Metro Denver doctors take concierge practices to the masses

By Ed Sealover, Reporter | Denver Business Journal | Feb 1, 2013 |In a health care landscape dominated by increasing malpractice insurance costs, declining insurance reimbursements and shrinking time that doctors can spend with patients, more and more physicians are looking to direct primary care — otherwise known as concierge medicine — to allow them to practice the way they always felt they could.

But because the shift from traditional care to concierge medicine often involves doctors having to dump thousands of their patients — particularly lower-income clients — some are searching for other options. And that has led to the rise of hybrid concierge medicine, where primary-care physicians allot designated amounts …



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