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The PPC in the Media

Playing Moneyball with Doctors

Believe it or not, we can make healthcare cheaper for patients and more lucrative for doctors. Here’s proof. Operation Bon Appetit talks with Don McCormick, founder of the Patients Physicians Cooperative in Houston &  data scientist Fred Trotter.

Patient Physician Cooperative

By Nancy Tannler, The Southeast Examiner “In 2011 the Patient/Physician Cooperative (PPC), was founded in Portland by citizens and volunteers  interested in making a positive impact on the health of the uninsured in Oregon. The PPC provides people direct access to basic healthcare needs and routine checkups at an affordable rate. The Southeast Examiner spoke […]

Portland Patient/Physician Cooperative Fills Healthcare Gaps

By Pete Shaw, Portland Occupier “While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has certainly been a boon for many people, particularly those who prior to its passage could not afford health insurance, it is still lacking in many areas. The most glaring of these is that it is not a single payer system, which is the […]

Patient Physician Cooperative Offers Discounted Fees Without Insurance

“Portland is home to numerous co-operatives – including grocery stores and other businesses that employees run with their customers. So a healthcare co-op model allowing patients to choose a naturopathic doctor or acupuncturist as their primary care provider might seem like a uniquely Portland idea. But actually, the Patient/Physician Cooperative (PPC) – which started advertising […]

Patient/Physician Cooperative Offers Low Cost Healthcare Alternative

April 17th, 2012 By Pete Shaw, Portland Occupier “When’s the last time you had burgers and beer with your health insurance company?” Morgan Butler, just finishing his afternoon workout at the gym, asks me that question while nursing some drink whose primary component appears to be cranberry juice. He’s not eating a hamburger, but even […]

Patient Physician Cooperative seeks to remodel health care

January 20, 2012 By Devan Schwartz, Street Roots “On Nov. 19, demonstrators rallied in Pioneer Courthouse Square calling for health care reform and coverage for all. Speakers stepped to the microphone and called out “I’m mad as hell because…” The crowd then responded to their narratives of medical inequity with a chorus of “unacceptable!” A […]

Co-op organizers hope to create community of doctors, patients

“Tigard resident Tony McCormick sees a need for better health care in Portland. And he has a plan. McCormick, a medical software writer by day, has founded Patient/Physician Cooperative – Portland, a health care co-op that brings physicians and patients together in a way that makes it easier for everyone involved, McCormick said. ‘We have […]