Clinical Face Time Now 29% by Douglas Farrago, M.D.

This post is shamelessly stolen from Dr. Doug Farrago’s Authentic Medicine Blog.

It is a great illustration of why physicians like Dr. Farrago and myself have decided to go into the Direct Primary Care (DPC) model of practice.  We spend time with our patients rather than waste most of the day doing meaningless paperwork and data entry for insurance companies.

Michael A. Ciampi, M.D.


Here is what the job of being a physician has come to:

  • During office hours, physicians spent 27% of their time providing direct clinical face time to patients
  • Physicians also spend almost 50% of their time on electronic health records and desk work during the day in addition to an extra 1 to 2 hours each night during their personal time
  • Fifty-four percent of U.S. physicians experience some sign of burnout, an increase from 46% in 3 years

We let this happen.  Now we need a revolution to take it back. Direct Primary Care is that revolution!

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