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08
Apr
13

Doctors are just like you and me – broke

More and more doctors are finding it harder to keep their practices financially sound with some crumbling under cash problems and being pressed into bankruptcy. It’s a trend that’s multiplied recently.

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Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings by physicians have increased recently, which was virtually unheard of for medical practices in the past.  And the bankruptcy trend is not coming from medical malpractice lawsuits as one may think. The weak economic times have killed some doctors’ revenue, as consumers cut back on trips to their physician and profitable optional procedures.

Doctors also blame reductions in insurance coverage expenses, changing rules, and the rising costs of negligence insurance coverage, medication and other company requirements for making it more complicated to keep their methods profitable.

As insurance payouts and other revenue streams have slowed, doctors’ fixed overhead remains the same or continues to increase, such as with insurance premiums.  So despite the fact that we think all doctors (and lawyers too!) and swimming in money, the continued poor economic times continue to affect all walks of life in unprecedented ways.

If you are in a financial bind, please contact us here or at 619-800-3082 to discuss your options.

The Zarcone Law Firm




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