MEDPAGE HOT TOPICS: Is Concierge Medicine Sustainable?

By MedPage Today

Click_to_watch_video_IKON2MARCH 21, 2014 – Is concierge medicine a sustainable model given these practices often have smaller patient panels than traditional practices? We put that question to physicians working in this model and an expert in healthcare economics — Thomas LaGrelius, MD, a family physician in private practice in Torrance, Calif., R. Lawrence Van Horn, PhD, of the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management, Alan Sheff, MD, a physician with MDVIP in Bethesda, Md., and Wayne Lipton, Managing Partner of Concierge Choice Physicians. Their answer: “Yes,” because it helps make primary care a more attractive specialty to physicians.




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