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By Alex Kincaid and Katherine Kokal | Hilton Head, SC | The Island Packet
February 8, 2019
Robert Schatz moved from Colorado to Sea Pines on Hilton Head Island in mid-August. It took him until October — and phone calls to 14 different doctors’ offices — before he found a Hilton Head primary care physician accepting new patients who was not concierge. The island is experiencing a controversial increase in the number of doctors practicing concierge medicine. Under the membership-based business model, doctors see fewer patients who must pay an annual fee.In return, patients get around-the-clock access to their doctors via their email addresses and cell phone numbers, longer appointments, same-day or next-day appointments and in some cases, even house calls.

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