If you see Lyndell Scoles, a physician who practices internal medicine in Columbia, he might prescribe you a book to read. He might drop by for a house call or use an app to find you low-priced medicine. He might even trim your toenails. And with an innovative, comprehensive model of medicine, Scoles has time for it — time to respond to the two phone calls, four texts, two photographs and one online message he received from his patients this weekend. Welcome to Scoles’ world of personalized preventive care, popularly known as concierge, retainer or boutique medicine. It’s like Amazon Prime or Netflix — but instead of free two-day shipping or “Stranger Things,” you get a doctor.
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