Sunday, March 07, 2010

3 hours vs 36 minutes

That's the difference between how much time my patients get with me per year vs a typical primary care practice, using the same kind of calculation from this article posted at found by way of the Ideal Medical Practices blog.

Assuming 2 weeks of vacation a year and a patient panel of 500:
50 weeks a year x 30 hours per week divided by 500 patients = 3 hours.

Compare this to the 36 minutes per year patients get in a typical primary care doctor's office with a patient panel of 2500.

"I can see you today."
"I can see you on time."
"We can take all the time you want and need."

This is the mantra of the Ideal Medical Practice model.