Concierge Doctors: Primary Care and the Well-to-Do

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The concierge doctor is a relatively small but growing practice aimed at cutting out the middle man and delivering medicine directly to the patient…for a price.  Meanwhile, the number of doctors going into family practice has dropped dramatically, even though healthcare analysts say general practitioners are essential as the backbone of an efficient and accessible national healthcare system. Guest host Judy Muller examines the disparity and wonders what Ted Kennedy would have thought. Also, the Dalai Lama’s upcoming visit to Taiwan provokes China, and today marks the 150th anniversary of the first time man struck oil. What did that gusher usher in for our world?

Banner image: Dr. Hank Lawson treats a patient on Royal Pains

Credits

Host:
Judy Muller

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Rebecca Mooney