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Concierge Medicine: A trend that’s arrived in northern Michigan?

In Healthcare, Issue 2018 July | By Mary Bevans Gillett

Lots of one-on-one time and same-day visits are the promises concierge medicine docs say have personalized patient care. So far, four area physicians have affiliated with MDVIP, a Boca Raton, Florida-based primary care concierge service that links affiliated physicians in a network spread across the country. To join, patients pay $1,650 for an annual membership. Practices are limited to 600 patients or fewer, about half of traditional fee for service, a small office of which would typically have about 1,500 to 2,500 patients. Patients continue to carry private insurance and/or Medicare, and are referred to specialty care as in any other practice setting. Each affiliated medical office is run independently by each physician.



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