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Obama’s Supreme Court “Victory” Could Cause “Electile Dysfunction” in November

By Erik Goldman

Holistic Primary Care
Friday, 29 June 2012

Chief Justice John G. Roberts’ decision to uphold the Obama administration’s healthcare reform may very well have handed the President a “victory” that could cost him dearly in November.

With a display of judicial jitterbugging that would make Fred Astaire jealous, Justice Roberts deftly accomplished three things: he made the Supreme Court look supportive of the President and his congressional allies without taking an unpopular stance on the insurance mandate; He cornered the administration into a position where it must accept that it has created a new “tax;” and he

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Leaving Insurance-Based Practice….Legally!

By August West, Contributing Writer

Holistic Primary Care

Faced with ever-growing bureaucracy and continued declines in reimbursement, a record number of practitioners is contemplating a shift into some form of direct-pay or retainer practice.

A survey of 2,000 primary care doctors conducted by Holistic Primary Care in 2010 suggests as many as 1 in 5 doctors are now contemplating such a shift.

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With a Hybrid Model, a Holistic Physician Finds Path to Practice Freedom

By Erik Goldman
Holistic Primary Care Vol. 13, No. 1. Spring, 2012

Dr. Mark Holthouse, a family physician in Cameron Park, CA, began looking outside the bounds of insurance-based practice 6 years ago, when he decided to deepen his interest in holistic modalities via the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine’s certification course, and the Institute for Functional Medicine’s seminars.

“ I’ve never looked back,” he told Holistic Primary Care.

But for most of those years, he had been trying to fit these approaches into a standard insurance-based practice model. It wasn’t working. The time pressures, administrative make-work, and rising

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The Case for Office-Based Dispensing

By Kauley Jones

Holistic Primary Care

Vol. 12, No. 2. Summer, 2011

In a recent national study, three out of four Americans said that, given the choice, they would prefer to fill their medication prescriptions in their doctor’s office instead of having to go to a pharmacy. Unfortunately, most people are not given that choice.

Only a small percentage of US doctors currently offer office-based prescription fulfillment or dispensing of natural products. Thankfully, more are considering this option. It provides an excellent opportunity to improve your patients’ clinical outcomes while also improving the fiscal health of your practice.

Office-based dispensing

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