Veterinary medicine is losing its personal touch 

Here’s a look at how and why

For the past 15 years I’ve been attended by only one GP physician. Enjoying this single-doc relationship in the personal way I prefer has meant submitting to a fee-for-service format, concierge-style, with no insurance intermediary. I have the option of patronizing a reference lab chain if I want my insurance to cover my lab work, but I’m otherwise obligated to pay as I go.

Totally worth it. Emphatically. Full stop.

The greater access, continuity and reliability this more personal service offers has translated to a level of care well beyond what I’ve received from my OB/Gyn, psychiatrist, or any of the other GPs I’ve been to over the years. Consequently, my once-dwindling opinion of the medical profession has taken a turn; s...


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