Category Archives: Direct Care Practice

Sanctuary Functional Medicine, an insurance-free practice in Tennessee

Self-pay patients in the area south of Nashville, Tennessee have what looks to be at least one terrific option when they need a doctor’s office prepared to cater to their needs. Sanctuary Functional Medicine, founded by Dr. Eric Potter, has … Continue reading

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More cash-only and cash-friendly doctor’s offices, Part III

Two weeks ago I began what is intended to be a multi-part series about cash-only and cash-friendly doctor’s offices. Here is Part III of the series, introducing two more medical practices on the East Coast that cater to self-pay patients. … Continue reading

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More cash-only and cash-friendly doctor’s offices, Part II

Yesterday I wrote about four cash-only and cash-friendly doctor’s offices. Without further introduction, here’s four more that self-pay patients should know about. Dr. Kathleen Brown, Coos Bay, Oregon As a native Oregonian, I’m always pleased to run into someone else … Continue reading

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Wisconsin direct primary care practice closing, but more opening nationally

At the end of October, I wrote a blog post titled “More cash-only doctors offering services to self-pay patients,” featuring Dr. Will Schupp of Wisconsin and Dr. Kevin Wacasey of Texas. Schupp had opened a direct primary care practice in … Continue reading

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Direct primary care practices – why are they so much less expensive?

I realize I spend a lot of time here explaining the who, the what, the where, and the how of getting affordable health care as a self-pay patient,  describing things like telemedicine providers, pharmaceutical discount cards, health care sharing ministries, … Continue reading

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Direct primary care practice comes to Tennessee

One of the trends I’ve seen over the last several years is more and more doctors abandoning insurance and the third-party payer system in favor of direct payment by patients. For self-pay patients, finding doctors who only take direct payment … Continue reading

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How to Opt Out of Obamacare

December has arrived, and the deadline to apply for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (better known as Obamacare, of course) that will be effective January 1 is looming large. Recent press accounts suggest the online exchanges are working … Continue reading

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Resources for finding cash-friendly doctors

This morning in my e-mail inbox was a message from a reader in Kentucky asking if I knew of any ways to find a cash-friendly primary care doctor. This is often one of the more challenging aspects to being a … Continue reading

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Media Roundup of Self-Pay Healthcare

Patients who pay their own way, either because they are uninsured or have a high-deductible health insurance plan, have been popping up in the media more often of late, or so it seems to me at least. I thought regular … Continue reading

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More cash-only doctors offering services to self-pay patients

Cash-only doctors are predicted to grow in the coming years, which will provide self-pay patients with more options and more savings when it comes to paying for their healthcare needs. Whether uninsured or with a high-deductible health insurance plan, these … Continue reading

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