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Law and Business: ‘Should Doctors Consider a Concierge Medicine Practice?’

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By Alan S. Horowitz

September 11, 2013 – The relentless financial squeeze on providers from the government and insurance companies has made the personal doctor-patient relationship almost an endangered species. A physician with 2,000 or 3,000 patients, a common practice size, has limited time to listen to each patient, making it difficult to establish a strong personal bond. The desire to cut down on the number of patients a doctor sees and provide more personal service and better care is driving a growing trend in the medical marketplace, namely concierge medicine. The American Academy of Private Physicians (AAPP) reports that in 2012, there were 4,400 concierge doctors in the U.S., up 30 percent from the previous year. In January 2013, Forbes reported on a study done by Merritt Hawkins for The Physicians Foundation that “found that 9.6 percent of ‘practice owners’ were planning to convert to concierge practices in the next one to three years.”

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Source: Alan S. Horowitz is a contributor for Software Advice, Inc.; http://www.physiciansnews.com/2013/09/11/should-doctors-consider-a-concierge-medicine-practice/

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