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I -- growing trend that Obama care doctors who have.
Stopped -- health insurance altogether.
They say it's the only way to continue providing quality service at affordable prices doctor John Rodriguez is one of those positions he wants his own.
Direct pay clinics in San Antonio and that's where joins us from.
Looks like he stressed he's going to be blown -- -- -- just hasn't done enough.
So doctor Rodriguez the way this works and people -- it when they hear this are gonna wish -- -- had a guy like you nearby.
You pay 25 dollars a month to the doctor.
And the group and then just ten dollars per visit and that you say is actually profitable for you.
Yes it is I mean when he really at the end of the day when you take the middleman out and get more for direct relationship with your patients.
The cost commands comes down dramatically I mean it it is a physician I I love what I do even more so now.
Because like I could spend more time whether patients more quality time we have much more of an impact on their health when it comes to weight lost their diabetes all these diseases that.
We just have a hard time dealing with now I can deal with that at a much lower cost if so would you say it is actually to rejoin you like you would -- club.
-- I want you was a doctor are you out recruiting would be patients.
Yeah I mean what we do as we go to small businesses small business owners that they don't have any health care for their employees and we actually -- contracts with them and take care of their employees.
And as well as individuals somebody that's does their own -- little you know outside job and doesn't really work for anyone we also take care of them but.
Yes small membership fee anyone's included I mean it conditioned any any preexisting conditions anything like that will will take yeah I mean we want to take care patients here in San Antonio and provide good care shorten I'm sure -- people watch -- and think OK well where's the where's the downfall awhile if I'm out of town doctor Rodriguez let's say.
You are there in San Antonio I'm visiting my -- in Tampa I get sick.
But I go to event.
Yeah well the first thing I want our basis to do is call us and because a lot of what we deal with actually are minor emergency that we could probably take care of over the follow.
And sell a lot of that that nice city that comes along with the membership -- these patients love that.
So when they get the sniffles -- Europe may get sinus infection -- on the run that they the doctor all the time and doctor real quick lot of confidence wise to come to this we had to reconfigure the calculus.
Yeah I mean I've been a practice seventeen years I've seen the dwindling of reimbursements from insurance and Medicare and -- -- the primary care dockets and I mean the state has been our hearts for years now and and so trying to revitalize.
-- better read in and say look let's go to more direct pay towards patients taking care of them.
Cutting out the middleman I mean you bring the cost down tremendously -- -- that really we're trying to develop this model and and bring -- outside of San Antonio.
Open up more clinics that we think it works with it's it's it's gonna revitalize.
Primary care for sure sure they get more excitement generated well it's -- novel idea and we're glad to see that it's work and we're gonna have to check back within a couple of months to find out.
Whether or not he continues to grow and it sounds like doctor Rodriguez think of -- -- and it gets there they keep it -- -- lucky.
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