Volume 11 - Issue 3 - March 2003

W hile it might surprise you (and then again, maybe not) dermatology and ophthalmology have a lot in common. Since 1984, my firm, The Health Care Group, has classed these two specialties along with obstetrics-gynecology practices as “primary care, surgical practices.” The reason for this unique classification is that these practices share common, underlying economic characteristics. In each specialty, many patients visit the practice and regularly return, forming a relationship similar to that of a primary care physician. Patients often present with pathology that the physician will treat