Cutting out the middleman: Some doctors opting out of insurance, moving toward private pay
The low-key location of the clinic, QuikSurg, is strategic -- if not symbolic, explains owner Dr. David C. Redd. When he decided to open his new surgical practice, he wanted it somewhere convenient, somewhere without the trappings of a medical park. In more ways than one, he wanted to move outside the traditional borders of medicine.
After practicing for 30 years as a surgeon, Redd was fed up with what medicine had become. Amid an endless tide of billing paperwork, the growing red tape of government requirements, and never-ending wrangling for insurance payments, Redd was feeling less like a doctor and more like a bureaucrat.
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