By Rachida Essadiq
Feb 18, 2014 – Business savvy physicians making the switch to concierge medicine are changing the face of healthcare- one subscription at a time. The concept behind concierge medicine is simple: patients pay a monthly “subscription” fee to a physician, sometimes with a small “per visit” fee for access to a physician’s services. Subscription fees for a basic, primary care office can range from $50-$150 per month, which increase for higher end, more in depth services. This model often allows physicians to evade the hassle of dealing with insurance companies altogether while potentially reducing healthcare spending for patients who are “frequent” visitors, and give them better access to services.