Archive | November, 2013

Can Digital Health Successfully Apply Lessons Of Molecular Biomarker Development To Create Useful Measures Of Phenotype (Phenomarkers)?

By David Shaywiz, Forbes Contributor, November 24, 2013 The appeal of personalized medicine is the opportunity to provide the right treatment to the right patient at the right time.  This approach reduces patient exposure to treatments unlikely to benefit them, achieving a two-fer of protecting patients while reducing costs. In addition, by targeting treatments to […]

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Houston Doctor Launches Celebrity Medical Concierge Service

By Louvonia McClain, for RollingOut.com, November 23, 2013 Kadisha B. Rapp, M.D., is a Houston-based emergency physician who recently launched a new international medical service that is used by a growing group leading business people, athletes and celebrities. Dr. Rapp’s concierge medicine service specializes in offering convenient and high quality medical treatment for a variety […]

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Concierge Medicine Los Angeles offers House Calls

House Call Doctor Los Angeles provides a powerful service that is a throwback to medical care the way it used to be: doctors making house LOS ANGELES, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Making an appointment to see a primary care physician often means blocking out an entire day to make a trip to that office. Not only that, […]

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Congratulations to Our Members! Personalized Care Success Stories

At the end of each year we honor our Cooper Fitness Center Dallas members who strive to live according to the mission of personal wellness. We are thrilled to announce this year’s winners. All of our winners were nominated by fellow Cooper Fitness Center members as well as Cooper teammates. These individuals not only lead…

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ObamaCare making it too costly to be a doctor?

Fox New Video with: Economist Peter Morici, Cato Institute’s Mike Cannon and Dr. Rob Kominiarek on ObamaCare’s impact doctors.

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For a fee, patients can enjoy care from a “concierge” doctor

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – Going to a boutique concierge doctor means no wait times, day–of appointments and practically 24-7 access to a doctor. Dr. Rob Spiegel runs a boutique office in Birmingham. Spiegel says 15 years ago he started his medical career in a hospital but after about a decade he was ready for a […]

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Some doctors shifting to concierge practices

For 87-year-old Houstonian Loudene Shields, paying an extra $150 per month to her doctor is worth the price. Her doctor, Jonathan Shaffer, is shifting his traditional practice to a concierge medicine model, which guarantees patients more personal care and services in exchange for a monthly fee. Shaffer, one of three doctors at Sweetwater Medical Associates in Sugar Land, should […]

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Shift MD time to direct care

We always hear about the need to hire more healthcare practitioners for more patients to be seen, but no one ever talks about increasing patient exposure time among existing doctors, nurses and allied health workers. A recent time-motion study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine involved two leading medical centres and internal medicine […]

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Concierge Medicine Lowers Health Care Costs

Cutting Health Care Costs With ‘Concierge Medicine‘ By: Robert Peral, M.D. for FORBES, November 21, 2013 As a nation, we spent $2.8 trillion on health care in 2012. That’s 18 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP), making our nation’s health care system the fifth-largest economy in the world. That’s more than the entire economy […]

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Concierge Medicine: Doctors keep it simple, ditch insurance

By: MARY ELLEN SCHNEIDER, Family Practice News Digital Network Millions of Americans are eligible for health insurance for the first time through the Affordable Care Act, but a small segment of doctors say they want out of the third-party payer system. The practice models vary considerably, from low-overhead cash practices to direct primary care. But the […]

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Novant to open first concierge medicine practice in Charlotte

Jennifer ThomasStaff Writer-Charlotte Business Journal Novant Health Inc. will open its first concierge medicine practice in Charlotte on Nov. 18. That physician group, called Hallmark Care, will provide patients with increased access to primary care and enhanced services, including coordination of specialty care, more one-on-one time with their doctor and 24/7 access to the care team. […]

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The Fourth Obamacare Shock Wave Is About To Reach Us

Obamacare is intensifying the doctor shortage – though not in ways that were anticipated. Everybody seems to have expected that Obamacare would sign up some 30 million people who don’t have health insurance, and they would overwhelm doctors’ offices.  But these people – especially the young and healthy whose sky-high Obamacare premiums were supposed to […]

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UPDATE: Concierge doctors no longer just for the rich.

By Jen Wieczner When Samir Qamar practiced concierge medicine at Pebble Beach Resorts in Monterey, Calif., the hotel’s “A-list clientele” paid $550 to see him and as much as $30,000 a month to keep him on retainer. But last year, Dr. Qamar decided to abandon VIP medicine and pursue a no-frills version of his practice, […]

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What’s Up, Doc? Why More Vermont Physicians Are Making the Switch to “Concierge” Practices

Michael Sakash admits he’s not the kind of patient who gets in and out of a doctor’s office in 15 minutes. The 62-year-old Stowe resident has a long and complex medical history that includes diabetes, diverticulitis, depression and substance-abuse issues. Then, in July 2012, Sakash suffered a stroke, which left him unable to work. A […]

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Want more time, attention from a doctor?

  By Jean Hansen Advertorial Writer Dr. Mark O. Carlson of Siouxland Adult Medicine in Sioux City is practicing medicine the way he has always wanted that allows him to spend more time with his patients and provide more personalized healthcare. Carlson, a board-certified internal medicine specialist, is one of a rising number of doctors who have switched from traditional private practice to […]

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Disrupting the Traditional Primary Care Business Model- Direct Primary Care

by Ben Wanamaker It is exciting to see numerous new primary care delivery business models bursting onto the scene, including concierge medicine, retail clinics, mobile health vans, and direct primary care. While each model has its own merits, direct primary care has some really unique disruptive potential that we’d like to highlight. Direct Primary Care Defined Direct […]

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Can Direct Primary Care or Concierge Medicine Help Canada?

The struggle for finding a good healthcare and primary care system is one being experienced throughout the North American continent. While Canadians discuss possible changes to nationalized healthcare, the United States is struggling with the idea of adopting its Affordable Care Act. One potential solution which has not received much notoriety yet, is the steadily […]

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Direct Primary Care: being a partner in your own medical care

By Jerry Myers Dr. Michael J. Gorman opened a new type of medical practice in Oct. 9: new for Mesquite, at least. What sets this apart from other medical practices in this area is the type of doctor-patient relationship this model of practice offers. Gorman describes Direct Primary Care as “concierge medicine for the masses.” […]

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