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Ohio University – Lecture: Providing Affordable Healthcare to Rural Patients
April 2, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
Dr. Timothy Law Sr., D.O., MBA
POST-EVENT SUMMARY: 75 students attended to hear Dr. Law’s presentation detailing how his concierge primary care practice works. He takes care of the Amish and Mennonite community in southeastern Ohio, a population that is uninsured and counts on Dr. Law’s discounted services for their health care. By cutting out the third party insurance companies, Dr. Law has built a lucrative, efficient, and enjoyable rural practice that adequately cares for his underserved patient population. Dr. Law gave a great lecture, comparing the cost of the quality medical care that he delivers to his rural patients and the cost of the medical care that would have been provided in a hospital or office setting. The differences were amazing, and it was a great reminder of how thinking simply and efficiently can result in the delivery of quality medical care. Performing surgery or subjecting the patient to highly invasive treatments is not always what is the most effective, both related to the patient’s health and to their budget. Dr. Law also talked about the expenses of owning and maintaining a medical practice. It was very interesting to learn about some of the different costs, and it was interesting to analyze the breakdown of how an office’s income is distributed between personnel and supplies.