Jay Parkinson, M.D. writes:
If we really want to find out how to damn near perfectly manage any medical problem as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, we should be studying how doctors manage the medical problems of the cash-paying doctors they see in their own practice.
Dr. Parkinson relates his experience with an allergy specialist who he paid directly, rather than with insurance. He compares his treatment with what the specialist would have done had he been paid through Dr. Parkinson’s (the patient’s) insurance.