ATLANTA, GA USA | MARCH 1, 2018 – The Direct Primary Care Journal (The DPC Journal) today released polling results showing the optimism and awareness among prospective Patients FOR DPC (Direct Primary Care).
The DPC Journal surveyed over 1,100 actively seeking patients from across the U.S. in 2017 and asked them about their overall ‘faith’ in a general Physician in today’s healthcare marketplace. Nearly 60% of those participants surveyed said ‘If DPC was not an option, they would NOT select an M.D. for their next primary care visit. 34% said they would prefer to see a Doctor of Osteopathic (D.O.) Medicine; 14% would prefer to see a Nurse Practitioner (N.P.) and 7% would prefer to see a Physicians Assistant (P.A.).
“We took our survey a step further in January of 2018 and began to ask prospective patients seeking care from a subscription-based healthcare provider [DPC, Concierge and the like] across the U.S. to choose ‘Cost’ or ‘Convenience’ over ‘Friendship’ with a Doctor they know, like and can trust. Early findings from this survey are telling us that 7.3 out of every 10 Patients want and choose … ‘Friendship with a Physician they can get to know, like and want to trust!’
The Direct Primary Care Journal (The DPC Journal) is an independent trade journal and online news reporting publication observing, reporting and connecting with experts from all facets of the DPC industry. The DPC Journal was created in order to fill an information void found when reporting, interviewing and researching direct primary care, direct-pay medicine and cash-only practices across the U.S. To learn more, visit: www.DirectPrimaryCare.com or www.DocPreneurPress.org.
“There is a mystique, a temperament and a curious fascination about Doctors who spend an inordinate amount of time with their patients. It’s so simple, it’s weird. And today, like it or not, a Patient wants and deserves your time and attention. That’s why they pay the subscription, keep calling you and keep texting you. They want and expect that their Doctor will be ‘present’ and ‘mentally’ dialed-in. We’re hearing routinely that they will leave your [DPC] practice in a matter of weeks if they feel they are not a priority. That’s not fair, but it’s true … While the human spirit is willing to forgive your colleagues for long wait times, errors, staffing, etc., Patients will remember and share what their last Doctor’s office visit was like.” said Michael Tetreault, Editor of CMT/The DPC Journal at the “FORUM” in Atlanta, GA USA last October 2018.
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