Is now the time for physicians to become independent again?
In the last few years, the number of physicians that were independent officially fell below the number that work for a hospital/investment firm. Consolidation has been the name of the game, while simultaneously doctors have been burning out and becoming disenchanted with the idea of working for health systems (especially in the wake of COVID).
With some regulatory changes, cultural shifts, and new tech tools is it possible to reverse that trend?
In this discussion, I'll give a presentation on some of the trends that have led us to this point and why I think it's important for us to figure out how physicians can become independent and feel ownership.
After that we can talk with some actual clinicians instead of a newsletter writer lmao. We'll have a discussion with several different clinicians that have varied perspectives on starting and operating clinics.
- Mario Amaro, MD - Founder/CEO of Ease
- Lisa Lucas, DO - Direct Primary Care owner + DPC Medical Director of Taro Health
- Michael Cui, MD - Rush University Medical Center
- Benjamin Schwartz, MD - Community Orthopedic Surgeon
It's going to be fun, informative, and maybe a little cheeky.