New clinic offers concierge medical services

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa —Imagine being able to text or call your doctor on his or her personal cellphone and get in for an appointment within 24 hours. That’s the concept behind one of the metro’s newest medical practices.

Opening Concierge Medicine Iowa in West Des Moines only two months ago, Dr. Trae Ingram offers the kind of care the name of his practice implies.

“We’re trying to add that personalization back to the doctor-patient relationships, so we’re trying to make it as easy as possible for you to get to see the doctor or talk to the doctor,” said Ingram.

To make sure that’s possible, he plans to only see 300 patients total.

“We try to make it fit into your lifestyle instead of disrupt it,” said Ingram. “You call the office, you call my cellphone, you text me, email me and we set something up.”

Ingram said that’s the way medicine used to be and the concept might be restarting an old trend.

“I think it’s the wave of the future. I really do. With all the changes in health care i think this is probably where we’re headed,” said Ingram.


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