From my understanding, DPC would work well in a country where the primary healthcare system is well established, and the people are economically better off, which is not the case in my country. … To cater for the majority of Nigerians, a healthcare financing system that demands less from the people in terms of economic input would be a way to go. There is, however, a growing middle class that would benefit from the direct primary care model if introduced.
Despite the potential problems, the ideas presented at this conference were discussed with a sense of optimism for the field that I had not previously encountered, and I walked away understanding that there are many opportunities after graduation that extend beyond just being someone else’s employee.
Dr. Lee Gross, MD, presents direct primary care plan Epiphany Health to AMSA national conference for medical students at the Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine October 12, 2013, sponsored by the Benjamin Rush Institute, a non-profit organization protecting doctor-patient relationships and preserving freedom of choice in medicine. Dr. Gross is a family physician in Florida […]