Another fantastic article about the renaissance of independent doctors. Our community can be reassured that Primary Care Physicians is committed to our independence. The loyalty of our patients solidifies us. Read this article in the Carolina Journal about other doctors fighting to regain their independence.
Have you ever wondered about all the university owned and affiliated practices? And all the practices owned by the hospitals? Independent doctors struggle against the economic disparity of those practices which bill insurances and Medicare facility fees as if they are part of the hospital building, layering those fees on top of the office charges. That revenue imbalance makes recruiting new physicians to an independent practice like Primary Care Physicians of Gainesville difficult. The hospital can guarantee a much higher salary to the employed-doctor because they can bill and collect those facility fees.
Primary Care Physicians is committed to searching and hiring a new physician this next year, someone equally committed to being independent. They need to be committed to our community and making Alachua their home. Gainesville can be a transient town. Even PCPG has had a long history of doctor and ARNP turn-over.
We have faith that such a physician exists because we have faith that there is a right way to do this thing called *practicing medicine*.