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Are many of her patients people on Medicare? That is, people who have Medicare but are paying their own fees to her without Medicare kicking in anything?

I don't know if any of her clients are on Medicare, but all of her clients pay their own fees to her without insurance kicking in. She does not take insurance any more. More doctors are rejecting the restrictions taking health insurance imposes on them. According to her parents, her monthly fee is quite reasonable and it is often cheaper to pay her monthly fee and avoid the co-pays that are required by insurance. I would potentially chalk this up to marketing, but then again in less than a year she is filled to capacity and no longer taking new patients, so it must work well for both sides.

I for one am looking for a doctor who doesn't do my appointment while looking at a stop watch. I want a partner in health, not just someone to slap band aids on, treating the symptoms of a problem with meds rather than going after the root cause of the problem.

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