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A Cash-Based Concierge Medical Practice

A traditional medical practice hires physicians to see a large volume of patients and bills the insurance company for tests and procedures to establish a solid bottom line. A concierge medical malpractice charges the patient directly for their bottom line and can instead have the physicians focus on high-quality care with the patient. Why the […]

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How to Choose a Primary Care Doctor

What makes for a great doctor? How do you choose a primary care doctor who helps you improve your health? In this article, I’ll review the characteristics of an ideal doctor, someone I strive to be someday. 1. Listens & Communicates Listening is empathy, and feeling heard is a beautiful experience. The kind of physician […]

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Keep Your Primary Care Doctor Forever

Insurance changes, jobs change, we move across the country, and even our finances sometimes take a hit. But there is no reason for you ever again to lose your primary care doctor. Keep your primary care doctor regardless of how your circumstances change; it’s one of the most important health relationships we have in healthcare. […]

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Finding a Good Doctor in Health Sharing Plans

If you’re part of a health sharing plan or health sharing ministry, finding a good doctor is quite important. Chances are you don’t want to be part of the insurance-based system due to their false incentives but you also don’t want to put tee tree oil on every new ache & pain in your body. […]

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Free Online Clinic

No income? No problem. Join us for free! Every month, we offer a few free appointment slots for patients in California and Alaska to those who cannot afford medical care. Book a free call to see if you qualify for our free online clinic. Where?Virtual Clinic @ DNH. Who?Patients with low income or low access. […]

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Medical Cost Sharing Plans

At Digital Nomad Health, we are experts at helping patients navigate Medical cost-sharing plans and help them maintain their ideal health. This article will discuss what MCSPs are and why we focus our care on their members. These are alternatives to health insurance with key differences to consider. Some groups, like CrowdHealth, refer to their […]

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Medication Review for Chronic Conditions

We have quite a few patients in our practice who came to us with a laundry list of medications. One of the first things on the agenda is to do a medication review to determine the need for medications. In Western Medicine, we have the term “polypharmacy,” which is interpreted differently. Needless to say, it’s […]

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Future Healthcare Costs in the US

Here at Digital Nomad Health, we believe in a bright future for healthcare. Many aspects of US healthcare are moving in the right direction, but corporate greed and biased regulations are also in the mix. The savvy consumer can plan for future healthcare costs in the US. The biggest expenses a person will experience when […]

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Appointment Wait Times, Visit Times

In the traditional primary care practice, you select the physician based on their proximity and if they are in-network. The next factor to consider is their appointment wait times and the length of the appointment. Appointment Wait Times The current average appointment wait time to see a primary care physician is 2-3 months. For some, […]

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Cash-Pay Primary Care

The world of insurance-based healthcare is a bit topsy-turvy. Insurance groups and medical groups take on a large burden of patients to maximize profits and hire the fewest clinicians needed to provide acceptable care. This leaves the patient wholly unsatisfied with the care and attention they desire. Not all insurance-based primary practices are bad. In […]