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Eliminating Healthcare Red Tape

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For the past few years we’ve been exploring the emerging trend among healthcare providers called “direct primary care” where the physician’s office does not accept insurance but gets paid through monthly payments from the patient instead. Today, let’s hear from another one of these doctors.

Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Melissa Boylan, at Noreta Family Medicine in Columbia, SC.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.