Time for Concierge Medicine? The Mid-Size Practice May Be In Trouble.

  • — 10 OCT, 2013
 Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the healthcare market is responding by offering cheaper outpatient services in pharmacy chains like CVS and Walgreens. This recent Forbes article details the rise of walk-in clinics and urgent care centers popping up at pharmacies everywhere.

The way things are trending, the market share is going to be divvied up by the One Medicals and the Walgreens, with mid-size private practitioners struggling to hold onto a fraction of their patient base. CVS, the largest player in the new retail medicine space, is planning to open 1,500 urgent care centers across the country.

So in light of this new trend, we’ve come to two conclusions:

1. This is trouble for a lot of mid-size private practitioners. A lot of patients are going to shift from their primary care provider to their local CVS for the sheer convenience and low cost.

2. This gives concierge medicine an even more important role to play in the future.

find out more about other cheaper outpatient services offered around the nation. 

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Concierge Medicine Journal (CMJ) curates breaking concierge medicine news, and editorial opinion on a wide variety of topics relevant to the practice of Concierge Medicine.

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