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cropped-news-podcast-exclusive-interview2.jpgThe DocPreneur Podcast features industry leaders, innovating Physicians and others in healthcare. You won’t want to miss the latest episode, plus, with your subscription includes some private interviews only Subscribers have access to! Everything you need to get started in your educational journey quickly about the different ways Concierge Medicine, Direct Primary Care and other boutique practices are operating today, PLUS, you’ll hear recent stories from real Physicians about the challenges they’ve faced with these coveted direct to consumer business models and what they’ve done to overcome, persevere, adjust, advertise and/or sustain and grow in their local community and market themselves in order to get noticed by their peers and Patients alike.

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It can be a daunting task to educate, acquire and generate new patients. Learn what trailblazing Physicians ahead of you have done and be inspired and educated by their stories.

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The DocPreneur: New Strategies to Enjoy the Practice of Medicine Again 

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There is only one absolutely, unequivocally wrong step everyone can make that will keep them in that valley of ‘average’ – so to speak. And that is, staying where you are and ‘doing nothing.’

Scholars, Physicians, Business Experts and Healthcare Venture Capitalists all agree that there are basic habits that make a “DocPreneur” successful. Today, it goes without saying that the majority of Physicians view their work as a penalty box which they begrudgingly enter every Monday morning. Worse yet, many younger medical school graduates view their future career path as one long bumpy road on the pathway to paying off debt and someday saying goodbye to Sally Mae. But there’s a reinvention of medicine taking place –an “Encore Career” occurring in the lives of thousands of America’s doctors that combines continued income, greater personal meaning, and social impact. Perhaps you need to find fulfilling ‘work’ again. But once you understand that you already have a natural lean in certain areas, you’ll discover the real meaning and purpose behind your work as a physician.

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2019 Free Market Healthcare Delivery FAMILY TREE | Infographic

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2019 Insights | Analysis | Trends | (C) 2019 The DPC Journal

Free Market Healthcare Delivery today and its family tree of direct to consumer healthcare options is now much larger than simply direct primary care. To understand the marketplace fully we take a look at the growing orchard of options now available to Physicians and Patients. The Free Market Healthcare Choices Are Many and It’s Imperative to Know The Differences.

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INFOGRAPHIC | Download Now Available |Free | Industry Trends & Stats

STATS | Latest Stats RE: Anatomy of a DPC Physician/Practice, (C) 2019

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The latest infographic contains practice trends, demographic stats, patient/consumer trends, DPC physician insight and more.

Our latest 2019-2020 Infographic contains a lot of new information. From scholarships to staffing. We’ve even added comparison stats and figures which compare the same question asked today to how that same question performed a few years ago. You’ll be surprised by some of the figures. The numbers are what they are, and that is polling figures. Polling by definition is not an exact science. For further clarification, it is a sampling or collection of opinions on a particular subject, taken from either a selected or a random group of persons, for the purpose of analysis.[1]

Through years of our analytics, questionings and polling, we strive to help Employers, Doctors and Patients unlock the information they want to know about this young, relatively small but very unique and dynamic space within the free market of healthcare today. We know that data-driven decision-making always wins over guesswork so we do the best we can. And with the right questions healthcare providers and experts are examining this polling data for themselves to help them strategize for the future of DPC and ultimately provide better healthcare to our communities.

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NEW, 2019 Difference Between Concierge Medicine and DPC Business Education Infographic

concierge-medicine dpc 2 differences 20195c-20_368166892For years now, a lot of people like to compare Concierge Medicine to Direct Primary Care (DPC) and say … ‘DPC is the less expensive alternative.’ But the data, the patient interviews and the industry service offerings say something completely different. Today, the distinguishing factor differentiating DPC and Concierge Care is not price … it’s demography, insurance participation of the practice, monthly billing practices (seen at most DPC clinics) vs. annual subscriptions and what services are offered through each program. In both Concierge Care and DPC, people have inherent, not ascribed value. There’s no class order … no first class or second class, just people for whom doctors serve each day. They’ve built clinics for children, families and people who are sick … and it is these visioneering physicians who are drawing attention to the cost of healthcare across the country and designing ways for it to be available and affordable for anyone.

Our latest 2019-2020 Infographic contains a lot of new information. From scholarships to staffing. We’ve even added comparison stats and figures which compare the same question asked today to how that same question performed a few years ago. You’ll be surprised by some of the figures. The numbers are what they are, and that is polling figures. Polling by definition is not an exact science. For further clarification, it is a sampling or collection of opinions on a particular subject, taken from either a selected or a random group of persons, for the purpose of analysis.[1]

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ANNUAL REPORT 2017-2018 | Latest Edition

2017-2018 DPC Journal Annual Report & Market Trends Analysis Report

The DPC Journal 2017-2018 Annual Report is an optimistic read that highlights the underground swell of more cash-only, subscription-based healthcare clinics, similar to the monthly Netflix model. From this report it is clear that DPC models, and the like, will continue to rise to the surface in 2019 and beyond.

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LISTEN NOW TO THE LATEST EDUCATIONAL SERIES ABOUT ACTIVELY working DPC2B relationships HERE … LISTEN — DOWNLOAD NOW … “DPC2B” is a term loosely used by The DPC Journal to help educate employers, employees and Physicians. Direct Primary Care-to-Business (e.g. DPC2B is similar to B2B) and refers to a situation where one DPC Practice (usually made up of more than one location with multiple Physicians and offices in a particular city/geographic area) makes a commercial transaction or partnership with another business.

Highlights from the Report include:

  • We are following a national trend where younger DPC physicians are entering and few appear to be exiting the space in suburban markets.
  • Approximately 68% of new DPC physicians state they are between the ages of 30-49.
  • 23% of DPC Journal polling respondents indicated that they will not join another network.
  • The average wait time at a DPC practice is less than 10-minutes.
  • 16% hope DPC Doctors can work/partner with more businesses to save healthcare costs for employees in their local area.
  • 15% hope HSA and FSA integration will occur.
  • 47% of Physicians reported that they went into debt to start their DPC medical practice.
  • The DPC Journal finds that 41% of practices are female DPC Doctor-owned clinics under the age of 49. Conversely, 36% stated they are male DPC Doctor-owned practices and under the age of 49.
  • Nearly 10% of DPC Physician polling respondents stated that they believe some DPC clinics today won’t be able to stay in operation due to lack of local consumer interest. The DPC Journal also found that closures of DPC clinics are not being closely monitored nor reported.
  • Less than 18% of DPC Physician stated they believe DPC should be defined by price. A majority of Physicians believe price shouldn’t matter and that the Doctor’s service offering/membership fee should be based upon the services offered, level of education, demographics, etc.
  • In 2017, we saw subscription fee increases in monthly memberships rise by an additional $20-$50/pmpm. In 2018, nearly 8/10 monthly DPC subscription fees are now trending between $51-$99/pmpm.
  • 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 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.).

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ANNUAL REPORT 2016-2017

2016-2017 DPC Journal Annual Report &
Market Trends Analysis Report

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First Qtr. 2017 – The independent Report, contains both physician insight, as well as industry thought-leader contributions. The report highlights the…

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ANNUAL REPORT 2015-2016

2015-2016 DPC Journal Annual Report &
Market Trends Analysis Report

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First Qtr. 2016 – The independent Report, contains both physician insight, as well as industry thought-leader contributions. Eighty percent (80%) of Direct Primary Care (DPC) physicians operate in a solo practice setting versus a group practice and…

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Peer Recommended | Book

How to Hug a Porcupine: Easy Ways to Love the Difficult People in Your Life

Most of us know someone who, for whatever reason, always seems to cause problems, irritate others, or incite conflict. Often, these people are a part of our daily lives. The truth is that these trouble makers haven’t necessarily asked to be this way.  Sometimes we need to learn new approaches to deal with people who are harder to get along with or love.  How to Hug a Porcupine: Easy Ways to Love Difficult People in Your Life, explains that making peace with others isn’t as tough or terrible as we think it is–especially when you can use an adorable animal analogy and apply it to real-life problems. Among other tips, How to Hug a Porcupine includes: Three easy ways to end an argument; How to spot the porcupine in others; and How to spot the porcupine in ourselves.

Hardcover – March 10, 2009 by June Eding (Editor) and Dr. Debbie Ellis (Contributor)


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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t

By Jim Collins

Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great?

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Facebook Marketing for Doctors: 20-Minutes A Day

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We’ve all seen them. Miracle workers and “Masters” of the Facebook Post. They continue to receive acclaim, dozens if not hundreds of Comments, multiple Likes and the elusive, Share. We want to have their creativity. Most of all, we want their audience and popularity on Facebook. After all, what medical practice can’t afford not to spend a little time on Facebook? But it is time consuming. You can look up from your phone and suddenly find you’ve missed out on the last 30-minutes and you’ve accomplished virtually nothing.

6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
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books special 2018_7What if you could spend just 20-minutes each day reaching out to current patients and their friends? I’m here to tell you that after years of discovery, mishaps, mistakes, success and thousands of followers and posts later, Facebook Marketing is primarily an extension of YOU. It’s not simply a billboard for your medical practice you can use on command. It’s one, and only one of many tools in your marketing utility belt.

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The Startup Special $149.95 (Reg. $209.95)

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Everything you need to get started in your educational journey quickly about the different ways Concierge Medicine, Direct Primary Care and other boutique practices are operating today, PLUS, two Physician-focused books with stories from real Physicians about what they’ve done to advertise their practice, services, market themselves and get noticed by their local communities and online.

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48 Days to the Work You Love: Preparing for the New Normal

By Dan Miller

Step by step, this updated edition of 48 Days to the Work You Love reveals the process for creating a Life Plan and translating that plan into meaningful and fulfilling daily work.

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Modern Clinic Design: Strategies for an Era of Change, 1st Edition

Written by Christine Guzzo Vickery (Editor), Gary Nyberg (Editor), Douglas Whiteaker (Editor)

Designers not only need to know the different requirements for each of these spaces, but also understand how certain design strategies affect the patient’s experience in the space. This book explores all aspects of clinic design, and describes how aesthetics and functionality can merge to provide a positive experience for patients, staff, and healthcare providers. * Understand how recent industry developments impact facility design * Learn how design strategies can help create a positive patient experience * Examine emerging clinic models that are becoming increasingly prevalent * Analyze the impact of technology on clinic design A well-designed clinic is essential for the well-being of the patients and health care providers that occupy the space every day. The healthcare industry is shifting, and the healthcare design industry must shift with it to continue producing spaces that are relevant to ever-evolving patient and worker needs. For complete guidance toward the role of design, Modern Clinic Design is a thorough, practical reference.

Written by a team of veteran healthcare interior designers, architects, and engineers, this book addresses the impacts of evolving legislation, changing technologies, and emerging nontraditional clinic models on clinic design, and illustrates effective design strategies for any type of clinic. Readers will find innovative ideas about lean design, design for flexibility, and the use of mock-ups to prototype space plans within a clinic setting, and diagrammed examples including waiting rooms, registration desks, and exam rooms that demonstrate how these ideas are applied to real-world projects. Spurred on by recent healthcare legislation and new technological developments, clinics can now offer a greater variety of services in a greater variety of locations.

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The Patient’s Playbook: How to Save Your Life and the Lives of Those You Love 1st Edition

The Patient’s Playbook is a call to action. It will change the way you manage your health and the health of your family, and it will show you how to choose the right doctor, coordinate the best care, and get to the No-Mistake Zone in medical decision making. Leslie D. Michelson has devoted his life’s work to helping people achieve superior medical outcomes at every stage of their lives. Michelson presents real-life stories that impart lessons and illuminate his easy-to-follow strategies for navigating complex situations and cases. The Patient’s Playbook is an essential guide to the most effective techniques for getting the best from a broken system: sourcing excellent physicians, selecting the right treatment protocols, researching with precision, and structuring the ideal support team.

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Now, Discover Your Strengths

By Marcus Buckingham

Unfortunately, most of us have little sense of our talents and strengths, much less the ability to build our lives around them. Instead, guided by our parents, by our teachers, by our managers, and by psychology’s fascination with pathology, we become experts in our weaknesses and spend our lives trying to repair these flaws, while our strengths lie dormant and neglected.

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Ordering Your Private World

By Gordon MacDonald

We have schedule planners, computerized calendars,and self-stick notes to help us organize our business and social lives everyday. But what about organizing the other side of our lives―the spiritual side?  One of the great battlegrounds of the new century is within the private world of the individual.The values of our Western culture incline us to believe that the busy, publicly active person in ministry  is also the most spiritual.  Tempted to give imbalanced attention to the public world at the expense of the private, we become involved in more programs, more meetings. Our massive responsibilities at home, work, and church have resulted in a lot of good people on the verge of collapse.  In this timely update of his classic Ordering Your Private World, Gordon MacDonald equips a new generation to live life from the inside out, cultivating the inner victory necessary for public effectiveness.

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The Doctor’s Guide to Concierge Medicine and Direct Primary Care: First Edition

By Michael Tetreault and Catherine Sykes

Whether you’re the owner of an existing medical practice or looking for guidance and advice to start your own concierge medicine or cash-based practice, The Doctor’s Guide To Concierge Medicine helps you discover an old-fashioned delivery model of medicine in a modern economy. It will help you follow important steps required for conducting business, set realistic expectations and grow your practice by following in the steps and advice relayed directly to us by physicians across the country over the past decade.

Doctors_Guide_COVER_2015_10x17_FINAL_1What You’ll Learn In This Book: Physician expertise shared by over two dozen successful industry leading Concierge Medicine doctors and Direct Primary Care physicians; Advice on choosing the right business model; Legal information to help you play by the rule; Guidance on business planning and launch; Hints for effective patient communication and proven strategies to acquire new patients; Marketplace research; latest policy updates and so much more!

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ANNUAL STARTUP PHYSICIAN REPORT By The DPC Journal, sister publication of Concierge Medicine Today (CMT)

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What type of people and physicians are attracted to Direct Primary Care practices? What are their backgrounds? Are they married? Are they younger or more experienced? What type of socio-economic patients do they typically represent when they enter DPC? These and more questions are contained in our 2016-2017 DPC Journal Startup Report.

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INFOGRAPHIC | Six (6) Growth Areas in Free Market Healthcare Rising

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Retail medicine and price transparency are quite possibly the future of affordable health care delivery in the U.S. according to the consumer client base which is primarily young adults (ages 18-44) and people without a usual source of care (61 percent, versus the national average of 20 percent). Like most large pharmacies, the creators of ‘Retail Medicine’ understood years ago the need for affordable, convenient and price-driven access to healthcare.

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Surviving Your Staff: True Stories and Practical Tips for Physician CEOs

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5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
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ISBN-13: 978-1975781538 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1975781538
BISAC: Medical / Administration

 

Your Staff, whether you believe it or not, influences the direction and quality of your practice and can shape the experience(s) [for better or worse] that patients have in the practice/program. Whether you have a small, family-like atmosphere with friendly staff whom you’ve known for years or multiple new hires that come and go … all of these people are all moving the direction of your practice, your reputation with specialists and ultimately, your influence with patients along a certain path. The question for you is, is this the direction you want to go?  

books special 2018_3“A physicians reputation in the public and online is dramatically different from the patient reviews they may receive prior to a physicians entry into Concierge Medicine vs. after the conversion. Many [physicians] go from zero to hero in the eyes of their patients in a matter of weeks or months. We have also noticed that the physicians staff and their individual attitudes towards patients still remains a sore spot among the doctor’s and patients concerns. Even post-transition, when physicians are well into managing their Concierge Medicine members … managing staff inappropriately can impact the clinic’s annual patient retention and ultimately, their bottom line. However, it is amazing what can be accomplished when Physicians walk this healthcare delivery process out and into their own communities. It is only now, that when we are able to look back and track these dramatic career moves of physicians that we see why so many patient experiences make so much sense.”

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LISTEN | The Pricing Conundrum: How To Identify Your Pricing Strategy

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Pricing Strategies Inside Subscription-Based Healthcare Delivery Offices

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As a medical service provider, pricing is often particularly subjective. You’re not selling a widget that can be easily bench-marked. You’re selling your training, expertise and time — a market value that isn’t necessarily easily defined. It takes quite a bit of time to figure out this “pricing conundrum” – but after countless discussions with physicians, hours of examination and a little investigation, here are five key things to consider.

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INFOGRAPHIC | Download Now Available | $185 | Industry Trends & Stats

STATS | Latest Stats RE: Anatomy of a DPC Physician/Practice, (C) 2016

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The latest infographic contains practice trends, demographic stats, patient/consumer trends, DPC physician insight and more.

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MP3/PDF | MD2B: How Doctors Can Partner With Employers

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Analysis and PDF Technical Presentation reviewing the various aspects surrounding physicians partnering with employers.

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BOOK | Direct Primary Care Consumer Guide: 3rd Ed.

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Simple, basic, smart, Patient Education Guide … Learn the basics about this emerging healthcare delivery model in healthcare and revolutionizing the primary care physician office and forever…

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LISTEN | Understanding the Business Models: 101

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Learn the various nuances and features, pros and cons and advantages of the various… Download Now Available w/ DocPreneur Podcast Annual Subscription

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mp3-128LISTEN | The $100,000 Decision: Finding Capital For Your Practice In A Tough Economy

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In this audio lesson, we discuss Finding Capital For Your Practice In A Tough Economy and Raising Awareness in…

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mp3-128LISTEN | Move With A Plan: Writing Your Own Membership Medicine Business Plan

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TIME: 1 Hour, 18-Minutes — Description: For a startup concierge medicine or direct primary care practice, creating a business…

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