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-James E. Dalen, MD, MPH, ScD (hon), Joseph S. Alpert, MD | This article originally appeared in the August 2017 issue of The American Journal of Medicine.
NOVEMBER 2017 – An increasing number of primary care physicians are downsizing to a concierge medical practice (also termed “retainer-based medicine”). In a concierge medical practice, the physician limits the number of patients in his practice and offers exclusive services for an annual fee. The patient pays a surcharge for increased access and additional services from their physician.1