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Novato doctor joins others in seeking annual fee from patients
Marin Independent Journal

Dr. Timothy Murphy, a Novato primary care physician, has become the latest Marin doctor to start charging his patients an annual fee, even though he contracts with insurance companies to provide their medical care.

Murphy, whose practice treats more than 2,000 patients, has begun billing his patients annual fees ranging from $120 for a single patient to $210 for a family of three or more. Existing patients who pay before Oct. 31 are being offered a 10 percent discount.