Over the last decade, our practice, like many other primary care groups, was beset with rising costs, diminishing revenues, several malpractice suits and continuing doctor disgruntlement. We began to question whether a traditional solo practice model would give us better protection against all of these. We were in a partnership and we all suffered when one of us was sued. Both the physician and the practice were held liable for the suit. Although these legal problems have thankfully passed, they spurred an evolution to a practice model, that led to our current makeup.