Arizona Concierge Doctor Flips to Direct Primary Care

Doctor Explains New Practice To Local Seniors

By Stephanie Bunker for Moapa Valley Press, September 11, 2013

Dr. Michael Gorman, of Mesquite, paid a visit to the Overton Senior Center on Thursday to answer questions and explain details of a new type of practice he plans to open this fall, Direct Primary Care. The Seniors enjoyed seeing Dr. Gorman’s familiar face.

Gorman was there to answer any questions and address concerns the Seniors had about the new practice. When no one had questions about it he went ahead and gave some background on where this type of practice came from.

“In the early 90’s this type of practice was called concierges medicine,” Gorman said. “It was where some doctors decided they could be paid by the wealthy families, charging up to $10,000 per year to take care of the family.” To meet their overhead the doctors only needed 10-15 families to sign up, Gorman said.

Gorman explained that his Direct Primary Care program was set up to be a form of concierge medicine. But Gorman has taken the idea and flipped the concept to fit, not just the very wealthy, a broad range of local patients and families. By eliminating the health insurance component from the equation, Gorman says he will be able to bring prices down and accommodate those in a more average income bracket. By taking 350-400 patients at a lower cost per month he believes that he can still provide quality service to his patients and be reimbursed for his time and effort.

For Gorman’s care he will charge $58 per month for ages 65 and older and $68 per month for individuals under age 65. A rate of $126 per month for couples and $158 per month for families is also available.

READ THE FULL STORY for the details of Dr. Gorman’s Practice

Dr. Michael Gorman can be reached at:

Mesaview Medical Group
1301 Bertha Howe Ave Suite 1
Mesquite, NV 89027
(702) 346-0800

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