DPC Journal: Interview With Dr. Garrison Bliss on DPC Model

Concierge Medicine Today

By Josh Duplechain

May 23, 2014 – The evolution of our healthcare system has forced primary care physicians, like many other specialties, to operate an insurance-centric business rather than practicing medicine. In order to sustain a practice, physicians must see 20-30 patients per day, making the average office visit only 15 minutes. Physician and patient satisfaction are decreasing while reimbursements rates continue to decline. In response to these conditions a new practice model called direct primary care is gaining national attention. Direct primary care practices are designed to provide physicians with the freedom to practice medicine, instead of managing insurance claims.

Click_to_watch_video_IKON2Recently our Vice President of Legal Affairs Greg Waddell traveled to Seattle, Washington, to interview the Co-Founder and Vice President of Medical Affairs of Qliance, Dr. Garrison Bliss. A primary care physician with more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Bliss founded his first direct primary care practice in…

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