“Portland is home to numerous co-operatives – including grocery stores and other businesses that employees run with their customers. So a healthcare co-op model allowing patients to choose a naturopathic doctor or acupuncturist as their primary care provider might seem like a uniquely Portland idea.
But actually, the Patient/Physician Cooperative (PPC) – which started advertising in Portland last May – is an import from Houston, Texas.
Tony McCormick, a Portland-based electronic medical records specialist whose father, Don, helped organize the first PPC decided it was ‘”ridiculous” that a similar organization didn’t exist in Portland, and began working with Morgan Butler to make it happen. … ”
April 18th, 2012
By Christen McCurdy, The Lund Report