Northerners- welcome back, fall weather is here!
It is a bit past due for me to communicate with all of you. I appreciate everyone's patronage and we look forward to keeping you healthy and strong this season. I am sure many of you have had your flu vaccines; if not, contact my staff and arrange a vaccination appointment soon. It is offered as part of your membership. Sorry coupon shoppers, unlike CVS or Publix I won't be offering you a coupon to entice you into the office <smile>.
A quick business update is to inform everyone that due to the success of our membership practice model, I have placed a physician ad to our local medical society bulletin and various other avenues. I am approaching full capacity for my capabilities and expected level of service for my patients. I am planning to add doctor power so we can continue and expand this exceptional way of practicing medicine in Fort Myers.
The business, political and health benefits landscape is changing for the better. Due to my involvement as president of the Independent Physicians Association of Lee County, I have been approached and engaged with individuals on the health insurance, health sharing and employer/employee benefits side of the healthcare market. There are
and third party administrators trying to move us to more cost effective and fiscally appropriate models of helping people mitigate damage from unexpected health expenses. I welcome their efforts and for the past 3 years have anticipated this opportunity for patients and doctors.
If any of us still feel that socializing healthcare (Medicare for All) is a worthy cause, I would like to point out
Venezuela as the real life example
of this heartfelt but untenable method of political economics. Our practice model is a prime example of what a free market can accomplish in regardings to value and choice in the market. It is only a matter of time that my peers and others in health care will be forced into the free market. People will walk with their feet, votes and their pocketbooks as the present bloated, status quo tries to force them into "mandated" portal messaging for appointments and other blind, non caring policies and procedures for accessing your doctor or hospital.