NELSON, MD: A Letter to My Physician Colleagues, “The State of Medicine 2014”

The Direct Primary Care Journal

By Dr. Robert Nelson, MD, Cumming, GA, MyDocPPS, DPC Journal Contributor | Thought Leader

"I believe we should work towards restoring these principles to preserve a really precious thing: the sanctity, privacy and respect of the direct, unencumbered Patient-Doctor Relationship. " Robert W. Nelson, MD -- Tel: 770-888-3771 “I believe we should work towards restoring these principles to preserve a really precious thing: the sanctity, privacy and respect of the direct, unencumbered Patient-Doctor Relationship. ” Robert W. Nelson, MD — Tel: 770-888-3771

There is an old German proverb that states, “Whose bread I eat, his song I sing.” That saying was a colorful way to explain the loyalty or service that was due a benefactor from a debtor. It encompassed everyone from traveling musicians to the serfs performing and serving at the behest of a gracious, or often a demanding, lord.

As we gradually assumed the role of “providers” for insurance networks over the past 40 years, physicians have been obliged to sing someone else’s tune due to the precariously lopsided terms of our once ostensibly…

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