Podcast Interview (yes, another audio clip for you):
"So why don't you accept my health insurance?"
I get this question a lot, and it's totally OK. I understand and I actually feel the same way at times. Can we just agree on one thing? We live in a time with an extremely complex healthcare system. (it does NOT need to be that way, but that discussion is for another time)
Your health and the care of it should be about YOU. And really, all healthcare should be that way, right? Then managed care companies (your insurance) gets involved. This is referred to as managed care because someone other than yourself and your doctor are MANAGING YOUR CARE. This is really not patient-centered care.
At the center of everything I do is the PATIENT.
My entire basis for my practice when I opened back in November 2014 was to just keep it simple. This means that although I obviously need to pay my own bills to keep my doors open, I can use more of my energy to focus on the patient's needs. There is no 'excessive documentation to prove to some faceless person in an office somewhere that the care I am providing is considered necessary'.
I will be up-front and straightforward with you. If I think I can help, I will offer my services. If I believe you need something other than what I can offer, let's get you that care. Personal relationship, good communication and empathy...it should really be that simple.
Check out my recent interview on Surviving Healthcare Podcast, also available on iTunes. Just click the link to listen to the audio clip directly or click the podcast logo at the bottom. Share with your friends!
The point of my direct-pay (cash) practice: KEEP THINGS SIMPLE, BRING HEALTHCARE BACK TO THE PATIENT BY PROVIDING QUALITY CARE.