The Doctor is Always In

In his previous role at a large university hospital, Dr. Peter Lefevre saw 25 to 30 patients a day. Physicals typically took 20 to 30 minutes, and routine follow-ups 10 to 15 minutes. “You’re really sprinting,” he recalls. He now works in the Santa Monica office of MD2. The company name — MD Squared — is a play on the fact that each office has only two physicians. Each doctor attends to 50 families. Lefevre sees two or three patients a day, routinely spending an hour on office visits and approximately three hours on physicals. He spends the rest of his time researching patients’ illnesses, coordinating their care and speaking with specialists and others to whom he’s referring patients.

MD2 is based in Bellevue, Washington, and has additional offices in Austin, Texas; Beverly Hills, California; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; the District of Columbia/McLean, Virginia; Menlo Park, California; Morristown, New Jersey; New York; Portland, Oregon; San Francisco; and Seattle.