Edward S. Cohen, MD, presented “In My Opinion: The Future of Independent Practice” virtually during the Perspectives in Urology: Point Counterpoint 2020 virtual conference in November 2020.

How to cite: Cohen, Edward S. “In My Opinion: The Future of Independent Practice” November 2020. Accessed Aug 2022. https://dev.grandroundsinurology.com/in-my-opinion-the-future-of-independent-practice/

In My Opinion: The Future of Independent Practice – Summary

Edward S. Cohen, MD, CEO of Genesis Healthcare Partners in San Diego, California, discusses the future of independent private physician practices. He defines the three main types of private practices: solo, small group, and large group. Private practices face mounting pressures, including increasing expenses, decreased reimbursement, and an aging MD population. For these reasons, Dr. Cohen believes solo practices and small group practices are dying out. He suggests that independent private practice physicians provide a necessary counter-balance to foundation-based doctors, making large group practices the best way to move forward.

About the Perspectives in Urology: Point Counterpoint 2020 virtual conference:
Presented by Program Chair and Grand Rounds in Urology Editor-in-Chief E. David Crawford, MD, as well as Program Co-Chair Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD, this virtual conference brought together leading experts in urology, medical oncology, and radiation oncology to discuss and debate the latest topics in genitourinary cancers, primarily prostate cancer and bladder cancer. This two-day interactive conference offered topical lectures, pro/con debates, interesting-case presentations, interactive panel discussions, and interactive audience and faculty networking. A focus on prostate cancer was given on Wednesday, November 11th, with a focus on bladder cancer given on Thursday, November 12th.