I will be seeing only a small fraction of the number of patients normally seen by an Internist.

I also will have a drastic reduction in the amount of paperwork I do by not dealing with insurance companies or Medicare – in the old practice I often spent more time on paperwork than seeing patients.

Also, with a DPC membership medical practice, I do not have to setup extra appointments for inconsequential concerns just to get paid – I now can answer many patients’ questions via phone calls, emails and texts, which frees up even more time.

All of that adds up to hundreds of hours now available to devote more attention to each patient, as well as more time for both office visits and non-office type communication.