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The Paradocs Podcast with Eric Larson

The Paradocs is a fun and lively discussion with a couple of docs on the practice of medicine. Occasionally serious, usually lighthearted, and accidentally informative. A show for physicians to learn more about what is going on and a great place for them to direct their friends and family to better understand the challenges they face.

Nov 26, 2019

 
One of the most common questions I get asked about the health care system is why are medical bills so enormous? It seems strange that the explanation of benefits you receive after getting care or services are so obviously inflated. Yet those charges which the hospitals, health care professionals, and pharmacies...


Nov 22, 2019

 
If you own your own business, which physicians who are independent or run concierge or DPC practices do - you need to focus part of your time on branding and marketing. For direct primary care doctors, their business model is so new that most potential patients are not only unfamiliar with the practice but also...


Nov 13, 2019

 
One of the most expensive ways to receive care in the US health care system is through the emergency room. The use of urgent care centers is an alternative that is much less expensive. Unfortunately, one of the problems with urgent care centers is that the care is often not very good. It is especially poor when...


Nov 7, 2019

 
Moving from academic medicine to private practice is a scary thing to do for any doctor. But what is it like for a specialist is the city with the highest concentration of her specialty to find patients? Oh, and she also decided to go without taking insurance to avoid all of the headaches and extra paperwork!
 
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Nov 4, 2019

 
Surprise billing is a nationwide problem and Michigan is not immune. Surprise billing refers to the instance where patients are expecting their insurance company to pick up the entire tab of a medical bill but they instead find a huge bill for the amount 'left over.' The worst instances of this occurring is when the...