This week's episode features a fascinating discussion with Dr. Paula Muto, a practicing surgeon and founder of Uberdoc, a healthcare platform designed to provide patients with greater access and control over their medical care. In this insightful conversation, Dr. Muto shares her unique perspective on the current state of healthcare in the US and highlights the need for a more patient-centered approach. She emphasizes the importance of separating the practice of medicine from the business of healthcare and explains how Uberdoc is revolutionizing the traditional healthcare model by empowering patients to take charge of their care journey.
What You’ll Learn From This Episode:
2:10 A surgeon’s perspective on direct pay model and why health insurance is like renting an apartment.
3:39 Building health equity: Moving from rental to a mortgage model in healthcare.
6:35 The healthcare spending crisis: Why two-thirds of healthcare spending is wasted on managing data and care, and how we can redirect the funds to improve patient outcomes.
9:19 The future of healthcare consumerism: Empowering patients to take control of their care.
11:35 The direct pay model: A practical solution for consumer-driven healthcare.
14:05 Uberdoc’s role in direct pay model: Making medical appointments and payments simple and transparent.
17:46 Separating medicine from healthcare.
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