Who better to field a headache question from my patient than me? I understand that sometimes, even though we may have reviewed the patient’s individual headache plan together in the office (or on the phone, etc.), once he/she leaves the office, the terminology or general plan can become confusing or fuzzy. So, if someone has a question about their treatment, and I am available in real-time, then they can contact me and I will do my best to answer and help him/her at the time of need!
The great thing about direct primary care practices is that many docs can do their thing with minimal or no staff, much reducing costs all around. However, in my circumstances, I’d be building a novel center in the hopes of improving headache and facial pain care across the board. It needs to be solid from the start but also able to adapt quickly, I need another brain. Yep, a director of operations.
Starting a business from scratch is like handmade pasta, is it really necessary? The box pasta tastes fine and there so many options now, but fresh made pasta allows you to take out or substitute ingredients to preference (or out of necessity) and tastes much yummier.
In my search for a solution, and after outlining obstacles, I stumbled upon a “direct primary care” model. A membership based model that provides accessible, affordable care to patients. But I’m not primary care doctor. I’m a specialist, a sub- sub- specialist at that! Could this concept help my headache patients?