The Rise of the Employed Physician

December 19, 2014 8:59 PM

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As the youngest member of a family of doctors, it was not uncommon during my childhood to spend summers at my father's private practice. I fondly remember greeting the familiar office staff as I recklessly ran amok among an endless array of rickety cabinets containing an untold amount of aging, yellowed paper charts. My dad's patients would tousle my hair like family and his partners would always leave an insurmountable supply of candy for my taking.

Years later, I found myself accompanying my father and his practice partners for lunch as they discussed the ebb and flow of running a medical practice. Beyond sharing complicated medical cases, conversation often revolved around the complex relationships with local medical practices and the indepen...

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