Traditional Primary Care vs. Concierge Medicine

Traditional Primary Care vs. Concierge Medicine

Recent events have changed the way we see healthcare and emphasized the value of access to quality healthcare. This change has led to a surging increase in Americans signing up for personalized medical services, also called Concierge, or Direct Primary Care (DPC). While such practices see fewer patients to ensure the highest quality care for each and every person, it has introduced the idea of luxury, boutique healthcare experiences.

The recent changes in views of healthcare shed light on how many American’s don’t have healthcare or a primary care doctor at all, and among those who do, few feel they have a close doctor-patient relationship. While traditional primary care doctors tend to see up to 40 patients every day, leaving a lousy 10 minute appointment to each patient, concierge medicine focuses on more time with less patients. Increasingly more people look for more than just an office to visit when sick, rather; they want accessible healthcare with someone who truly cares and takes their time with them.

The recent changes in views of healthcare shed light on how many American’s don’t have healthcare or a primary care doctor at all, and among those who do, few feel they have a close doctor-patient relationship. While traditional primary care doctors tend to see up to 40 patients every day, leaving a lousy 10 minute appointment to each patient, concierge medicine focuses on more time with less patients. Increasingly more people look for more than just an office to visit when sick, rather; they want accessible healthcare with someone who truly cares and takes their time with them.

Along with more quality time with your physician comes more quality treatment. Concierge medicine focuses on providing care beyond just a prescription when you’re down with the flu; rather a focus on preventative treatment to improve your overall health and immune system, to get to the root of the problem

While traditional primary care tends to offer crowded waiting rooms and days, if not weeks to get an appointment, recent events have led people to question what to do if symptoms start showing at inconvenient times. What do you do if you get symptoms on the weekends or in the middle of the night? Concierge medicine guarantees your access to physician care, by offering round-the-clock phone availability and same-day appointments.

FAQ

A: Concierge medicine is a term used to describe and new style of medical practice in which patients pay an annual fee for enhanced medical services and direct access to their medical providers.

A: Yes. The concierge model that we are offering, allows patients to use their health insurance for services rendered by our providers that are covered under your health plan.

A: Yes. Your insurance will still be billed for covered services rendered by our office. You will also need health insurance for ER visits, hospitalizations, specialists, etc…

A: Yes. We are limiting our patient base to 150 patients max. By contrast most primary care offices will have a patient panel (patient base) of 3000 patients. This way we can ensure that our patients will receive the highest level of attention and care possible.

A: We will begin accepting new patients April 1 st , 2021

A: No. There are no limits on how often you can be seen by our provider(s).

A: No, Your annual fee covers our availability and your access to our providers.

A: No. Your annual fee will never change based on your health status.

A: Yes. Telemedicine is always an option for our members.

A: Yes. A provider will always be available to our members within a reasonable amount of time 24hrs per day 7 days per week. A provider will either meet you at the office or provide telemedicine services after hours.