Noncompete contract restricts rural patient access to physician care
Rebekah Bernard MD and Niran Al-Agba MD |
Jacqui O’Kane, DO was fulfilling the promise of Family Medicine, providing expert physician care to rural residents of Georgia. Burned out from overwork and support staff challenges, she decided to leave hospital employment. But instead of allowing her to open her own direct primary care practice, the hospital enforced a 50-mile radius noncompete contract, limiting patient access to care. Listen in on our discussion of noncompete contracts and why some physicians are leaving employed practice in favor of self-ownership.