Monthly Compliance Webinar Featuring Hot Topics in Health Care
The Family Doctor: An Endangered Species
|Date:||Thursday, August 2, 2012|
|Time:||12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Central Time|
|Presented by: ||D.K. Everitt, CMCO, CCO and Dr. Dave Webster, D.O.|
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Where are all the family physicians going? D.K. interviews Dr. Dave Webster, a family physician who will explain how factors such as rising malpractice insurance premiums, shrinking Medicare payments and an ever-growing income gap between primary care physicians and medical specialists are causing family physicians to leave the field.
Remember the good old days when every family physician knew their patient's name, was familiar with their family history, had a comprehensive overview of their various ailments and medicines and provided them with continuity in the world of fragmented medical specialties?
Why the shift in this critical health care role?
- Many family doctors are overwhelmed with patients, procedures and paperwork. Some of their services aren't paid, and many are leaving the field.
- Appointment wait times stretch into weeks and hours in waiting and exam rooms.
- Today, patients are more likely to find themselves searching for a family doctor who will take their insurance.
- Fewer individuals are choosing medicine as a career and, of those who do select health professions, even fewer are choos¬ing primary care.
About the Presenters
D. K. Everitt is a Healthcare Compliance Officer, whose work includes assessing hundreds of medical facilities, implementing Corporate Integrity Agreements and OSHA compliance training. He has authored several compliance books and serves as president of The Compliance Division, L.L.C. He has spent the last 25 years developing and managing corporate compliance programs and shares his talents as an Adjunct Lecturer and Preceptor for Trinity University's Health Care Administration Graduate Studies Department.
Dr. Dave Webster, D.O.
Dr. Webster has been practicing medicine in the Central Texas area for approximately 30 years. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and Des Moines University, Dr. Webster spent time in the Army as a Flight Surgeon and received his Health Sciences D.O. degree in 1974. He attended post-graduate training in the Army and served as a Flight Surgeon at Ft. Hood for 2 years. Dr. Webster has been board certified in Family Practice for over 20 years. He has been voted the best and among the best Family Physician in Central Texas ‘01, ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘08, ‘09,
‘10 and ‘11.
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