Why would a doctor choose to be a private physician? It would certainly be easier to regard physician practice as just another job and work for a large HMO clinic group. Easier to sign up with every PPO managed care contract and service patients who choose doctors from restricted lists.
Private physicians don’t regard their practices as 9 to 5 jobs. They don’t want to provide care only to people who are limited in their choices to an HMO or to doctors on a list. Most of all they don’t want the care they provide limited by exclusions or restrictions inherent to every HMO and PPO managed care organization.
Private physicians invest their time and effort in the relationships they build with each patient they care for. They know that the most effective and valuable tool in medical practice is the physician-patient relationship. Nurture that and healthcare is much more successful. Invest in that and patients are healthier and physicians are happier.
Doctors choose to be private physicians because it gives them the freedom to be the best and most effective members of their profession. Patients choose private physicians because it gives them the freedom to access the best healthcare in the world. Read more about the principles of freedom underlying private healthcare in “What is Private Healthcare?”