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Preparing for the Collapse of ObamaCare: Some Advice on Timing for Doctors

April 22nd, 2013 By Steven Knope, MD

The difference between a hero and a martyr is timing. A hero takes charge and leads his people to victory. A martyr loses his life in defense of his beliefs. When ObamaCare collapses under its own weight, which type of doctor will you be?

Reading the Tea Leaves: Based upon several important indicators, I believe that ObamaCare will fail before it is ever fully implemented. For every physician who is running to comply with all of its new rules and regulations, stop running for a moment and think.… Read the rest

The Most Important Word

April 4th, 2013 By Steven Knope, MD

I was recently asked to give a talk to a group of doctors who were frustrated with their professional lives. They were attending a conference called Medical Fusion, where they would be exposed to a group of colleagues who had somehow found professional job satisfaction. Because I had authored Concierge Medicine, I was asked to be among the speakers and explain how I had found a way to break free from the system.

After accepting this engagement, I made the decision that I would not play the role of Tony Robbins or Dr.… Read the rest

What is Concierge Medicine?

February 21st, 2013 By Steven Knope, MD

What is Concierge Medicine? Concierge medicine, boutique medicine and direct practices are all terms used to describe a new form of medicine in which patients pay a doctor directly for enhanced medical care. In return for payment, the patient receive services such as guaranteed same-day appointments, 24/7 access to the physician by cell phone or beeper, house calls, emergency room visits and hospitalizations directed by the physician. In addition, wellness care and preventative care are often provided.… Read the rest

What’s Wrong with Insurance Commissioners Regulating Concierge Doctors?

February 5th, 2009 By Steven Knope, MD

So what was wrong with the Maryland state insurance commissioner getting involved as the self-appointed regulator of concierge medicine? It has been suggested that his hearing may be “helpful” to physicians – to give guidance to concierge doctors so that they don’t run afoul with insurance law. Really?!

I spent a decade of my life fighting corrupt insurance companies, ultimately opting out of the third-party system because I could not reform it. I opted for a private practice model so that I would not be subject to the corruption of big insurance or the U.S.… Read the rest