Concierge Medicine Care: From Father to Son

By Daina Saleh For The Sun March 28, 2013 :

Comings & Goings: Doctor wants to serve community like dad did.

Dr. Matthew Carducci provides a concierge-style family doctor’s practice, With Patience for Patients. Opening Jan. 2 at 1888 Bay Scott Circle, Napersville IL, this solo concierge doctor practice looks to offer more individualized care to its patients.

“Your general practice will usually have 2,500 to 3,500 patients on their panel,” Carducci says. “A concierge medicine practice typically focuses on 300 to 600 patients only, all seen by the concierge physician.”

Little or no wait-time, longer physician appointments and same or next-day appointments are a few of the concierge-style advantages.

“In 2008 I gave up OB after 18 years. I was also assisting in surgery. But I was spreading myself thin at that point,” explains Carducci about how he realized that he preferred giving dedicated quality care to his patients.

Carducci is re-introducing how his father, Dr. Donald Carducci, first practiced when he opened his office on 107 W. Jefferson Ave. in 1956. In 1985, the young Carducci joined his father’s practice, later switched, and then joined MDVIP from 2008 to 2010.

Joining MDVIP, a doctor affiliate program with annual membership fees for patients, was the first step in that direction, but not quite the concierge medicine feeling Carducci was seeking.

“If you had the chance to start over the whole system, what would you make it like. That’s what I want to offer,” he adds.

Patience for Patients offers the concierge medicine service at an annual membership fee of $1,500 per adult, which includes a comprehensive annual wellness exam next to personalized general visits.

“I want my patients to have access to their physician,” Carducci adds.

One patient says the model works.

“My dad’s been coming to Dr. Carducci for 20 years, and my mom too. I actually was a patient of his father, Dr. Donald Carducci,” says Leslie Jones as she escorts her mother, Myrtle Hicks, from her appointment at the practice. “He is just wonderful, just wonderful.”

She says the fact that Matthew Carducci took an extra 20 minutes explaining her mother’s medical needs made it even better.


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