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Support Our Important Work in 2021

I want to give you a glimpse behind the scenes as I did as the former host of the Doctor’s Lounge radio show for the Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation – of which I am proud to be Vice President of the Board.

Whether you know us from

  • our conferences training up a generation of doctors in the Direct Primary Care practice model
  • the dozens of Op-Eds and white papers nationally published OR
  • Our through our victories in Washington, DC and many States

All these successes have been built over more than a decade by a core team of physicians donating thousands of hours and making dozens of trips to Washington D.C and State capitols —all through their own personal sacrifices of money and time.

Our platform has grown over three presidential administrations. We are the “go-to” health care group in crafting legislation & policy that protects the doctor-patient relationship.

We even have been key in moving Direct Primary Care to becoming a National Policy goal of the executive branch.

We have succeeded beyond our financial capacity.  Personal sacrifice is no longer enough.  Our staffing and infrastructure lack the funds to go any farther.

We need you to step up and commit to monthly support. No matter any amount.

When we get the call to brief legislatures about the front lines of medicine, we want to be able to drop everything and go.

When forces against health care put a Trojan horse in pending legislation, we need to be there to sound the alarm at a moment’s notice.

Help us continue shifting American healthcare back to sanity.  No matter who wins the election we will keep up the fight but we need your help.

Please go to https://www.d4pcfoundation.org/donate/ right now and pledge just $25 a month.  Every donation brings us closer to the goal.

Your Partner in the Fight,

Michael Koriwchak, MD
Vice President, Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation

Ps. – Our team of doctors (board and advisors) have been on fire this year.  They are influencing policy and persuading the public. Here is just a sampling of our media engagement…

Florida Medical Association Interview on Direct Primary Care
Medicine, Curated Podcast: Can #DirectPrimaryCare increase access to health care, reduce costs, and improve care and outcomes? Dr. Lee Gross has done all of those things and shares his experience.
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=377900293562088

Dr. Chad Savage: Biden on Healthcare – History Lesson 
John Fredericks Show – October 15, 2020
https://youtu.be/PboMz1_HV9w

Debunking the ‘Trump Doesn’t Have a Health Care Plan’ Myth
Chad Savage – Oct 6, 2020 https://townhall.com/columnists/chadsavage/2020/10/06/debunking-the-trump-doesnt-have-a-health-care-plan-myth-n2577505

Dr. Josh Umbehr – Saving on Healthcare
WVMT’s The Morning Drive – Discussing Direct Primary Care and how it may save significant amounts of money for consumers, employers, and insurance companies.
https://post.futurimedia.com/wvmt/playlist/4/listen-373.html

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Bye-bye health insurance: How direct primary care can save you money

Dr. Rebekah Bernard isn’t just a primary care doctor, she’s an entrepreneur.

Fed up with the healthcare system, she opened her own direct primary care practice in 2016 called Gulf Coast Direct Primary Care.

“Right now, they say doctors spend more time on paperwork than they do with patients. Direct primary care totally changes that,” Bernard says.

What is it?

Direct Primary Care is just as it sounds, direct. There’s no insurance company, no middleman, or government involved.

Patients pay the doctor a monthly fee, in this case around $75 bucks, for unlimited visits.

Read the full article at WINK News

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New Hudson clinic’s novel idea: a price list

“If, as a health care provider, you’re not paying attention to the financial wellbeing of your patient, you’re not treating the whole patient,” he said.

That approach is front and center at ReforMedicine, a direct-pay family medicine practice with offices in western Wisconsin. The newest location in Hudson opened this month at 596 Outpost Circle, Suite G.

“We’re built on the notion of doing things in a more cost-sensitive way,” said Usher, ReforMedicine founder and CEO. Part of that means giving patients a price list so they know exactly how much they’ll have to pay.

Being seen for an ear infection, sore throat or pink eye? $100.

Well child check or adult physical? $150.

Common lab tests? Starting at $48 a piece.

Read the full article at Rivertowns.net

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