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Dr. Kathleen Brown: Opt-In for a Cash Practice, Opt-Out of Medicare and Insurance

August 18, 2016

Dr. Kathleen Brown shares her (and her patients') success story with her converting her practice almost entirely to a cash business in 2011

Patients save on expenses and anxiety when they visit Dr. Kathleen Brown's clinic, Oregon Coast Dermatology. Brown converted her practice almost entirely to a cash business in 2011, after 16 years of diverting her own and her patients' time and money to satisfy cumbersome requirements foisted upon doctors by the federal government and insurance companies.

Now Brown, who says only a few of her patients have a lot of money, posts her prices online--$35 for 5 minutes, $60 for 10, etc.--and deals almost entirely in cash. She devotes more time to patients, offers them better care, and has never had a patient question her transparency. Brown shares her (and her patients') success story with Health Care News Managing Editor Michael Hamilton on this episode of the Health Care News podcast.

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Michael Hamilton writes and edits for the liberty-minded clients of Good Comma Editing, LLC, a freelance writing and editing company.
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