Tag Archives: private physician

Apprehensive, Many Doctors Shift to Jobs With Salaries

By ELISABETH ROSENTHALFEB. 13, 2014 American physicians, worried about changes in the health care market, are streaming into salaried jobs with hospitals. Though the shift from private practice has been most pronounced in primary care, specialists are following. Last year, 64 percent of job offers filled through Merritt Hawkins, one of the nation’s leading physician placement firms, involved hospital […]

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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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Tom Blue – 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” medicine by pricing their services at levels easily […]

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Rise in Concierge Medicine Draws Scrutiny

Once again the concierge medicine community draws some questions about its reduced practice sizes and direct pay model. It is unfortunate that the failures of  the health care system as a whole are pinned on doctors and patients that leave the system. Concierge medicine is not for every patient nor every doctor. Patients need care today and […]

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Concierge Medicine: Not Just On TV- Meet The Real East End Docs

By Kathryn G. Menu for The Sag Harbor Express Since 2009, the concept of concierge medicine in the Hamptons is most closely associated with the USA Network television show, “Royal Pains,” featuring a doctor who attends to the wealthy and glamorous, often on sprawling estates overlooking the ocean. But concierge medicine is not just a […]

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MD2 International Opens Upper East Side Concierge Medicine Primary Care Office

MD² International, the founders and definitive providers of concierge medicine, opened their Park Avenue practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with Drs. Shari Midoneck and George Ellis. The expanding collection of primary care offices now grants select families access to the most highly sought-after internists and specialists in the most well traveled cities in the […]

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Direct Primary Care Practices Bypass Insurance: Concierge Medicine for the Masses is Here To Stay!

Dave Chase, Forbes contributor and Healthcare IT CEO of Avado,  offers us a detailed look at the Direct Primary Care, or concierge medicine for the masses, via California Healthcare Foundation. Please download the full document via California Healthcare Foundation link at the bottom. The article offers a comprehensive look at direct primary care, which relates to […]

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Los Angeles Doctors Discuss Alternative Practice Models at AAPP Conference

Physicians News Network, April 1, 2013 As Obamacare is phased in, Los Angeles doctors, lamenting declining reimbursement rates coupled with greater overheads, are looking for alternative practice models. The recent 2013 American Academy of Private Physicians (AAPP) conference in Palm Desert offered physicians a chance to compare experiences. After having been in solo practice for […]

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Call Your Doctor… on a Rotary Phone

Tom Deegan, blogger HuffPost Healthy Living, March 1, 2013 Remember when “going to my doctor’s office” was a familiar phrase? Have you heard it lately? Not as much, I bet. Now we have urgent care, the community clinic, and new-and-improved emergency rooms. The Affordable Care Act talks about supporting the primary care physician — medicalese […]

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Alberta Canada Weak on Rules for Private Clinics: Concierge Medicine Canada

Alberta’s regulations around private medical clinics are weak compared to elsewhere in Canada and authorities lack the will to enforce the rules, a bioethics expert said Tuesday during a panel discussion at the province’s queue-jumping inquiry. Dr. Lynette Reid, associate professor at Dalhousie University’s department of bioethics, told the inquiry she’s studied the policies provincial […]

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