Patients truly enjoy the feeling of value they get from independent physician and healthcare provider practices compared to large hospitals and health systems. By offering more personalized care and services, independent doctors and healthcare providers are able to develop better relationships with their patients, creating a strong, trusting patient/physician bond that can last a lifetime. Independent doctors and healthcare providers have the ability to focus on providing quality care over being expected to treat 100’s of patients daily. Productivity standards required by physicians in large health systems will mean more money for the system, but it may negatively affect the quality of care and service the patient receives. Independent doctors and healthcare providers, own their practices and can put in the extra hours required to make sure their patients receive the care and treatment they deserve.