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CMF 2020 A Virtual Success! 100+ Sessions, Replay Passes and Lessons Learned, What’s Next?!

“We brought this unique narrative and this world together to learn about how Concierge Medicine is changing the lives of Physician’s and Patients around us.”

Replay Every Session On-Demand Plus Access Our Online Courses and DIGITAL VAULT of Exclusive CMT Interviews with Speakers/CMT-CMF Faculty … (LEARN MORE)

By Michael Tetreault, Editor-in-Chief, Host, CMF

Award winning Physician, Dr. Bojana Weatherly shared insights on Integrative Medicine and Mindfulness in a Saturday morning General Session at the Concierge Medicine Forum. Replay EVERY Session of CMF 2020-2021 On-Demand! Over 3 years of Concierge Medicine and Subscription-based conference sessions! Renews annually. Cancel anytime. SAVE $425 vs Monthly | ($47.99/Mo. OR, $149.99/yr)

 

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NOVEMBER 18, 2020 – ATLANTA, GA USA

The 2020-2021 “Virtual” Concierge Medicine Forum kicked off November 12-14 and concludes December 31st, 2020. This annual conference in healthcare is organized and presented each year by Concierge Medicine Today (CMT), the industry trade publication for the Concierge Medicine and subscription-based healthcare delivery space.

The virtual conference this year is host to more than 50 speakers over the timeline of 6 weeks. CMF 2020 launched a new SAPS CME accredited pre-conference workshop on November 12, 2020 from 9am-5pm EDT entitled “Membership Medicine 101” (MM101). It was a CME accredited workshop about Subscription-based healthcare delivery marketplace, Membership Medicine models and was taught by industry consultants, Physician experts and includes a Physician panel sharing personal insights into their journey into Concierge Medicine, the pros and cons of the models, patient adjustments and positive outcomes personally, relationaly and professionally, etc.

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The multi-week virtual event kicked off with live chats, zoom rooms, dozens of breakout sessions, unlocked daily exclusive “Digital Vault” exclusive interviews on content that provides category-specific “deep dives” into a multitude of healthcare issues relevant to Doctors, PAs, NPs, RNs, spouses and medical staff.

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“More than twenty years later, the bustling and innovative Concierge Medicine space is inviting Doctors everywhere in to lead by example,” said Michael Tetreault, Host of the #conciergemedicineforum Virtual Conference from Atlanta, GA USA and Editor of Concierge Medicine Today (CMT). “You must be a good leader to be a great Doctor and this unique niche in healthcare will test you and bring out the DocPreneur inside every Physician, if that’s what they want. Concierge Medicine has become the conscience [an inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one’s behavior …] by which many Physicians in healthcare today routinely measure their own personal career satisfaction in medicine. It might not be right for you now but ultimately later in life we find Physician’s decide how satisfied they are in their own career and consider the option of moving into a Concierge Medicine or some form of subscription-based healthcare delivery business model that is rewarding to themselves and their patients.”

2020-2021 CMF Anchor Sponsors Included GRAIL and Specialdocs Consultants.

2020-2021 CMF Premier Sponsor was Cypress Membership Medicine.

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Concierge Medicine Today (CMT) event organizers, sponsors and Physician speakers brought this event to life with the help of Concierge Medicine Today (CMT), multiple Physician experts and industry insiders from a variety of healthcare backgrounds. Concierge Medicine Today (CMT) released and unlocked more than 30 breakout sessions on November 12-14, 2020 inside a new feature called their “Digital Vault”. The events replay each week and can be watched in their entirety now on demand through December 31st, 2020.

The Concierge Medicine Forum is now one of the largest virtual conferences planned in healthcare today with more than 50 speakers and nearly 100 on-demand educational sessions. Industry experts in transitions, cancer research, precision medicine experts, geneticists, cardiologists, hospitalist’s, pharmaceutical experts and many others joined Concierge Medicine Today (CMT) to collaborate and discuss the innovation and happenings rising in and because of the field of Concierge Medicine.

D. Laura Gallaher was the 2020-2021 CMT Concierge Medicine Forum KEYNOTE SPEAKER. Dr. Laura Gallaher has worked in the field of professional and personal development since 2005. Laura is an Organizational Psychologist, Speaker, Facilitator, and Executive Coach. She is the founder and CEO of Gallaher Edge. Her noteworthy career began after the Space Shuttle Columbia exploded upon re-entry in 2003, killing everybody aboard. Following the tragedy, NASA hired Laura and a team of organizational psychologists to change the cultural influences that were deemed to play a role in the accident. She worked for 8 years to positively influence culture, develop leadership capacity, and improve organizational performance at Kennedy Space Center.Laura was also hired to help manage the change associated with radical changes in the performance management process and philosophy at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. Laura is an expert teacher, trainer, speaker and consultant, particularly in the concepts of self-awareness, accountability, trust building and team cohesion.

“Concierge Medicine, like it or not, exposes what has yet to be accomplished between the Patient and the medical practice and Physician,” adds Tetreault. “In this way, this unique version of healthcare delivery creates a healthy sense of organizational discontent. Change is hard. That’s why we’re all here talking about it. We can’t ignore what’s happening to Physicians and Patients. Neither today are satisfied and leaving the medical office exam room satisfied. Have you ever sat on the other side of the exam room across from a Physician lately? Have you listened to the frustration inside the waiting areas? We have. And what we discovered year after year is that change is critical to bringing the Patient and Physician closer together. It’s easy to keep slipping into old patterns that seem to work or reimburse at this rate or that rate but we never see or experience real change. Change is and can be a means to an end. Today, Patients want their Doctor to change the way they communicate with them. Change in healthcare today is modeled here in Concierge Medicine by marrying the Hippocratic Oath with the Golden Rule. That should be the reality and example every of Patient-Physician encounter in our communities. These Doctors, this industry, are simply early innovators leading by example. They’re living, breathing story tellers that Patients are embracing it too.”

The virtual Concierge Medicine Forum (CMF 2020) continues online each day from November 12- December 31st, 2020 [until New Year’s Eve 2020 at midnight] with daily educational breakouts scheduled, community interaction, Master Mind Group discussions, Ice Breaker questions, topic-focused webinars and even live chats on Concierge Medicine Today’s all-new “Concierge Medicine FORUM” online FOR DOCTORS members-only community.

This virtual community event is hosted on Concierge Medicine Today’s (CMTs) members-only, online Master Mind Community which Concierge Medicine Today (CMT) built, curates and hosts on-demand online courses, monthly events, quarterly conferences and weekly webinars. This all in one place is a community where experienced Doctors and their team can learn what’s working, trade notes and network with each other each day and not feel disconnected any longer.

 

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Michael Tetreault, Editor of Concierge Medicine Today and Host of the 2020-2021 Concierge Medicine VIRTUAL Forum this Nov. 12-Dec 31, 2020

In 2021, Concierge Medicine Today (CMT) plans to host a live, in-person, COVID-safe face-to-face meeting in Atlanta, GA USA next fall 2021. More on that to come soon!

Over the years the CMT Concierge Medicine Forum has grown into the biggest concierge medicine communications and educational event of the year. This year it brought CMEs to the community as well as a diverse group of speakers, educators, medical faculty and innovative company CEOs and Founders to its stage.

It’s not only a place for Physicians to gain practical customer service and communications training, but it’s a welcoming place where Doctor’s, staff, Nurses, PAs, RNs and others can connect and collaborate with a community of like-minded people who do what you do and do it happily.

“We must remove every possible obstacle from the walkway of the worried, restless, irritated, annoyed, fretful, angry, depressed, concerned patient,” says Michael Tetreault, Host of the CMT Concierge Medicine Forum and Editor of the international trade publication, Concierge Medicine Today. “The exam room, the staff, the hallway, the front office and even the parking lot must be ready to serve and receive every Patient with a smile … without frustration, without waiting or last minute interruption. This is hard work. It requires an extra step in preparation which most medical offices and corporate leadership running medical offices are simply unwilling and don’t want to do. It’s different I get it. But this is how we lead Patients into a trusted and confidence-based relationship with their Doctor … by removing every possible obstacle on their path, one day, one step at a time. The goal is progress, not perfection and we must continue to lean in and support Doctors and teams that are will to do what’s difficult and raise the standard of care to a higher level.”

Concierge Medicine is not a new experiment. CMT speakers and organizations at the conference explained it’s the ‘modern version of how healthcare was delivered decades ago.’

Our three Physician Panel on Friday afternoon discussed the importance of a Physicians Role in “Social” Media and How Doctors Can Know What to Share and WHO their Target Audience Is Online …

“This is not a new concept or experiment,” adds Tetreault. “This is an old familiar model from decades ago brought back to life to help bring Patients and Physicians closer together. We can’t get there just by complaining about the same things, becoming tribal and siloed into our own camps in healthcare. We can’t keep listening to feel good theories, blaming bureaucracy or DIY-ing what we’ve heard for years. Our desire is for the Doctor-Patient relationship to be strengthened, a lot. We all know the relationship between Physician and Patient is an important one. But Physician’s tell us week after week that it’s been eroding for years now and very little is being done that stands up and does something about what’s happening. Concierge Medicine is not only a tool to aid in the fight with Physician Burnout, but Patient Fatigue and Patient Burnout as well. That’s a core belief behind our practical approach here at CMF and our new online, members-only Physician community, the FOR Doctors Concierge Medicine Forum. Most of the content our Physician readers and speakers present every week is not taught in medical school, not read in a medical text book, presented inside a CME event or taught at medical conferences. Our aim is to present and let you hear from your peers … teach what is not being taught and help you lean into every story you hear. We’ll place it into a webinar environment and bring to you on our stage each week, month and year … and present actionable steps you and your staff can do right away in your practice.”

20+ Lessons Learned and Key Takeaways You’ll Receive at the #ConciergeMedicineFORUM #FORDoctors Nov – Dec 2020!

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The theme of the CMT Concierge Medicine Forum virtual conference is “Creating a Culture of Collaboration.”

  1. If a Patient is breathing, encourage them!
  2. Stay creative when others around you stall out or worse yet, quit.
  3. “Do not wish your life away. If you don’t love where you are right now, you won’t love where you are going.” ~J.M.
  4. Know When to Listen.
  5. You don’t simply have just a job. You have an opportunity to make a difference in Patient’s lives!
  6. Patients want a Doctor who clearly believes the best in them. A Patient who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected. But too often we fail to stop at this intersection or yield to this simple truth. This is the intersection each day where where healthy habits can be formed and lifestyle change begins!
  7. “Pay Attention to Details. Focus on being truthful and helpful when communicating next steps to Patients in the exam room. The point here is to not miss where we [e.g. the Physician] can be ‘Helpful’ as well! This is a gift. Too often we’re more truthful than actually helpful. I can tell my Patients what to do. Often times those are just wishes. I need to start by being truthful and follow up by actually being helpful.” ~Dr. W.
  8. “The Doctors of the future understand that the greatest source of their credibility isn’t going to be the degree on the wall – it’s the Patients [e.g. customers] in our Practice. Specializations, sharing our medical degree expertise and applying what we’ve learned each day comes only after trust is established. Trust does not naturally happen simply because someone booked an appointment.”
  9. “Selling is transactional. Loyalty is relational. Be relational.” ~J.H.
  10. “Don’t live off the titles. If you’re good, you don’t need one. If you’re bad, one won’t help you.” ~J.M.
  11. The reason 77% of customers don’t care if brands disappear, and 82% of Patients around you said they wouldn’t care if your office closed tomorrow is because they don’t think “brands” [e.g. their Doctor] cares about them.
  12. “Instead of shouting how great the medical practice is, start talking about how great our Patients are and engage with them about their life. Try celebrating them.”
  13. Your staff are the most important asset of the practice. To improve your practice you need to improve your people.
  14. Listen to your Community more online. What are they interested in? “Like” their posts and start commenting. Don’t be afraid of social media as a Physician. It’s a truly useful tool!
  15. “Our keynote speaker, Dr. Laura Gallaher from Gallaher Edge (www.GallaherEdge.com) had incredible insight into why culture is so important inside the medical practice of every Physician right now,” notes Tetreault. (REPLAY PASS AVAILABLE …)

    When you have a benevolent heart for your community and a trusted relationship with your Patients, you have a walking, talking, breathing billboards that will say remarkable things about you when you’re not around … all throughout your community, for free!

  16. Continue the journey of learning but read things outside of the medical journals. Expand your knowledge. Some of the happiest Concierge Doctors we know read or stream 6-8 books per month!
  17. Rarely, if ever, have these words been said from inside the exam room: “I have a great idea!”
  18. “The only person who can raise the standard in your life, is you. Keep your standard higher than people who hire you.” ~J.M.
  19. Invest in yourself!
  20. “Giving over control and authority is essential for the success of your team.” ~J.M.

“Our keynote speaker last week (November 13, 2020 @11am EDT), Dr. Laura Gallaher from Gallaher Edge (www.GallaherEdge.com) had incredible insight into why culture is so important inside the medical practice of every Physician right now,” notes Tetreault. “We are attracting new Physician’s from around the globe and educating them about what Concierge Medicine is and will do for Patients and Physicians who could not attend otherwise. CMF 2020-2021 Physician attendees include Doctors from as far away as Prague, the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic and the 13th largest city in the European Union. Now that’s making an impact!”

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“Technology should not isolate any of us, but it has and continues to do so,” said Tetreault. “We’re all experiencing healthcare and life differently this year. We’re finding new ways to learn and stay connected to each other. We must stay connected. For six weeks we will learn together … connect with industry experts, bringing you dynamic medical and practical business education to help physicians young and seasoned from across various specialties and continents. The 2020-2021 Concierge Medicine Forum “Virtual” Conference isn’t over and we’re not taking our foot off the pedal just yet either … there’s more to come in 2021. When the community could not come to us, we went to the community of Physicians, wherever they are, whatever their circumstances in a crisis. We brought this unique narrative and this world together to learn about how Concierge Medicine is changing the lives of Physician’s and Patients around us.”

The Concierge Medicine Forum, held annually in Atlanta, GA USA each year draws Physicians from a variety of medical specialties, backgrounds and countries. They do things a little differently than you might expect from a traditional medical conference. That’s because the organizers and speakers they select want you to be different. A lot of medical offices and Doctors blend into the culture and communities around them, without Patients and their community really even knowing they are there to help. The tools which the Concierge Medicine Forum provides each year equips Doctors to stand out, to make an impact and not go unnoticed. It holds up a mirror and talks about what its like to be a Physician today as well as what it’s like to be a Patient on the other side of the exam room. And when that reflection in the mirror lines up with the vision Doctors have for Patient Care in their own community we see Doctors, Patients and medical offices changed and the research is proving this to be true.

We’ve got BIG PLANS for 2021! LEARN MORE About Upcoming Monthly Breakfast Webinars, Quarterly Conferences, Industry Mastermind Groups and Industry Resources/Companies Helping Doctors …

2020-2021 CMF Anchor Sponsors included GRAIL and Specialdocs Consultants.

2020-2021 CMF Premier sponsor was Cypress Membership Medicine.

VIEW 2020-2021 Supporting Sponsors and Organizations …

Michael Tetreault, Editor of Concierge Medicine Today and Host of the 2020-2021 Concierge Medicine VIRTUAL Forum this Nov. 12-Dec 31, 2020

“I think the overwhelming impact of the conference this year is how much engaging content on a variety of topics there were,” said one Physician attendee. “There’s truly something in this conference for everyone. The content was overwhelmingly useful and engaging, like always. We saw viewers address topics on the key issues of the day critical for Physicians and it provided a lot of hope in this challenging time which is my greatest testimonial. We as attendees bumped into practitioners from around the globe and we’re able to talk to experts and supporting organizations that can help us take the next step in cancer testing, precision medicine testing and even help from consultants and Physicians who’ve got the daunting task of helping Physician’s like me transition into concierge medicine.”

The virtual conference played host to more than 50 speakers, one pre-conference workshop on Subscription-based/Membership Medicine, included daily live chats, unlocked exclusive digital content that provided daily “deep dives” into a variety of topics.

“One of our advisors to this event this year said something a few weeks ago that really resonated with our team and Physician speakers. ‘When the Doctor becomes personable, he/she becomes memorable … and when the Physician in our lives becomes memorable, they become invaluable. That is truly remarkable and worth remarking to others about,'” quoted Tetreault. “I’m well aware of the tension that exists in healthcare and the bristle that some out there give when confronted with two of healthcare’s most polarizing words, ‘Concierge Medicine.’ I welcome these conversations and will talk to anyone who will listen about this tension that exists. At the end of the day, we might not agree and that’s okay. But we all know that it might be something we want for our own mother or our very own kids. These are great Doctor’s who are constantly innovating. They’re learning the social graces (e.g. kindness and creating a better way or a closer relationship with a Doctor) necessary to compete for the trust and friendship of their Patients now and in the future. We’re simply here to share their stories and make sure others know about what great things they’re doing in this space as well.”

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