If you look at the Frontier web site, you will see many D.P.C. practices in North Carolina. Then, look at Southern California.
I am wondering why so many D.P.C. practices in North Carolina and not so many in Southern CA.
Does anyone know why?
Could it be:
- that the residency programs in N.C. are marketing D.P.C. better than other states?
- that office space is very expensive in CA?
- that there has been a D.P.C. spokesperson (physician) in N.C. like Dr. Forrest?
- that there are too many large corporations for so many years in So. Cal. like Kaiser, Sharp, Scripps, etc. that the consumers are so familiar with these entities and also have received good care from them. Why switch to something if it has worked so well for so many years?
- that, other than University and Hospital systems, there are much less large organizations in N.C. to compete with?
- that the cost of living in CA is so high to begin with that any “disposable income” for a new resident or a physician is not going to go to opening a D.P.C.?
- that there is minimal market for a D.P.C. because the wealthy already have their insurance, can afford it, are satisfied with it and feel no real need to change?
- that the poor are on CA Medicaid (Medical) and could never afford $50.00 per month for a D.P.C. practice?
- that there is not much middle class income in CA?
Anybody know why not as many D.P.C. practices in CA as other states?