PODCAST: “Cash Pay” Pharmacy

Owner of Independent Pharmacy

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EDITOR’S NOTE: We’ve written, posted and opined on concierge and retail medicine; cash based care and direct primary care medicine, and related machinations before on this ME-P. Now, Shawn Needham and his wife, Janet, discuss starting their own, independent pharmacy in the late ’90s. At first glance, this is a success story for an independent pharmacy but Shawn explains what makes their pharmacy different in a big way.

-Dr. David E. Marcinko MBA CMP®


PODCAST: https://healthcareamericana.com/episode/shawn-needham-cash-pay-pharmacy/

RELATED EXAMPLE: https://www.pharmacytoday.org/action/showPdf?pii=S1042-0991%2821%2900299-1

ASSESSMENT: Your thoughts are appreciated.



One Response


    This is a classic example of an entrepreneurial spirited medical professional doing what he needs to do to increase efficiencies, better serve his clients/patients, and making some money in the process.

    It is an awesome story but it is also a bit disheartening to see how detrimental the force of these large insurance companies has been on trying to do the right thing for your patients.

    I’m almost always if you do the right thing for people everyone wins in the end.



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