5 Reasons to Choose a Private Practice Over a Hospital Practice

As large healthcare systems are dominating the provider landscape, patients continue to search out private practices to meet their healthcare needs. If you are considering whether a large healthcare system is really the right choice for you and your family, here are five reasons why you should consider a private practice.

1. Quality of Care

You may be surprised to learn that private practices can actually provide a higher quality of care than large healthcare systems. The main reason for this is that private practice doctors have more autonomy. This allows them to make decisions that are in the patient’s best interest because they are free of the bureaucracy that controls large healthcare organizations. Private practice doctors can truly advocate for their patients and recommend treatments based on their clinical expertise. Best of all, private practices have the same access to resources like imaging and testing as large healthcare providers.

2. Lower Patient Costs

Large healthcare organizations have extremely high operating costs which are passed through to patients as hospital or facility fees. A private practice is often able to charge less simply because it has lower overhead. These savings can add up significantly for your family when taking into account the lower per-beneficiary cost.

Private practitioners can also perform surgeries for low-risk patients in outpatient centers whenever possible. This can both improve the patient’s experience while drastically lowering costs.

3. Convenience

Have you ever tried reaching a doctor at a large healthcare organization and been left on hold for 20 minutes or longer? Or forced to leave a voicemail for a call that’s never returned? There’s nothing better than getting a real person on the phone when you need them most, which is why private practitioners are more accessible than big-box healthcare providers.

A private practice also provides easier access to your doctor’s office, allowing you to avoid the tedious trek through multiple parking lots and the long check-in lines.

4. Community

Community is more important today than ever before, and a private practice genuinely fosters that sense of community in a way large healthcare systems never could.

A sense of community delivers a level of comfort that patients need to be treated successfully. This personalized treatment creates a trusting environment that allows patients to be more receptive to care.

5. Relationships

The transactional care patients receive at a hospital-based practice is meant to benefit one party alone … the hospital. A private practice doctor actually knows your name before looking at your chart. We know your health history, your treatments, your struggles, and your victories. We’re here for you and believe that a strong doctor/patient relationship is the key to providing the absolute best healthcare possible.

If you are in search of a medical professional, now is the time to consider a private practice to provide you with the quality of care you deserve. NEPA Podiatry is ready to meet all of your foot and ankle needs and we are just a phone call away. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.