We have the starting of a dynamic team, now it’s time to brainstorm on functional clinic models.
Okay! The more and more I researched Direct Primary Care, and looked into how headache clinics around the country were structured, the more I realized this could really transform headache care across the nation and beyond – perhaps.
Obtaining feedback from physicians, patients and friends allowed me to reflect on a working headache and facial pain clinic structure.
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?
So how did I get here? Well, how far back do you want to hear about? Okay, I’ll spare the details and fast forward to High School – where I had my very astute Latin teacher suggested (much to my dismay) that I should be a doctor.
Thinking I knew better back then, I totally disregard her comments. It’s not until college that I realize I’m destined to become a physician, very Timon-style (if you are at all familiar with The Lion King - if not you can watch the clip).