At a time when our nation is struggling with massive healthcare costs, our one hope, America’s family physicians, are struggling to survive.
There was not a decrease in specialty visits during this past decade. Nor was there a decrease in urgent care or ER visits. But there was a dramatic decrease in patients going to a PCP for a problem focused visit. So does it surprise anyone that America’s overall healthcare costs went way, way up?
Insurance companies paid independent PCPs lower fees than any other health professionals, at the same time they raised your copays and deductibles. And it cost you!
America’s primary care physicians are a vanishing resource. You don’t stand a chance without us. Please save America’s PCPs before it’s too late. Guy Culpepper, MD Family Physician