Becker's Healthcare April 18, 2024
Patsy Newitt

As physicians migrate to employed models, many are concerned that private practice physicians are losing their power.

Vladimir Sinkov, MD, a surgeon at Las Vegas-based Sinkov Spine, joined Becker’s to discuss why he feels private practice physicians have more power than employed physicians.

Editor’s note: This response was edited lightly for clarity and length.

Dr. Vladimir Sinkov: Private practice physicians have more power in healthcare than their employed counterparts. Private practice physicians at least have some control over what insurance contracts they sign, where they practice, which hospitals they chose to go to operate or admit patients and what schedule they have....

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