The answer is very simple. If you need and want more time with one-to-one care with an exceptionally well trained and experienced physical therapist, that time has to be paid for somehow. The common healthcare/managed care system is built on providing whatever care can be provided under insurance contracts that do not pay to provide the extensive individualized care many of my patients need and want. “Preferred Providers” work for ridiculously low fees and are supposed to make up for this by being “efficient”. By a million miles, the most important “efficiency” is seeing more people in the same amount of time. People who need and want more time with their physical therapist can get it in one of a few ways.
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