Monday, October 29, 2007

New (Old) Physician Models: Dr. Parkinson and Doctokr

If you are interested in Dr. Parkinson's business model check out doctokr (doc-talker) based in Vienna, Virginia. For more what doctokr is and how Alan Dappen, MD. provides his unique service check out about/services.

Thanks to Dr. Val for the referral. I particularly like this quote from her post:
"The physical exam is a straw man for reimbursement. Doctors require people to appear in person at their offices so that they can bill for the time spent caring for them. But for longstanding adult patients, the physical exam rarely changes medical management of their condition. It simply allows physicians to be reimbursed for their time. Cutting the middle man (health insurance) out of the equation allows me to give patients what they need without wasting their time in unnecessary in-person visits."

2 comments:

uri said...

Hi
As you , i wrote about this new "outpatient" clinic concept but we have to remember some "negative consequences (although I like this concept):

1. Lack of important intimacy between the doctor to his patients
2. Legal conseguences when the "clinical advice" result in unwanted way.
Dr.Uri Ginzburg MD, MBA
( BLOG: http://blog.medical20.com/)
(Co- founder of http://medical20.com/)

Paul Levy said...

Not related to this, but please check out Grand Rounds today at http://runningahospital.blogspot.com/2007/10/grand-rounds-volume-4-number-6.html. Some moving and insightful stories about experiences in hospitals. Thanks.