MARCH 1, 2017 – Countless interviews over the years with successful Concierge Medicine Physicians inform us that for one to succeed in Concierge Care, you must understand that your audience is overwhelmed. Reaching an overwhelmed audience isn’t great for doctors. Between insurance headaches, EOBs, prescription renewals, etc., the patient of today yearns for simplicity because they are overwhelmed by marketing and noise. Just a few weeks ago (February 2017), we wanted to know ‘What are the attractive character qualities of great physicians in the field of Concierge Medicine and its mass market, cash-only, low monthly fee variant, Direct Primary Care in the marketplace?’
Through our polling, additional supporting interviews with physicians and others, we invariably found echoes of the habits and books that led physicians to their ultimate destination.Nothing can replace the intensity and knowledge that comes from learning about authentic experiences from which other physicians, DocPreneurs and business leaders in healthcare have had in the field of Concierge Medicine. These experiences inspire others to move forward with their dream of leaving the hamster wheel of medicine or perhaps a contentious group practice or even a hospital environment and pursue their dream of becoming one day, a DocPreneur.
The Six Habits of Self-Made Concierge Doctors
DPC JOURNAL (Feb. 2017) POLL
“Leaders Are Readers”: Is Your Practice Full of Patients?
- 63% said … “I Read/Listen to About 1-2 Books Per Month.”
- 32% said … “I Read/Listen to About 2-6 Books Per Month.”
- Less than 5% said … “I do not read/listen to any books for pleasure or business purposes.”
- 11% said … “I have a full patient panel and a vibrant medical practice.”
- 32% said … “I have a half-full patient panel and a growing medical practice.”
- 53% said … “I have a less than half-full patient panel and a lack-luster medical practice.
- Less than 4% said … “Other.”
THE DPC JOURNAL (Feb. 2017) POLL
Prior To Opening Your “DPC” Practice (ie Cash-Only), Had You Considered Entering Another Career Field Outside of Medicine Altogether?
- 35% Said “Yes.”
- 65% Said “No.”
NATIONAL: Concierge Medicine Today Releases 2017 Top 25 Must Read Books for Concierge Doctors, All Peer Recommended Titles.
CONCIERGE MEDICINE TODAY (Eight Years Ago, circa 2009) POLL
Prior To Opening Your “Concierge Medicine” Practice, Had You Considered Entering Another Career Field Outside of Medicine Altogether?
- 59% Said “Yes.”
- 41% Said “No.”
- 63% Said “More!”
- 14% Said “Less.”
- 23% Said, “Too Early To Tell.”
CONCIERGE MEDICINE TODAY (circa 2010) POLL
1 Year After Opening Your Concierge Practice, Would You Say That You Are More or Less satisfied Than Practicing In A Traditional Manner?
- 83% Said “More!”
- 11% Said “Less.”
- Less than 6% Said, “Too Early To Tell.” –