Archive | August, 2013

Socially Responsible Concierge Medicine

Another twist on concierge medicine makes Madison free clinic possible STEVEN ELBOW | The Capital Times | selbow@madison.com Earlier this year, Rod Keller needed about $600 for lab work to get his annual prescription for diabetes medication. For a part-time, property maintenance worker, that’s a lot of money. “I really couldn’t afford to do it,” says Keller. […]

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MD2 Reveals New Concierge Medicine Office In Menlo Park

Sought-after Stanford concierge physicians find the luxury of time to practice medicine the way they intended. BELLEVUE, WASH. — MD² opened its newest primary care office in Menlo Park, California this August, offering personalized care, tailored to fit the lifestyles of highly mobile, affluent families. Much has been written about emerging medical technologies and the […]

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Michigan Proposes Legislation to Support Direct Primary Care

Senate Bills 459 and 460: Alternative to federal health care law Medicaid expansion (and more) Introduced by Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R), to revise state insurance regulations to facilitate “direct primary care” arrangements, potentially as an alternative to mandated conventional insurance under the federal health care law. The bill would also authorize the use of private […]

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Illinois Continues To Offer More Options For Concierge Medical Care

Two doctors forgo fee-for-service model in new concierge medical care practice By TONY REID – H&R Staff Writer for the Herald-Review.com, August 11, 2013 DECATUR — Two doctors are launching a new family practice in Decatur with a radically different prescription for delivering health care and getting their bills paid. Priority Health Family Medicine drops the traditional […]

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Doctors Who Cut Out Insurance Help Colleagues Follow Suit With A Conference

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Say dropping insurance improves patient care while slashing bills in half. Reports from across the country reveal a growing trend among practicing physicians and surgeons. Direct pay, independent practice models allow healthcare professionals to deal directly with patients and bypass the constraints third-party payers impose on the patient-physician relationship. […]

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The Concierge Doctor Is In Boston

OPINION by Alex Beam for The Boston Globe FOR MANY years, Dr. Edward Legare was my primary care physician. My wife chose him for me. “He served in the military; you’ll like him.” She was right. I liked the citation from the Army’s Tenth Mountain Division on his wall, and I liked his succinct dietary […]

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Concierge Medicine in North Texas

DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – Frustrated with packed waiting rooms, mounting paperwork and falling reimbursements, thousands of physicians are abandoning traditional practices in favor of what’s being called ‘concierge’ or ‘boutique’ medical practices. Doctors typically charge a flat fee that can range from a few thousand dollars a year to $50,000 annually in some parts of […]

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Turning that Sickness Into Healing

Sickness vs Wellness Medicine Part 4 of 4 In this final chapter of my blog, I have to take my hat off to you for being open to change. Most people find it easier to stay the same. Staying the same always ends up with things as status quo or more often worst than prior. As we […]

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Cajun Concierge Medicine in New Orleans

More locals opting to pay for privileged access to health care Dennis Woltering / Eyewitness News WWLTV.com NEW ORLEANS — At a time when you often have to wait weeks for a doctor’s appointment, only to get a visit that seems rushed, many people fear Obamacare could mean even more inefficiency, and that could be […]

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Caduceus Medical Group Opens Groundbreaking Concierge Care Facility in Orange County

YORBA LINDA, Calif., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Caduceus Medical Group rolls out groundbreaking on-site complimentary patient services at the Grand Opening of its new OC medical facility. These new services bolster the medical group’s patient credos and commitment to provide innovative patient centered care and guaranteed access. Patients want concierge services in healthcare and […]

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MedLion Direct Primary Care Expands to the East Coast with Philadelphia Location

LAS VEGAS, Aug 05, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — With healthcare reform continuing to dominate the national political scene, Las Vegas-based MedLion Direct Primary Care–one of the first medical models of its kind in the country–is pleased to announce that Dr. Marcus Williams has joined the MedLion family with the first Pennsylvania practice. Dr. Samir Qamar, […]

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Where Do Patients Go To Find Concierge Medical Care?

Patient inquiries into “how to find a concierge doctor” are growing nationwide. However, locating the concierge physicians is not easy. In response, Concierge Medicine Journal launches its official Concierge Medical Care Directory: ConciergeMedicalCare.com. Demand Is Continuing To Rise “Locating a local concierge physician can be difficult for patients. We have been experiencing a steady and growing […]

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Concierge Medicine Continues to Grow in Alabama

By Kelli Dugan | kdugan@al.com for AL.com, August 4, 2013 Waiting rooms no more: Mobile doc’s concierge practice offers patients access – for a price Dr. Diana Hashimi might not be able to single-handedly heal an overburdened system, but her new truly private practice, Access MD, aims to restore the care in healthcare one Mobile, Alabama patient […]

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