Practice Advice: Breaking Even on 4 Visits Per Day

A family physician takes no insurance and charges a flat fee of $ 45 per patient (plus $ 37 for labs).

According to Dr. Forrest:

"Access Healthcare has been fiscally sound from day one. All start-up costs were covered with savings that I accumulated for nine months (working locum tenens and urgent care shifts) before opening the practice.

Low overhead, cash-only, open-access practices are viable and can actually surpass the profitability and lifestyle offered by traditional practices."

Breaking Even on 4 Visits Per Day. Fam Pract Manag, 2007. Link via Kevin, M.D.
Use marketing to draw in more patients. Medical Economics, 03/2008.
Going Solo: One Doc, One Room, One Year Later. American Academy of Family Physicians, 06/2008.
Image source:, public domain.

Updated: 06/24/2008

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