Tag Archives: concierge physician

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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Why paying doctors salaries instead of fees won’t make healthcare cheaper

By Max Nisen One of the lesser-known consequences of health care reform in the US is a massive consolidation of doctors. Former private practice physicians are getting sucked into hospitals or networks of affiliated practices and hospitals. Beyond hospital recruiting, uncertainty about the health care market, lower insurance and Medicare payments, and malpractice premiums have driven many […]

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Concierge doctors: Are they worth the higher price?

By Claire Doan SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —Concierge medicine is touted as a new, better form of health care, with more personalized attention from your doctor and even same-day appointments. But are the extra benefits worth the higher price? Jerry Verseput, who enjoys half-hour visits with his doctor, is a believer. “It’s not just trying to get me in […]

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Obamacare Leading Doctors to Look at Alternative Medicine

PANAMA CITY BEACH As millions of Americans face growing uncertainty about their healthcare plans, many finding alternatives. The idea of concierge medicine It was introduced a few years ago in larger cities like Atlanta, where it is growing in numbers.Now one local clinic is trying a similar approach to provide unlimited primary care for a flat […]

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Direct-Pay Primary Care: The Market Road To Freedom

Posted on February 3, 2014 by Beth A growing number of doctors are finding the joy of medicine in concierge medicine. Dr. Rob Lamberts is just the latest to write about the freedom and satisfaction he is experiencing by a medical practice where his patients pay him directly, rather than through a third-party (government or private insurance.)  To put it […]

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Dr. Mark Pinsky Brings Concierge Medicine To Brevard

BREVARD COUNTY • SUNTREE, FLORIDA – Perhaps you’ve heard the joke about the “Rule of Three” when it comes to getting your doctor’s attention. It takes three months to get an appointment with your physician, you wait three hours in his waiting room before he sees you and then you get three minutes with him […]

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NYC: doctors abandon sick masses, promise ‘life extension’ for billionaires

Wall Street-types in Manhattan now think that doctors who accept private insurance are inadequate for their gilded bodies. Welcome to the world of concierge medicine on steroids: The health care market in New York is sufficiently unusual that members of the affluent classes routinely question the merits of doctors who do take insurance. How could the doctor […]

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Forefront Of High Class Concierge Practices.

On a recent morning, Edward S. Goldberg, an unusually affable internist who bears the look of a scholarly Robert De Niro, sat in his office on the Upper East Side and described the realities of practicing general medicine in the Manhattan of the 21st century. Dr. Goldberg, who also retains a specialty in gastroenterology, opened […]

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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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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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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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Business: The ‘concierge’ will see you now

October 27, 2013 5:00 am  •  KATHLEEN STINSON Sun Staff Reporter Dr. Neal Mogk thinks he has found a better way to manage his medical practice that improves the service he provides to his patients. Dr. Mogk, a board certified family practice physician, has decided to change his Beaver Street Family Practice to what he calls a […]

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How Concierge Medicine and HSAs Work Together to Cut Health Care Costs

Concierge medicine seems to be the new trend in health care these days, with more people than ever choosing this type of provider over more traditional physicians. When you combine the benefits of concierge medicine with a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) that’s linked with a health savings account (HSA), you have a winning combination. What […]

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5 Tips for Finding A Caring Concierge Physician.

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY — (Marketwired) — 10/01/13 — Research shows patients with more personal relationships with their physicians are healthier and have better outcomes(1). The problem today is that it’s becoming more difficult to build a relationship with a physician who has the time to offer that level or care. Next to personal finances, the […]

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Want Better Health? Five Tips for Finding a Concierge Physician Who Cares

Concierge Choice Physicians: Want Better Health? Five Tips for Finding a Physician Who Cares   ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY–(Marketwired – Oct 1, 2013) – Research shows patients with more personal relationships with their physicians are healthier and have better outcomes1. The problem today is that it’s becoming more difficult to build a relationship with a physician […]

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Concierge Choice Physicians Offering Webinar On Adding Value To ACOs

Monetizing Concierge Medicine to Bring Value and Differentiation to Large Medical Groups, Health Systems, ACOs and Patient-Centered Medical Homes Concierge Choice Physicians: What:   Doctors, practice managers and administrators, as well as executive management strategists for large and mid-size groups can learn how concierge medicine can bring new private sources of revenue to support patient-centered […]

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Concierge Medicine in North Texas

DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – Frustrated with packed waiting rooms, mounting paperwork and falling reimbursements, thousands of physicians are abandoning traditional practices in favor of what’s being called ‘concierge’ or ‘boutique’ medical practices. Doctors typically charge a flat fee that can range from a few thousand dollars a year to $50,000 annually in some parts of […]

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Concierge Medicine Continues to Grow in Alabama

By Kelli Dugan | kdugan@al.com for AL.com, August 4, 2013 Waiting rooms no more: Mobile doc’s concierge practice offers patients access – for a price Dr. Diana Hashimi might not be able to single-handedly heal an overburdened system, but her new truly private practice, Access MD, aims to restore the care in healthcare one Mobile, Alabama patient […]

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