Arsiwala, M.D. — “If direct patient care can help a cohort of patients, I don’t object to it. For some patients, it may be suitable.”

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By Jay Greene | Crain’s Detroit | May 14, 2019

There have been efforts to increase direct patient care as an alternative or to supplement health insurance. In some ways, it runs counter to patient-centered medical homes. What is your position on direct primary care?

Mohammed Arsiwala, M.D., president of Michigan Urgent Care and Occupational Health Centers in Livonia, has been installed as the president of the Michigan State Medical Society for 2019-20 — “Looking ahead, there will be a lot of models available for patients and physicians. Direct primary care or concierge medicine — paying doctors monthly fees for a set range of services and 24/7 care — and telehealth services. They all are good as long as they can serve patient needs. Patients are demanding better health care with lower costs and higher quality. If direct patient care can help a cohort of patients, I don’t object to it. For some patients, it may be suitable.”

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SOURCE: https://www.crainsdetroit.com/health-care/conversation-michigan-state-medical-societys-new-president

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