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The Paradocs Podcast

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 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...


Oct 31, 2019

 
As direct primary care practices have grown over the last few years, there is now an expanding commercial marketplace for products and consultants to help DPC practices find success. It is a sign that people outside of medicine are beginning to recognize that DPC is a force to be reckoned with. As such, all sorts...


Oct 23, 2019

 
In most states, physicians are able to dispense medications in their offices to patients. Although it isn't the most common practice, it allows doctors to have a better handle on how well their patients are following medication instructions, adds convenience for patients, and oftentimes leads to lower prices. However,...


Oct 18, 2019

 
The Chinese government and its communist roots are appearing in the US news a lot with relation to its crackdown on freedom activists in Hong Kong. Also, one of the NBA team's general managers retweeted a symbol which expressed support for the Hong Kong protestors and set off a media firestorm as the...