So, the past several months I have been losing sleep, working long hours, and traveling all across the state of Kansas. All this in hopes of creating one of the best best practices for my clients. I want people to come to my practice and simply enjoy their visit with their doctor. I hope to get rid of the old "Oh, no! I have to go to the doctor again!"
Instead, I hope to stimulate a "YES! Let's go see Dr. Ahmed!" type of response. I thought I would share something that I found interesting in my practice set up so far - medications and laboratory do not have to be so expensive!
Those of you who may know me, this dream all started from my frustration with the reality that most folks cannot afford their medications or their medical care, especially with the recent economic recession. The face of poverty and uninsured has changed over the years. I bet none of us can look around and predict who has or does not have insurance or means to afford health care.
As I struggled to get the support and resources to establish a foundation, I came across this new model of delivering primary care. I started to discuss this with other physicians, got on the phone and reached out to physicians in California, Kansas, North Carolina, etc.
It became clear to me that many physicians were in my shoes! I was not alone! This fueled me. I still was not certain if I wanted to take the plunge. I was out at lunch with an attorney and a broker. The theme of the lunch was "what the heck should Dr. Ahmed do with his life!"
On one hand I love taking care of patients and on the other, I was being broken by the unnecessary red tape, protocols, and the difficulty in providing resources for my patients to follow through with our treatment plan because of financial barriers.
That is when my delicious chicken sandwich became even more delicious! The broker yelled, "heck, why don't you just start your own practice! Why do anything else? You seem to be looking for ways to allow you to practice the way you want to practice."
Those words changed my life. I am thankful for him. I am thankful for my attorney friend who later said, "I really was hoping you would start your own practice" after I made the decision to start my own practice.
Life is really interesting. As I learn more ways to provide services for my future clients FREE of charge or at a cheap price, I am meeting people who constantly say, "This is a bargain!"
I hope you will join my practice and enjoy the hard work we put in and will continue to put into providing you quality health care at low to NO cost to you!
AtlasMD is a practice in Wichita, Kansas who is guiding us all along! Check out their saving that will be very similar to our savings come 2015!
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