Physicians shared what ancillary services they provided most often in 2019 and how they earned secondary income, in the Medical Economics 91st annual Physician Report.
Primary care physicians surveyed for the 91st Medical Economics Physician Report were open about what ancillary services they provide in their practices and the income they generate.
They also reported how they earn secondary income to supplement annual salaries.
In addition, physicians told us how they earn secondary income to supplement their salaries.
Check out the slideshow for an in-depth look at this data.
Top 5 most popular ancillary services in internal/family medicine, 2019. A vast majority (82%) of physician respondents say their practice offers a minimum of one ancillary service. According to the report, the top 5 of these services provided by physician practices are electrocardiogram (52%), lab services (48%), spirometry (28%), radiology or imaging services (25%) and nutritional or weight loss counseling (24%).
Percentage of revenue for primary care from ancillary services, 2019. About half of the respondents estimate that between 1% and 10% of their 2019 revenue was generated by these ancillary services.
Secondary income earned via a source outside primary care practice. Slightly more than one-quarter (27%) who earned secondary income in 2019 did so by providing consulting services.
Average amount of secondary income, 2019. The average amount of secondary income across specialties within primary care for 2019 was $39,500 with those in internal medicine averaging the highest and those in pediatrics the lowest.