Archive | July, 2013

Diamond Physicians Opens Concierge Medicine Practice in Dallas’ Preston Center

Concierge Medicine’s Sparkling New Gem in Texas Offers Luxury Healthcare At A Surprisingly Affordable Cost Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Concierge-style medical practices have become very popular with physicians and potential patients alike as they provide an alternative choice to looming healthcare mandates by the government. Diamond Physicians has taken the idea to a […]

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Fighting Stress With A Wellness Approach

Sickness vs Wellness Medicine Part 3 of 4 The Stress Factor In Our Health Stress is a major cause of so many illnesses, that it is actually mind boggling. Many people deny that they are under stress. The perception is that stress is a big energy that overtakes us. We believe that we can handle […]

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Obamacare Boosts Status of Alternative Medicine

Kaiser Health News, by Ankita Rao, July 26th, 2013 Jane Guiltinan said the husbands are usually the stubborn ones. When her regular patients, often married women, bring their spouses to the Bastyr Center for Natural Health to try her approach to care, the men are often skeptical of the treatment plan — a mix of […]

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Erie’s First Direct Primary Care Practice – Izbicki Family Medicine

Direct Primary Care Is Growing Beginning in September 2013, Izbicki Family Medicine is excited to pioneer Erie’s 1st insurance-medical practice, known as Direct Primary Care.  As a Direct Primary Care Practice, Izbicki Family Medicine will operate on a monthly membership, which provides unlimited access to a private physician without worrying about paying co-payments, coinsurances or […]

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Concierge Physicians Speak Out And Share

Dr. Anne Cummings of Concierge Choice Physicians Hosts Free Seminar on Healthy Living How to manage stress, get a good night’s sleep and get healthy – even after 50 – are just some of the issues facing Marin County residents today. The question is, “how can I tackle all those tough health problems?” Marin County […]

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Atlas MD Launches Weekly Podcast On Direct Care Practice

Dr. Josh and Dr. Doug have launched a weekly iTunes podcast where they’ll talk about their experience running a direct care practice, and offer advice to physicians looking to transition into the model. The Atlas MD podcast is hosted on iTunes, but you can also listen to the free episodes on your browser. New episodes will be released […]

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Concierge Medicine: Having a Doctor on Demand

Should you drop $1,500 or more a year for a concierge physician who truly pays attention to you? Here’s the lowdown on concierge medicine for MORE magazine by Cathryn Jakobson Ramin After three years of visits, my primary care physician still didn’t know who I was. During my final appointment, as I sat on the exam […]

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The Physician and Nurse Practitioner Debate Continues

July 23, 2013 AAFP, News Staff – During a recent webinar on scope-of-practice issues, AAFP President-elect Reid Blackwelder, M.D., of Kingsport, Tenn., and the executive director of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) agreed that team-based, coordinated care services are the most effective means of achieving improvements in patient care, enhancing access and controlling costs. But […]

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ObamaCare And The Rise of Concierge Doctors

ObamaCare Will Bring about a Two-Tiered Health Care System By John C. Goodman, President and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis for The Heartland Institute, July 23rd, 2013. President Obama’s health care law is supposed to insure 32 million additional people by this time next year. These newly insured will try to consume […]

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The Wellness vs Sickness Approach To Your Health and Longevity

Sickness vs Wellness Medicine Part 2 of 4 Using The Wellness vs Sickness Approach with Common Illness Last week, we talked about the sickness vs wellness medicine. How does it apply to our daily illness and disease? Much about wellness medicine is about self care even when you feel fine. It is when we are […]

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Concierge Medicine Comes To Mesquite

Finally A Concierge Doctor in Mesquite, Nevada! Concierge Medicine is growing! By Barbara Ellestad for the Mesquite Citizen Journal, July 23rd, 2013 You’re starting to hear about it more and more all across the country – a parting of company between doctors and insurance companies. Now, it’s coming to Mesquite thanks to one doctor who […]

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Direct Primary Care: ZDoggMD, Zappos and Iora Health Change Healthcare in Las Vegas

Downtown Project lands a provider for downtown medical clinic By BENJAMIN SPILLMAN LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL The doctor enlisted to “help fix health care” in downtown Las Vegas has found a partner for the ambitious venture. Zubin Damania, recruited last year to Las Vegas by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, said Iora Health will be the medical […]

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Survey of US Physicians On Health Care Reform And The Future of Medicine

Deloitte 2013 Survey of U.S. Physicians Survey Summary Based on the results of the Deloitte 2013 Survey of U.S. Physicians, most U.S. physicians are concerned about the future of the profession and consider many changes in the market to be a threat. Most believe that… • The performance of the U.S. health care system is […]

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Secretive Panel Uses Data That Distorts Doctors’ Pay

By Peter Whoriskey and Dan Keating, Published: July 20, The Washington Post Video: A little-known committee of doctors help establish the value of every procedure in medicine. Critics say the American Medical Association, doctors’ chief lobbying group, is the wrong organization to do the work. http://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/video/thefold/who-decides-what-a-doctor-is-worth/2013/07/19/7b5efb22-f0bf-11e2-a1f9-ea873b7e0424_video.html# How a secretive panel uses data that distorts doctors’ […]

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The Smartphone Physical

The Future of Medical Equipment Compliments of iOS and Android? Dr. Eric Topol took mobile health to NBC’s Rock Center to raise the awareness of the innovation and implementation of useful tools for physicians. What does this really mean for all of us? Visit the online site http://www.SmartPhonePhysical.org for answers all your questions about a […]

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How FDA Approved Apps Are Changing Family Medicine

Medical applications for smartphones and tablets are so ubiquitous that it’s easy to become a victim of app overload. Here’s a look at FDA-approved apps, reference apps, and apps that FPs are “prescribing.” Written by Helen Lipman, MA for The Journal of Family Practice July 2013 · Vol. 62, No. 07: 362-367 In April, hundreds of […]

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Concierge Medicine Webinar: The Economics of Concierge Care

Concierge Medicine Webinar offered by Concierge Choice Physicians Tuesday, August 6 at 8:30 p.m. EDT/7:30 p.m. CDT/5:30 p.m. PDT ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. — While thousands of physicians are retiring, quitting medicine or selling their practices, the majority of remaining independent physicians want to stay that way.1 Concierge Choice PhysiciansTM (CCP), the pioneer in the innovative […]

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Roberta Greenspan Helps Docs Transition to Concierge Medicine

HIGHLAND PARK SUN TIMES, July 18th— Most patients would be shocked if their physician handed out a personal cell phone number, or took patient calls placed on weekends or in the middle of the night. But patients expect — and get — that kind of attention from physicians who have adopted a concierge medicine model […]

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Get Ready For Obamacare

What Does Obamacare Mean For You? The Kaiser Family Foundation released a quick entertaining video on Getting Ready For Obamacare. It answers some of the popular questions on the implementation and what it means for patients and employers.

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What Is A Micropractice? Direct Primary Care or Concierge Medicine

by John Rossheim, Curaspan Health Group Micropractice: Longer Visits, Lighter Overhead. Although direct primary care shares with micropractice the goal of improved access to preventive care, the two approaches diverge from there. The strategy of the micropractice physician? To reduce primary-care practice overhead and increase time with patients by using IT pervasively to replace office […]

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