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MEMBERS.MD: ‘Concierge medicine’ offers more personalized health care. (Omaha, NE)

By Amanda Crawford

OMAHA, Neb. APRIL 28, 2015 — A trip to the doctor’s office can mean crowded lobbies and long waits. That’s why some doctors are turning to a different type of health care.

“Our patients are able to call the physician directly on their cellphone or send them a text message or an email,” said Dr. Matthew Bott, a physician at Members.MD.

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It’s called concierge medicine.

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There are no waiting rooms and patients get 24/7 direct contact with the doctor.
Bott said spending more time with a patient means fewer tests and a more accurate diagnosis, saving the patient money.

“I travel quite a bit and the opportunity to have access to a doctor whenever I need one is huge in my eyes,” said Dan Taute.

The cost per year? $2,500. For some patients, that’s a price that works.

“I can’t speak for other people, but for me, where we are, it certainly makes a lot of sense,” Taute said.

Concierge medicine has taken off on the coasts, and right now, there are only a few clinics offering the personalized health care in Nebraska.

It’s always a good idea to double check with your insurance company before switching doctors or offices.

Check out the below links for more helpful information on concierge medicine:

Members.MD: http://members.md/
MDVIP: http://www.mdvip.com/
SOURCE: http://www.ketv.com/health/concierge-medicine-offers-more-personalized-health-care/32592542

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