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NOW THAT managed care has become a part of all our lives, I have been asked to discuss some survival strategies that physicians might use during this era. There are several options open to the physician in this milieu. One is to simply quit the practice of medicine and to do something else with the rest of your life. Some physicians have chosen to enter administrative medicine. It is possible to simply end any association with medicine and to do something else, but most physicians are poorly equipped to do anything other than what their lifelong training has been. Another option is to avoid all managed care and try to make your practice one of private pay with possibly some Medicare and/or traditional insurance patients. The third option is to try to cope with the current situation, keeping your practice alive and healthy and surviving until practice patterns and
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