FAQ: Won’t Retainer Medicine Exacerbate Physician Shortages?

This is a fair question that is commonly asked and, on its face, makes perfect sense: more doctors seeing fewer patients = physician shortage. It is my opinion that the direct medical practices will not only avoid a worsening physician crisis, but drastically increase access to and affordability of health care.
  1. Retention of older physicians who no longer wish to participate in the hamster wheel of high volume practices.
  2. Recruitment of medical students into primary care when they realize the potential for optimal job satisfaction, reimbursement and work load.
  3. Reduction in the need for physicians if the trend towards decreased hospitalization by even a small margin.

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