Sunday, November 3, 2013

$5 Doctor Takes Down His Shield

The Chicago Tribune reports:

It's not often that a doctor attracts national attention for charging too little. But that is exactly what happened to one small-town Illinois physician who is hanging up his stethoscope after almost 60 years of practicing medicine.

Against the contentious debate over health care reform, Dr. Russell Dohner achieved notoriety for charging just $5 per office visit — a fee that's remained unchanged since the 1970s and is roughly the equivalent of a large latte today.

Video clip of his operation here.

You can be sure he didn't have to deal with any insurance companies or government healthcare programs.


  1. Substandard care, no doubt. Hooray for the heroic bureaucrats who've ensured he no longer forces this cut rate pricing onto his helpless victims.