Posted by: Chris Maloney | November 30, 2011

New take on medical practice? Try Old Style N.D.s

Augusta, Maine

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The KJ ran an editorial today, complete with typos.

New take on medical practice just what docotor orderes | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME.

Dr. Frederick should get congratulations for creating a system for himself which cuts out a great deal of the paperwork and hassle of medicine.  But his practice is called “boutique” because he requires an annual fee.  It is a tiered system, because those with more wealth can have better health.  (This has been true for many years.)

Old style practice is what the Naturopathic Doctors in Maine practice.  We don’t require an annual fee, and get paid when people need us.  It allows people to keep their money if they stay well, and doesn’t reward me for “cherry picking” the healthiest patients to be in my practice.  It is the patient, not the doctor, who should be rewarded for a healthy lifestyle.  You are the ones doing the work, and I applaud you.

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