This morning KevinMD.com brought up some medical groups I'd never learned about: Patient-Centered Medical Homes. I'm very unhappy about what I read and what is being spent.
I had occasionally seen a website on these "homes," wondered what they were talking about, but never checked into the concept and how they work. More important, I don't even know how to keep from getting into one by accident.
According to Jan Gurley, MD's article, the PCMH patient loses her ability to change primary doctors! Not a chance. I've gone without some things to keep the Medicare supplement that allowed me to stay with my beloved L.A. area primary doctor. Why would I give up the ability to choose?
The footnote said Dr. Gurney blogs on DOC GURLEY. The link sent me to a website: docgurley.com.
I'll be doing more research on this topic, but first I'll be writing to the White House about how scary this concept is so far for me.
I wish you health. And medical care freedom.