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How Much Money Can a Doctor Save His Patients in One Month?

You may have noticed that I haven’t posted to the blog in a few weeks.  I have been busy conducting a bit of an experiment.

I spent exactly one month paying extra attention to the medical costs of the patients seen in my practice.  I looked for unexplored opportunities to save them money without affecting the quality of their care.

I kept track of the total estimated savings, including recurring savings over the coming year.  The results were surprising.

I decided to conduct this experiment when I heard about the essay contest being held by the nonprofit organization Costs of Care (

I hope to be able to post the essay here soon.

Stephen Meyers, MD


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