicians in Seattle, Silicon Valley and Boston are proving what the rest of the world already knows. When you have a high function primary care system, there's less money spent and better health outcomes. Before House, M.D., ...

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Now that I'm well out of my reckless youth phase of my life, I try to preserve the efficacy of my brain. With my lifestyle, there's three actions I take to ensure the integrity of my brain.

  1. Always wear a bike helmet when I bike
  2. Avoid over-consumption of alcohol
  3. Avoid looking at doctor bills and insurance "statement of benefits"
The first two ...

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With my extensive health care background, many people have asked for my opinion during the health reform debate. My response has been that the only way to really "reform" the system is to blow it up and start over, which isn't politically feasible. After delving deeper into the current legislation, I believe that we are going to see something ...

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