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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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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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Disruption of the Healthcare Syndicate

By: G. Keith Smith, M.D My introduction to the practice of medicine began before I went to medical school. Dr. Don Garrett and Dr. Richard Allgood, both thoracic surgeons, allowed me to spend enough time with them to absorb countless lessons, many of which remain with me to this day. While both of these talented […]

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Doctor’s new ‘concierge medicine’ practice allows for more personalized care

Written by Taya Flores When Mike Heide of Lafayette called his doctor for medical advice last year, he expected to leave a voicemail. (But) he answered the phone,” said 54-year-old Heide.It was about two weeks before Christmas. His son-in-law, Ben Forth, developed a rash while in town visiting with Heide’s daughter, Krystin Forth. Heide wondered […]

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Do Not Blame Your Doctor For Going Concierge

Merrill Markoe’s reports that she was fired by her doctor in her article, ”My Doctor, the Concierge,” which was both sarcastically entertaining and painfully true. She writes a powerful commentary on the divide caused by insurance companies between doctors and patients. She is shocked at the rapidly growing trend of an access fee to see […]

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Doctors Become Reluctant Employees As Many Are Forced Out of Private Practice

By The Medicus Firm DALLAS, Feb. 21, 2014 — /PRNewswire/ — As consolidation in healthcare continues, and more mergers and acquisitions occur, many physicians are becoming employees and less interested in private practice ownership. How do physicians feel about the transition from practicing as an owner or partner of a practice, to practicing as an employee? The […]

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Doctors Stressed By Too Many Patients Turn To Concierge Medical Care

January 2, 2014|By Marni Jameson, Orlando Sentinel Five years ago, Dr. Ivan Castro of Winter Park was miserable with the way medicine was going. “I was constantly running behind to see the next patient and had to focus more on paperwork than on patient care,” recalls Castro, 52. That year, Castro changed his practice to the […]

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More Doctors Making House Calls, Concierge Medicine Sarasota

By Isabel Mascarenas Doctor Daniel Cooper’s patients see him, he’s the one making house calls. As he carries a large brown leather doctor’s bag, reminiscent of the ones used when doctors visited patients at home, Cooper stops by new patient John Sullivan’s home for a consultation. Sullivan says he and his wife spent about a […]

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Dr. Uday Jani Introduces A Personalized Concierge Medical Care Solution

New concierge medical care model incorporates traditional and integrative medicine Uday Jani, MD, has transitioned his family medicine practice to a personalized care model, also known as concierge medicine care. Based in Milton, Jani’s personalized care practice provides patients with a unique approach to overall health and wellness by offering both traditional and alternative integrative […]

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3 Reasons Why Americans are Turning to Concierge Medicine in 2014

What is concierge medicine and who is using it these services? Over the past decade, the trend in Primary Care Specialties has been for physicians to see an increasingly large panel of patients. This is due, in part, to decreasing reimbursements from Medicare and private insurance companies for primary care services. In many cases, physicians […]

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Is Concierge Medicine A Smart Choice for Doctors?

Rachida Essadiq for NTC Healthcare The Concierge Medicine Solution Examined Business savvy physicians making the switch to concierge medicine are changing the face of healthcare- one subscription at a time. The concept behind concierge medicine is simple: patients pay a monthly “subscription” fee to a physician, sometimes with a small “per visit” fee for access […]

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Concierge Medicine Iowa Opens to Serve Patients Through New Approach to Medical Care

West Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 In a day of lots of talk about changes in health care, Dr. Trae Ingram decided to do something about it. Ingram, a board certified family practice physician, decided there had to be something better for patients and for himself as well. Bothered by the need to […]

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A Place for Concierge Medicine in Workers’ Comp?

By: Rising Medical Solutions veryone seems to be talking about big data, analytics and how to leverage them toward better claims performance, including medical outcomes. But does better information alone drive optimal outcomes? Most likely, the answer is no. Experienced claims professionals understand that the complexity and cost of managing a portfolio of medical cases preclude […]

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New Trend In Health Insurance: Low-Cost Concierge Medicine

The New Concierge Medicine Trend A recent survey of physicians by the consulting firm Accenture found that one in three independent doctors is thinking about no longer accepting health insurance and going into what’s been called concierge care, where they cap the number of patients they see, and patients –who pay them as much as […]

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Physician Entrepreneurs Are Reinventing Themselves

Jacqueline Fellows A flourishing community of support is emerging for entrepreneurial physicians who believe they may have the next great idea for healthcare. As more physicians leave private practice to join hospitals and health systems as part of the employed workforce, some in the industry are raising questions about the disappearing identity of physician entrepreneurs If the […]

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Hayden Patients Say Concierge Medical Care Service Is A Healthier Alternative

Scott Maben The Spokesman-Review He doesn’t ride a horse or carry a leather satchel with a stethoscope and forceps. But patients describe Dr. Rich Samuel as a throwback to a simpler time in medicine. He gets them in quickly for appointments, offers leisurely visits and even answers their calls at night and on weekends. “We’re trying to go back […]

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The Doctor’s Team Will See You Now

A visit to the doctor may mean seeing someone else instead. An increasing number of practices are scrapping the traditional one-on-one doctor-patient relationship. Instead, patients are receiving care from a group of health professionals who divide up responsibilities that once would have largely been handled by the doctor in charge. While the supervising doctor still […]

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P&G Seeks to Sell Concierge Health-Care Operator

By Amy Or , The Wall Street Journal Procter & Gamble Co. is seeking to sell MDVIP, a personalized health-care operator catering to the wealthy, in what would be the latest divestment by a consumer goods and health-care company, people familiar with the situation said. P&G has mandated investment bank Piper Jaffray & Co. as its adviser […]

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Patients Embrace Hybrid Concierge Medicine

By Wayne Lipton It’s no surprise that more and more physicians are turning to concierge medicine practice models, particularly hybrid models.  But did you know that more patients are joining concierge programs than ever before? We work with large- and small-physician practices from coast to coast, and in the last few months, we can say definitively […]

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