Direct Care Outsmarts The “Big Three” Financial Barriers To Opening A Private Practice.

Traditionally, there are three financial barriers to starting your practice — the office, the technology and the management. But Atlas Md-style of direct care addresses each of them.

The Government Proposed 10 Rules For Redesigning Healthcare. And Now Direct Care Is Finally Addressing Them.

In 2001, the government was getting people together in think tanks to re-imagine American healthcare. Coincidentally, at the same time, Dr. Josh Umbehr was envisioning his own solution to a world of rushed visits, stingy insurance reimbursements, and a potential dissatisfaction of a career in medicine. Then in 2010, Dr. Umbehr opened Atlas MD, a […]

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December 12, 2013

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ACA Homogeneity — Direct Primary Care Doc Closes Up Shop In Wisconsin

We’re disheartened to share the news that Dr. Schupp closed his Madison, WI-direct primary care facility last month. He told the DPC Journal Editor, Michael Tetreault, “I wanted to try something different [entrepreneurial] and had over 100 patients were interested in the first two-months of startup. I was able to cover expenses with just 40 […]

The Spirit Of Direct Primary Care: Entrepreneurship And A Drive To Serve

We’ve been harping the benefits of running a direct care practice. And we’ve admitted that it takes ambition to get yours off the ground. We, as advocates of direct care, are reacting against the complacency of the majority, against the headaches of seeing thousands of patients, of making patients wait for hours to see us […]

7 Things Transitioning Direct Care Physicians Need To Consider

7 Things Transitioning Direct Care Physicians Need To Consider

Okay, so you’re sold on at least four key benefits of practicing direct care and/or concierge medicine. However, in order to realize your own direct care success, you’ll need to make certain preparations.

What equipment do I need to purchase to start a concierge medical practice?

What equipment do I need to purchase to start a concierge medical practice?

Let’s be frank. You’ve likely got a plethora of machines and equipment strewn about your current practice. The machines might vary if you’re a specialist, but if you’re a family doctor you’ve obviously got thermometers, Sphygmanometer, Electrocardiogram, etc. But what do actually NEED to practice concierge medicine? In actuality, you can start with little more […]

LISTEN: Atlas MD Podcast, Ep. 7

LISTEN: Atlas MD Podcast, Ep. 7

Tune in to the next installment of our podcast. Our direct care ship is sailing smoothly, patients coming in and out, some patients even tweeting about the great care they received. My experiences with @atlasmd are always the epitome of person-centered medicine. What a blessing to have them in our city! — Bailey (@BaileyBlair) September […]

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August 30, 2021

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Approaching Employers About DPC

Transitioning to direct care or starting a new DPC practice can sometimes feel like a daunting task, especially when it comes to acquiring new patients. In a previous blog post, we looked at different ways to attract new patients, including sourcing from your panel if you already worked at a clinic and marketing your clinic […]

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March 10, 2020

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What’s New in Atlas? DPC Startup Kit

It goes without saying that we at Atlas are passionate about the Direct Care movement and its potential to radically transform healthcare. We’ve committed ourselves to help doctors connect directly with their patients in order to provide the most effective, affordable and hands-on care. With our latest delivery, the DPC Startup Kit, we’re taking this […]

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January 16, 2017

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Hey DPC Docs! You’re Better at Sales Than You Think.

You went to med school. You speak medicine. You speak healing, healthcare and patient happiness. So if the idea of sales and selling makes you want to go jump off a cliff… yeah, we get it. If you’re thinking about transitioning to Direct Care, or even starting fresh with Direct Care, there are two things […]