MedCity News June 16, 2024
Dr. Sara Pastoor and Dr. Andrew Carroll

One emerging model brings hope for independent primary care in a rapidly transforming healthcare landscape.

More than 48% of all U.S. physician practices and nearly 70% of physicians are now owned or employed by either hospitals or corporate entities, according to the latest research. Add to this shift the recent news of Amazon’s new One Medical benefit, billed as delivering access to high-quality primary care and 24/7 on-demand virtual care to the company’s more than 160 million Prime subscribers, and it’s clear that the corporatization of primary care is showing no signs of slowing.

As two primary care physicians committed to providing the best possible care for our patients, we have a front-row seat to the threat that corporatization poses...

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