Brian Gans is seeing family medicine in a new light. He shared his passion for direct primary care in a new blog post that’s making the rounds in our online community. This first sentence is simply prophetic. Brian writes, “When I first entered medical school, I was very attracted to family medicine as a discipline, but I wasn’t attracted to practicing in a model that limited me to less than 15 minutes of face time per patient…”
Seriously, how can we expect our nation’s current, and widening, doctor shortage to be abated when students are confronted with the grim reality of hamster wheel medicine? And don’t forget the red tape. It’s sticky, and will require the majority of med student’s future to offset. Brian, like many students, is aware that fee-for-service medicine requires 45 minutes of paperwork to get reimbursed for every 15 minutes of work. There’s little to no room for innovation in this type of environment.
We’re humbled to have read that Brian first heard about DPC through a forum post he saw on the Student Doctor Network featuring our very own Dr. Umbehr. We’ve brought this practice to life through exceptional mentors and visionary thinkers. If we can light that fire in the next generation of doctors, that puts an even bigger smile on our faces. We don’t want to be smug, but we noticed that Brian left out any mention of our new EMR for direct care. We are proof that real innovation happens outside of the red tape. We’re excited about a future where more and more Brian’s have less and less red tape hampering their creativity and consuming their time. There’s a generation of possibilities in store for us, if we can inspire more and more students to join our revolution.