In a phone conversation this morning with my cousin in Tucson AZ she took her elderly mother to GP yesterday. This woman is on Social Security. The doctor informed both my cousin and her mother that he wants to trim down his patient load from 3,000 to 600. AND, that to remain in that 600 they need to pay him directly $125. per month. That would be $75,000 a month for just to be on his "list". Is that legal? Sounds like extortion to me. Not sure if I am allowed to mention his name here. I live in NY state and I never heard such a thing.