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Direct Primary Care

The Primary Care Shortage: How Significant Can an Email Be?

We often read about the Primary Care shortage across the country continuing to grow, especially in states like Massachusetts that have a higher proportion of specialists. Some will argue that its exaggerated but numbers do not lie. Call a local doctors office and find out how long it takes to be seen as a new…

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Now Supplying Vaccines to Kids Under 19!

So after battling with the state of Massachusetts since February, we finally got the okay to supply State Vaccines. The vaccines which we can supply are: DTaP (Helps children develop immunity to three deadly diseases caused by bacteria: diphtheria, tetanus, and whooping cough aka pertussis.) Hep A (Used for prevention of  liver disease caused by the…

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Retail Clinics: Filling the Void

Todays issue of the Boston Globe had a great article in the Business Section on the Rise of Retail Clinics and how they are rising to meet the needs of patients. The article is below for those who wish to read it and please read the comments, as they are always fantastic when it comes to articles…

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The Real Reason

Today, July 15, is a really important day to me- for both happy and sad reasons. This day in 1993 is when I physically lost my best friend. My grandmother, Bella, was and is a large part of who I am as a person. She taught me about hard work, determination, unconditional love, and empathy.…

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Having ACA Insurance Often Means Being "Underinsured"

This post is in response to two excellent articles in the Ideas section of The Boston Globe today by Mark Pothier and Betsy Cliff Out-of-pocket Costs Put Healthcare Out of Reach and How Health Plans With High Deductibles Became the New Normal, respectively. Even more poignant are the comments that follow the online articles which I also suggest you read.…

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Our Partnership With RubiconMD

Have you ever been frustrated as a patient with the time it takes to see a specialist? ….The cost of seeing a specialist? Or maybe you are frustrated that your primary care doc refers out many of your medical issues without taking enough time to get to the root of them? Having worked in the…

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DPC and Hospitalists

  How does DPC help patients in the hospital? You can ask my patient quoted below or ask the Hospitalist who took care of him, but I would also like to comment on this. There are many benefits to Hospital-based doctors (aka Hospitalists)- they are intelligent, well trained doctors and NP/PA’s and they provide 24/7 coverage if…

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WBUR Interview with Martha Bebinger

Thank you to Martha Bebinger from WBUR for interviewing me and publishing this great piece today on Gold Direct Care and how Direct Primary Care in general can work to improve the healthcare system as a whole. Also thank you to Mr. Bird who agreed to be interviewed that day while he was here. To…

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