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N1 Health Sponsors Escape Fire Screening At Ridgefield Playhouse, Connecticut

Escape Fire: The Fight To Rescue American Healthcare will be screened at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, December 5, at 7 p.m. With the current debacle concerning American healthcare, the film is timely and provocative. An elite network of private medical practices known as n1Health is renting out The Ridgefield Playhouse and inviting the community […]

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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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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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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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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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WHY IS IT HARD TO SEE A DOCTOR IN VERTMONT

INFOGRAPHIC LINK South Burlington, Vermont (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Dr. Alicia Cunningham, a Vermont concierge doctor,  announces this morning that she has released a new infographic, located at http://www.aliciacunningham.com/why, that explains the “quiet exodus” of internal medicine doctors from the State of Vermont. The most common question my prospective patients have is “Why can’t I […]

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Nation’s First Health Insurance Plan for Direct Primary Care

Qliance and Physician Care Direct Introduce Nation’s First Health Insurance Plan for Direct Primary Care SEATTLE, WA–(Marketwired – Sep 23, 2013) – Qliance Medical Management Inc. and Physician Care Direct (PCD) today announced the nation’s first health insurance plan for Direct Primary Care, an increasingly popular model of flat-fee medical care. The unique offering wraps […]

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Concierge Medicine Grows in Greenville South Carolina

Subscription Medicine: Concierge practices are a growing healthcare model By April Morris When the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is fully implemented, experts predict that between 25 and 30 million people will join the newly insured in the United States. With aging physicians retiring and fewer entering general practice, experts also predict longer waits in the […]

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The Conversion Conundrum

THE SILENT CRY FOR A NEW MODEL TO SUPPORT PHYSICIANS IN THE “POST-CONVERSION” ERA OF PRIVATE MEDICINE By Tom Blue, Co-founder of n1Health The private medicine industry is poised for a long-awaited change. Since the dawn of the movement, private (“concierge”) physicians have failed to capture the real demand for their services. While the number of private […]

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Direct Primary Care vs Concierge Medicine

A Destructive Debate: Direct Care vs Concierge Medicine By Tom Blue, June 2013 As the field of private medicine rapidly expands and diversifies, an important yet confusing distinction among private physician practices has caught the attention of the media and other industry stakeholders. A growing number of practices are aggressively defying the widespread misperception of “concierge” […]

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Where Do Patients Go To Find Concierge Medical Care?

Patient inquiries into “how to find a concierge doctor” are growing nationwide. However, locating the concierge physicians is not easy. In response, Concierge Medicine Journal launches its official Concierge Medical Care Directory: ConciergeMedicalCare.com. Demand Is Continuing To Rise “Locating a local concierge physician can be difficult for patients. We have been experiencing a steady and growing […]

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ObamaCare And The Rise of Concierge Doctors

ObamaCare Will Bring about a Two-Tiered Health Care System By John C. Goodman, President and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis for The Heartland Institute, July 23rd, 2013. President Obama’s health care law is supposed to insure 32 million additional people by this time next year. These newly insured will try to consume […]

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Health Plan Rorschach Test: Direct Primary Care

By Dave Chase CEO of Avado, on Forbes.com July, 6, 2013 Despite its inclusion in Obamacare, Direct Primary Care (DPC, aka Concierge Medicine for the Masses), it’s surprising how few health insurance executives know about DPC. Once I explain it to them, I have found it’s an excellent Rorschach test reflecting whether that executive’s organization is playing to win or […]

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We Have To Get The Culture Right: ZDoggMD At TEDMED

Zubin Damania, popularly know as ZDogg MD, offers and inspiring and thought provoking look at his life in modern medicine.  His entertaining style of communication may be criticized by some, but his messages engage the masses. This power to engage ensures that his ideas are heard and most importantly acted on. Zubin shares his experience […]

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Another Concierge Medicine Perk for Patients: Saving Money

NEW YORK (MainStreet)—For years, experts have been predicting the transition of primary care doctors away from high patient loads and low reimbursements from health insurers to the potentially more lucrative and less time-consuming practice of concierge medicine. Concierge doctors provide same-day appointments and 24/7 direct cell phone access. The national average annual fee is $1,612 […]

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Nation’s First Hybrid Concierge Medicine Gynecology Practice from Concierge Choice Physicians

Dr. Connie Casad is the first gynecologist in the nation to provide the hybrid concierge medicine practice model for enhanced gynecologic procedures. Dallas-based physician Dr. Connie Casad has become the first gynecologist in the nation to offer the hybrid concierge medicine model from Concierge Choice Physicians. Dr. Casad chose the hybrid model to offer her […]

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Concierge Medicine: Abandoning The Insurance System For Cash And Better Care

Cash-only doctors abandon the insurance system By Steve Hargreaves, CNN Money, June 11 2013 Fed up with declining payments and rising red tape, a small but growing number of doctors is opting out of the insurance system completely. They’re expecting patients to pony up with cash. Some doctors who have gone that route love it, saying […]

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MedLion Praises AAPP For Supporting Direct Primary Care

MedLion Applauds American Academy of Family Physicians Support of Direct Primary Care In yet another boom to the desire for new practice models in this country’s long-suffering healthcare industry, America’s largest family medicine organization—the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)—announced recently its support of Direct Primary Care (DPC), a low-cost, high-quality formula that has shown […]

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