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Doctors

How often do doctors get paid?

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03/10/2007

Most doctors are in private practice are "self employed", meaning that they provide service directly to customers. As a self employed businessman, the doctor technically gets paid every time he/she sees a customer/patient. Usually he/she has to wait until the insurance company sends a check, but that's just a technicality, since the money is on the books as soon as the customer/patient enters the examination room.