A healthy dose of independence
Minneapolis Star-Tribune, August 21, 2008
A growing number of Minnesota doctors are trying to reassert their independence by breaking away from the larger groups and starting their own practices. Some of these physicians are offering "concierge care," where a limited number of patients pay a membership fee for 24-hour access to a physician. These experiments speak to a hankering for the personal relationship that is sometimes lost between doctor and patient, according to this article in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.