“Is the independent doctor disappearing?” U.S. News & World Report asked earlier this summer. The answer is: yes—and to a significant extent, that’s a result of deliberate policy.
Your doctors didn’t jump out of business; they were pushed.
According to the article only 33% of physicians own their own practice. That compares to 80% of dentists who own a practice.
According to physicians the primary reason that drove them out of independent practice was regulatory compliance and paperwork. Most do not view this trend as a good thing.