Firms give health advice for a price
Boston Globe, June 23, 2008
Private health consultants are trying to fill a gap in healthcare created by overworked primary care doctors who have less time to coordinate patient care. Consultants, many of whom are registered nurses, social workers, or physicians, help clients find specialists and also will make calls to ensure that a patient's various doctors are communicating with each other. The trend also caters to the desire of a growing number of patients to take charge of their healthcare.