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Dr. John Dunlap runs a direct primary care practice in Overland Park, Kan., offering patients direct access to him by phone and longer appointment times. The model is similar to concierge medicine. Barrett Emke for NPR hide caption

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'Concierge' Medicine Gets More Affordable, But Is Still Not Widespread

The model, which gives patients direct access to their doctors and longer appointment times, is proving hard to scale up.

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China To Test Digital Currency. Could It End Up Challenging The Dollar Globally?

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Dr. John Dunlap runs a direct primary care practice in Overland Park, Kan., offering patients direct access to him by phone and longer appointment times. The model is similar to concierge medicine. Barrett Emke for NPR hide caption

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'Concierge' Medicine Gets More Affordable But Is Still Not Widespread

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