Physician Practices and Smart Electronic Communications

I once worked in a medical practice where the doctor gave his personal cell phone number to everyone. Patients, supply and drug representatives, employees, all were able to contact the doctor directly. He was proficient with texting, so in addition to phone calls he got electronic text messages. Sometimes those messages were personal, but sometimes […]

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MDVIP coming soon

By Atina Roberts  Big changes are coming to a local doctor’s office. Dr. LaMonda, who practices in Columbia, conducted a meeting in Moberly on Wednesday (March 5), to inform his patients of a new way of practicing medicine. He is adapting a basic concierge-type philosophy. He has recently become part of a service called MDVIP. […]

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More Signs Employer Health Exchanges Lower Costs

Another batch of companies that turned to a new concept of giving their workers money to buy health benefits via private online marketplaces known as exchanges are seeing lower health care costs. Employee benefits consultancy Mercer says companies that moved to its marketplace saved “an average of $800 per employee.” About one-third of that amount, […]

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‘Silent Exodus’ From Medicine Threatens Patient Access to Care, Study Says

October 16, 2012 11:30 am James Arvantes – The nation’s physicians are disengaging from the practice of medicine by working fewer hours and seeing fewer patients. This silent exodus from the medical profession, driven by changes in the practice environment, has reduced patient access to physician services.   That’s one of the key findings of […]

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New style of medical practice promises greater attention, more personal care

Charles Oliver charlesoliver@daltoncitizen.com Call it the wave of the future or maybe a return to ancient practice. Dr. Stephen Carson’s medical practice sounds a little like both. Carson sees a limited number of patients (600), people willing to pay more for an enhanced level of service. That gives him the ability to really spend time […]

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Prairie Health & Wellness, a new direct-care practice, opens in Wichita

Emily BehlmannDigital Editor-Wichita Business Journal The latest family medicine practice to begin seeing patients in Wichita is unusual in two ways, says family physician Dr. Jeffrey Davis. First, it’s a direct-care practice, taking payment directly from patients instead of working with insurance companies. Second, it focuses on functional medicine, which means spending more time with patients […]

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One Focus Medical set to open April 1

Patty Miller The Edmond Sun EDMOND — Edmond doctor Jeffrey Davenport, M.D., is planning to open a new practice, One Focus Medical, on April 1. It is a new membership-based, insurance-free, direct-to-patient primary care clinic. Built on the concept that the patient pays a small monthly membership fee for unlimited access to his or her doctor, […]

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McLean (VA) doctor says ‘concierge medicine’ is future of primary healthcare

In two weeks, McLean internist Dr. David J. Jones will be taking a giant occupational leap. “As of April 1, I will no longer be accepting medical insurance,” he said. “That’s it.” Jones is one of a growing number of doctors who are becoming increasingly frustrated with what they say is an inefficient primary care […]

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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 […]

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Puget Sound Physicians Rally Behind New Health Insurance Model

Eastside Family Medicine Clinic joins other regional groups in adopting Physician Care Direct’s Employer Health Ownership Plan™. Primary care-focused health plan gives small- and medium-sized employers the same control over costs as larger employers PR Newswire BELLEVUE, Wash., March 11, 2014 BELLEVUE, Wash., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Amid news that health insurance premiums will rise for nearly two-thirds […]

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Holistic Response to Obamacare: Direct Primary Care Texas

Physician Responds to Obamacare Holistically Austin Osteopathic Family Medicine reveals a natural alternative to the Affordable Care Act. We are attempting to return to the old doctor patient relationship, which includes longer, more personalized visits. My patients truly appreciate being seen on time, not being rushed, and knowing the cost of their treatment before the […]

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Concierge Medical Care in Alabama

Alabama doctors now offering concierge medical care BY LYDIA SEABOL AVANT for The Tuscaloosa News, March 8th, 2014 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A growing model of health care has now come to Tuscaloosa. An estimated 5,500 doctors in the United States are concierge doctors — physicians who charge patients an annual fee, usually ranging from $600 to […]

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Concierge Medicine Dalton Georgia

By Charles Oliver, for the Daily Citizen, March 8th, 2014 Call it the wave of the future or maybe a return to ancient practice. Dr. Stephen Carson’s medical practice sounds a little like both. Carson sees a limited number of patients (600), people willing to pay more for an enhanced level of service. That gives […]

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Concierge Medicine Founder Celebrates 18 Years of Innovation

Widely credited with originating the concept of concierge medicine, MD² celebrates 18 years of practicing highly personalized care. MD² began in Seattle, WA, and now has a collection of eight offices affiliated with world-class medical institutions. Each MD² physician cares for only 50 families—granting them the luxury of time to practice medicine tailored to fit […]

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New Law’s Demands on Doctors Have Many Seeking a Network

TAYLORSVILLE, Ky. — Dr. Sven Jonsson, a primary care physician in this rural community, is seeing a steady tide of new patients under President Obama’s health care law, the Affordable Care Act. And so far, it is working out for him. His employer, a big hospital system, provides expensive equipment, takes care of bureaucratic chores […]

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Obamacare turning doctors into pencil-pushers

By JEFFREY SINGER, M.D. SPECIAL TO THE LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL As a general surgeon with more than three decades in private clinical practice, I can safely say that Obamacare is the culmination of the changes that I’ve seen in the way doctors practice medicine. Unfortunately, these changes have been less progressive and more regressive, with […]

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Tuscaloosa Embraces Concierge Medicine

Concierge Medicine Dr. Steve Lovelady talDr. Steve Lovelady talks with Justin Little at his office in Northport. Two primary care physicians in Tuscaloosa are shifting to concierge medicine, offering their services to a limited number of patients with an annual fee of around $1,600 a year for more attention and shorter wait times. But, that […]

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A Simple Request To Congress From The Front Lines: Direct Primary Care

By Garrison Bliss for The Hill I know that there is going to be another scuffle over the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). I know that we have already paid $150 billion on “doc fixes” since 1997, and I know that everyone in healthcare is trying to make sure that their ox will not be gored. […]

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Concierge Medicine No Longer Just For The Rich

By Kara Byers  ATLANTA (CBS46)  How much is a doctor’s visit worth to you? With a growing shortage of primary care physicians across the country and the phasing in of the Affordable Care Act, an appointment with your doctor is becoming a hot commodity. But Dallas Rhodes got right in for his annual physical at PartnerMD, […]

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Doors Open at New Concierge Medical Office in Sarasota

Sarasota, Fla. – Dr. Steven Fineman has opened Sarasota Personal Medicine (SPM), a concierge style internal medical practice in Sarasota, located at 1250 S.Tamiami Trail, Suite 202. Joining a growing national trend of personal, concierge physicians, Fineman will limit the number of patients at his new practice, offering convenience of same day appointments and direct […]

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