Doctors In Concierge Medicine Recognized For Leadership In Industry

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Twenty-Five Physicians (Total) Across The United States and Abroad Are Selected By CMT For The Biennial Editor’s Choice Award For Recognition within the Concierge Medicine Industry as Distinguished Physician Leader (or Distinguished Doctor) In Concierge Medicine. This industry trade publication recognition/Editor’s Award is bestowed upon unique Physicians who Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., believes have made a significant impact in some shape or form positively on the industry. Nominations/surveys and/r recommendations were received by CMT over past 24-months by (but not limited to/from): current and/or former Patients; and/or current and/or former employees; current and/or former peers and/or Medical Professionals and/or Colleagues and considerations were also accepted verbally to CMT Staff, received electronically and/or through an online nomination/application process. Concierge Medicine Today is proud to bestow this recognition to a select group of Physicians and individuals who have made a significant impact and/or contribution to Concierge Medicine as an industry. As the Physician recipient understands, this recognition can only be earned. Furthermore, The Recipient Believes Being a Great Doctor Is Not Simply About Being The Best Doctor In The World. It’s About Being The Best Doctor FOR The World and the Community In Which He/She Lives, Works and Services People Every Day. Photo/Credit: Concierge Medicine Today, LLC.

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MAY 11, 2022 | ATLANTA, GA USA – Every two years twenty-five (25) Physicians are named to the industry trade publication Concierge Medicine Today’s biennial Editor’s Choice Award for ‘Distinguished Physician Leader In Concierge Medicine’. Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., (CMT) is the national/international trade publication for the concierge medicine, private and subscription-based healthcare delivery marketplace. CMT is an advocate #FORDoctors, publishing a plethora of industry-specific news and entrepreneurial articles, conducting rigorous industry analysis and industry polling and surveys to better help healthcare professionals understand the nuances of the ever-changing Patient-Physician relationship.

“I am not a Physician,” said the Editor of CMT. “But I am a Patient and the perspective that affords us is that I know what it is like to sit on the other side of you and on this side of the exam room.”

CMT uses those insights, interviews and education to educate Physicians about their career options. CMT develops industry-specific stories, hosts educational live industry events and conferences, provides practice growth courses online and raises interest and Physician curiosity to help improve top of mind awareness (TOMA) about the subscription-based healthcare delivery space(s). They also provide business insights for Physicians seeking resources related to Physician and career burnout. CMTs efforts have been featured in Times Square on Thanksgiving Day, Annals of Internal Medicine; Outside Magazine; Advisory Board; Wolters Kluwer Library; Practical Pain Management; Town & Country Magazine; WSJ; Financial Times; PatientEngagementHIT; BARRON’S; NY Times; TIME; Huffington Post; BioSpace; CNBC; MetroUK; Medical Economics; CNN Money; Scientific American; NBC News; Consumer Reports; Heritage Foundation; Business Insider; Newsday; Crain’s New York Business; NY Post; Boston Globe; Cardiovascular Business; LA Business Chronicle; D-CEO; Dallas Business Journal; Texas Medical Assoc.; Money Crashers; Chiropractic Economics; Healthcare Finance News; Medscape; U.S. News & World Report; NPR®; Alaska Journal; Financial Planning; Healthline; Capital & Main; More Magazine; Becker’s Hospital Review; Fox Business; Reuters; & other professional media outlets and distinguished medical publications. They also host the industry’s annual medical education conference, the Concierge Medicine Forum held in Atlanta, GA USA where a plethora of international and U.S. Physicians and healthcare leaders present best-in-class medical education to Doctors and their team members. CMTs ‘Distinguished Physician Leader In Concierge Medicine’ recognition is a distinction held by less than one percent of doctors across the U.S. and the world every two years.

said about Concierge Medicine Today the following …

‘Physician Leaders’ (2) Educating Their Peers (Left to Right) Dr. Kelly Redden (left); Dr. Lorri Ayers (middle) and Michael Tetreault (Editor) At the Concierge Medicine Forum in Atlanta, GA USA, October 2021. Photo Credit Source: Liz/Concierge Medicine Today, LLC.

“When peers and organizations within healthcare are looking for exceptional Physician leadership examples to look up to, need proof of ideation that was then executed flawlessly by a Physician, they look to Concierge Medicine,” said the Editor-in-Chief of Concierge Medicine Today, Michael Tetreault. “These are individuals who in our professional opinion have made a significant impact in some shape or form positively on the industry of Concierge Medicine as a whole. In our opinion, they never seek a spotlight but they do deserve our gratitude, respect and applause. Today, it’s no secret that the patient experience in Concierge Medicine is uniquely different. Surveys of nearly 2,000 random individuals at CMT from the past two years has shown that patient burnout is also very real, just as Physician burnout and shortages is spotlighted in most medical news stories. Helping one gives rise to helping the other. It is no secret that when a Patient feels appreciated and invited into a relationship with their Physician they will and typically do more than is expected or anticipated. Concierge Medicine is a unique place in healthcare where Doctors become fans of their Patients rather than expecting Patients to become repeat customers of a busy and distracted practice. Healthcare organizations of the future are leaning-in and learning more and more about this uncommon place we call Concierge Medicine and they’re studying it. They’re finding Physician leaders creating remarkable medical practice environments that Patients actually want to remark to others about. These Physician leaders are often distinguished today by their appreciation FOR their Patients. This personal relationship between Patient and Physician is getting the attention of other leaders both inside and outside of healthcare and they are now taking notes about what is happening here. Are there other Physician Leaders out there who we may have missed or do not know about? Absolutely. We want to recognize them in the months and years ahead at Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., as well. Nominations for the 2024-2026 ‘Distinguished Physician Leader In Concierge Medicine’ application is available here. But one needs to understand that Concierge Medicine Doctors have unique medical environments and practices that have a culture of incredible appreciation and profound respect FOR their Patients. And it is this uncommon, active entrepreneurial genius and gratitude towards Patients verses volume that drives these Physicians inside of the exam room and outside of the Board Room to provide uncompromising customer service, be an example of social grace and create a truly unique patient care experience. In Concierge Medicine caring is defined by what service means. And it is here in Concierge Medicine alone where caring, is part of their Physician leadership profile.”

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Every year we (CMT) host the industry’s annual medical education conference, THE CONCIERGE MEDICINE FORUM, presented/hosted by Concierge Medicine Today, LLC. There are a variety of sponsors, speakers and exhibitors. OCTOBER 20-22, 2022 in Atlanta GA at the Forsyth Conference Center. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE … Photo Credit/Source: (C) Concierge Medicine Today, LLC/The DocPreneur Leadership Podcast/Academy

Over the past several years, Concierge Medicine Today found distinguished Doctors opening practices in markets like New York, Florida, Connecticut, California, Georgia, Texas, Illinois and London, England. This year, physicians are prominently working in various medical areas of healthcare which include: Cardiology; Integrative and Functional Medicine; Pediatric Care; Primary Care; developing employer-centric programs; Family Medicine; Executive Healthcare settings; Anti-Aging; mobile medical facilities; virtual ERs; practice within academic and hospital medical institutions; and even teach at some of the most prominent Universities. The result is Concierge Medicine Today’s 2022-2024 Distinguished Physician Leader In Concierge Medicine list.

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“It is so easy to provide a great patient-customer experience in concierge medicine,” says the husband of one Concierge Medicine Physician who is also a Physician himself and assisting his wife with the practice. “Because the bar is set so low today in our healthcare marketplace.”

Just Some of the Criteria Used (but is not limited to…) Evaluate Concierge Medicine Today’s ‘Distinguished Physician Leader In Concierge Medicine’ 2022-2024 Recognition

Twenty-Five Physicians (Total) Across The United States and Abroad Are Selected By CMT For The Biennial Editor’s Choice Award For Recognition within the Concierge Medicine Industry as Distinguished Physician Leader (or Distinguished Doctor) In Concierge Medicine. This industry trade publication recognition/Editor’s Award is bestowed upon unique Physicians who Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., believes have made a significant impact in some shape or form positively on the industry. Nominations/surveys and/r recommendations were received by CMT over past 24-months by (but not limited to/from): current and/or former Patients; and/or current and/or former employees; current and/or former peers and/or Medical Professionals and/or Colleagues and considerations were also accepted verbally to CMT Staff, received electronically and/or through an online nomination/application process. Concierge Medicine Today is proud to bestow this recognition to a select group of Physicians and individuals who have made a significant impact and/or contribution to Concierge Medicine as an industry. As the Physician recipient understands, this recognition can only be earned. Furthermore, The Recipient Believes Being a Great Doctor Is Not Simply About Being The Best Doctor In The World. It’s About Being The Best Doctor FOR The World and the Community In Which He/She Lives, Works and Services People Every Day. Photo/Credit: Concierge Medicine Today, LLC.

Concierge Medicine Today’s 2022-2024 Distinguished Physician Leader In Concierge Medicine list looks for Physicians who we believe have made a significant impact on patients, their peers, their community, their state, social media, clinical research and/or personalized treatment, use innovative technology and more. Concierge Medicine Physicians don’t accept the status quo. Therefore, we believe it is important to acknowledge specific physicians and certain practices every two years within the Concierge Medicine space … and hope they continue to reflect positivity, demonstrate kindness towards others, drive innovation in patient care and treatment decisions, continue to communicate with clarity, exceptional professionalism, provide value for Patients and uncover the unique benefits of this at-the-ready industry.

“Each Physician we recognize with this distinction every two years is typically chosen for a specific and/or singular reason by our publication,” said CMT Editor-in-Chief. “What they all have in common however is their curiosity to learn more about medicine, their great big heart for serving Patients and their irresistible desire to be a leader when their patients and the healthcare marketplace at-large asks them to step up to the challenge. Not only have they met this leadership challenge, they’ve sent back maps for others to follow and left their mark along the way.”

Our criteria and evaluation process includes but is not limited to:

  • Peer-to-Peer Survey/Reviews Received By CMTs Nomination Application
  • Patient Survey/Reviews Received By CMTs Nomination Application
  • Medical Education Participation/Cause Related-Effortts and Impact locally/statewide and/or nationally on a particularly subject(s)/topics
  • Wait-Times
  • Staff/Employee Surveys/Comments
  • Use of Innovative Healthcare Technologies Such As Pharmacogenomics; Whole Genome Sequencing Test(s); New Cancer Tests and more.
  • Appropriate Use of and Communication On Social Media Platforms
  • Educational Efforts (ie. about Concierge Medicine and their Specialties/Interests)
  • Education and Continued Learning/Further Areas of Study/Interests To Enhance Patient Care
  • Published Clinical Research Participation and Release of Education Specifically Related to Personalized, Subscription-Based Healthcare Delivery Model(s)
  • Patient Ratings/Reviews Since Entering a Concierge Care Model
  • Every year we (CMT) host the industry’s annual medical education conference, THE CONCIERGE MEDICINE FORUM, presented/hosted by Concierge Medicine Today, LLC. There are a variety of sponsors, speakers and exhibitors. OCTOBER 20-22, 2022 in Atlanta GA at the Forsyth Conference Center. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE … Photo Credit/Source: (C) Concierge Medicine Today, LLC/The DocPreneur Leadership Podcast/Academy

    The Incorporation of Value-Added Services Inside Their Practice

  • Innovative Services/Marketing Efforts
  • Charitable Participation Efforts In Their Local Community
  • Medical Influence and Participation in Industry Education/Spokesperson Opportunities
  • Community Involvement
  • They Exude Energy.
  • They Empathize. They Uplift.
  • Routinely Look for Combustion Points Within the Patient/Practice Experience. — (Source: Disney Institute’s book “Be Our Guest: Perfecting the Art of Customer Service”). It talked a lot about “Combustion Points” in the customer service process and experience.The author writes “… spots where even a finely tuned process can break down and, instead of contributing to a positive customer experience, begin to turn a guest’s good day into a bad one. It’s impossible to completely eliminate combustion points, but the goal is to stop them from turning into explosion points.” (*page 24)
  • And more.

“A ten minute or fifteen minute visit, are you insane?” said one Physician in Washington, D.C. we talked to recently. “I’ve spent hours with Patients … and at the end of the day, people understand the value of that.”

Only twenty-Five Physicians (Total) Across The United States and Abroad Are Selected By CMT For The Biennial Editor’s Choice Award For Recognition within the Concierge Medicine Industry as Distinguished Physician Leader In Concierge Medicine.

For many years now there have been a growing number of physicians in secondary Concierge Medicine specialties which include: Pediatric Concierge Medicine; Gynecology; Dentistry; Cardiology; Addiction and Recovery Medicine; Dermatology; General Surgery; Spine Surgery; Oncology and others. Specialty practices usually offer the same immediate access, longer appointments, and a proactive health focus similar to primary care concierge practices. Some also offer home visits.

“Two notable observations we encountered throughout our entire review process is usually related to patient comments received prior to transition and staff issues— which seem to plague most medical offices, even those inside the four walls of a Concierge Medicine practice,” said CMTs Editor-in-Chief. “A physicians reputation in the public and online is dramatically different from the patient reviews they may receive prior to a physicians entry into Concierge Medicine vs. after the conversion. Many [physicians] go from zero to hero in the eyes of their patients in a matter of weeks or months after moving into a Concierge Medicine subscription-based practice model. We have also noticed that the physicians staff and their individual attitudes towards patients still remains a sore spot among the doctor’s and patients concerns alike. Even post-transition, when physicians are well into managing their Concierge Medicine members, managing staff impacts the clinic’s annual patient retention and ultimately, their bottom line. However, it is amazing what can be accomplished when Physicians incorporate this healthcare delivery model in their community. It is only now years later, when we are all able to look back and see these dramatic career moves of the entrepreneurial Physician, or DocPreneur as we say here at CMT, that we see why so many patients are choosing to join these experiences that make so much sense.”

“What physicians and healthcare professionals are learning and observing in the Concierge Medicine space is having an impact on the entire healthcare ecosystem across the U.S. and abroad,” said Tetreault. “Every practice, program and Physician may differ, but from in-depth, 90-minute intake visits with your doctor, 30 to 60-minute follow-up visits at your convenience to the use of advanced genomic testing and lifestyle coaching, many Concierge Medicine physicians are leading by example and setting the standard high for patient experience, hospitality, customer service and blending healthcare expertise with more intentional relationship development questions between the Patient and Physician to better understand an individuals healthcare needs. A simply ‘satisfied’ patient is neutral which in customer service terms means an experience in healthcare that most of us are far too familiar with hassles and frustration. Healthcare should no longer get a pass on customer service. A Physician’s (any Physician’s) words and his/her influence and sage advice in our life is far too meaningful to us at their Patients to be spoiled by the distractions accumulating inside the healthcare box. Patient Satisfaction in this field [eg Concierge Medicine moreover] remains exceptionally high, according to our sources, and attitudes toward Concierge Medicine have undergone significant and positive changes in the past two decades and more.”

Concierge Medicine Physicians (Above) list how they provide ‘radical hospitality’ to their Patients each day at the industry’s annual conference in Atlanta, GA USA. Hospitality and relationship is at the core of a concierge medicine office experience. Everything in the practice is intentionally designed to draw the Patient and Physician together to enhance the healthcare experience all while moving the Patient towards better health. Photo Credit/Source: (C) Concierge Medicine Today, LLC/The DocPreneur Leadership Podcast/Academy

Concierge Medicine Today’s 2022-2024 Distinguished Physician Leader In Concierge Medicine list are the Doctors that patients, peers and other healthcare professionals may nominate over a two year period and the industry trade publication, Concierge Medicine Today and others may want to recognize for their impact on the industry. Ultimately, Concierge Medicine Today evaluates and decides those whom their publication believes have made a significant impact on this industry. It is important to note that not every Physician who is nominated makes CMTs list either. The list is not a paid spot, not a sponsorship nor an endorsed list and Doctors do not pay a fee whatsoever to be considered for nomination nor ultimately included on the final selection list. Today, as in years past, this is a list which is respected by the medical profession and peers alike as a source of quality information, insight and is a moment to recognize and support the hard work done by the Physician in his/her community.

“The art of medicine is the application of all this information and skills we learn and relaying this in a humane way to this one patient in front of you,” says Concierge Physician, Dr. Michael Luciano. “Which is the only thing that matters at this moment. I am here for you is what each patient deserves to feel. This in my opinion is what separates the good doctor from the great doctor. That skill is innate. Those going into the field for the right reasons have this within them.”

“Telling Patients to eat right and exercise is a wish, not a strategy,” said one Concierge Medicine Physician on the list. “We really have to spell out and educate.”

We (CMT) host the industry’s annual medical education conference, presented/hosted by Concierge Medicine Today, LLC. There are a variety of sponsors, speakers and exhibitors. This photo was taken at one of our recent national conferences, Oct 21-23, 2021 in Atlanta GA at the Forsyth Conference Center. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE … Photo Credit/Source: (C) Concierge Medicine Today, LLC/The DocPreneur Leadership Podcast/Academy

Twenty-Five Physicians (Total) Across The United States and Abroad Are Selected By CMT For The Biennial Editor’s Choice Award For Recognition within the Concierge Medicine Industry as Distinguished Physician Leader (or Distinguished Doctor) In Concierge Medicine. This industry trade publication recognition/Editor’s Award is bestowed upon unique Physicians who Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., believes have made a significant impact in some shape or form positively on the industry. Nominations/surveys and/or recommendations were received by CMT over past 24-months by (but not limited to/from): current and/or former Patients; and/or current and/or former employees; current and/or former peers and/or Medical Professionals and/or Colleagues and considerations were also accepted verbally to CMT Staff, received electronically and/or through an online nomination/application process. Concierge Medicine Today is proud to bestow this recognition to a select group of Physicians and individuals who have made a significant impact and/or contribution to Concierge Medicine as an industry. As the Physician recipient understands, this recognition can only be earned.

Furthermore, each and every Physician lives and breathes this motto whereby they inherently understand that ‘It is no longer about being the best Doctor in the world any more, it is about being the best Doctor FOR the world, FOR their Patients and FOR their local Community.’

If you have any questions about these physicians, their services, etc., please contact the doctor or doctor’s office directly.

CMT hosts the industry’s annual medical education conference, THE CONCIERGE MEDICINE FORUM. A variety of Physicians, industry leaders, sponsors, speakers and exhibitors take the stage. OCTOBER 20-22, 2022 in Atlanta GA at the Forsyth Conference Center. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE … Photo Credit/Source: (C) Concierge Medicine Today, LLC/The DocPreneur Leadership Podcast/Academy

“Our ‘Distinguished Physician Leader In Concierge Medicine’ recognition is always tough because we receive so many great comments, nominations and feedback about so many wonderful Doctors,” said the Editor-in-Chief of Concierge Medicine Today. “It’s been particularly challenging over the past couple of years because so many Doctors have sacrificed so much, gone above and beyond to serve their communities to address COVID-19 and other conditions in our communities. All the while on top of their routine workload and daily interactions required by Patients. We recognize that every Doctor today is facing impossible odds, long-hours, putting themselves at risk, sacrificing time with their own family and rarely receiving the recognition, respect or gratitude they deserve and yet, will never ask for. Every [Concierge] Doctor we speak with deserves our gratitude and respect. However, to echo one Doctors editorial statement we recently received, as we’ve learned over the years however, one of the most unique characteristics that makes concierge medicine different from so many other healthcare delivery models and what truly differentiates the good from the great … is that the great ones understand that in today’s culture, ‘It’s no longer about being the best Doctor in the world — it’s about being the best Doctor FOR the world, FOR your Patients and FOR your local community.'”

Concierge Medicine Today’s 2022-2024 list of the Editor’s Choice for ‘Distinguished Physician Leaders in Concierge Medicine’ is a Biennial Recognition. They are working inside of Integrative and Functional Medicine environments; Pediatric Concierge Care; Subscription-based Primary Care; Cardiology; Tropical Medicine; Family Medicine; Executive Healthcare and even Holistic Menopause and Anti-Aging practices.

Congratulations to the following Physicians and Perennial Physicians named to Concierge Medicine Today’s 2022-2024 list of ‘Distinguished Physician Leaders in Concierge Medicine’ who made our list (in alphabetical order):

  1. Atrium Health’s Perspective Health & Wellness
    • Dr. Lorri Ayers
      • Impact: Dr. Ayers is board certified in internal medicine. She is the medical director of Executive and Concierge Medicine and the medical director of Global Healthcare Services at Atrium Health Perspective Health & Wellness. She specializes in comprehensive and holistic care for adults. Her clinical interests include primary care, preventive medicine and women’s health. Source: AtriumHealth.org | Learn More About Dr. Ayers & Her Practice …
    • Dr. Kelly K. Redden, DO
      • Impact: Dr. Redden is board certified in internal medicine. She is the medical director at Atrium Health Perspective Health & Wellness – Executive Health Kenilworth and the laboratory director for Perspective Health & Wellness – Executive Health Kenilworth and SouthPark. She is the former assistant chief of medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Health, now known as Atrium Health, and was named a doctor of excellence in the Internal Medicine Residency Program. She is certified as a medical director of a moderately-complex clinical laboratory by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). Her passion is helping patients find balance in their busy lives so they can protect their most precious asset: their health. She feels prevention of disease is paramount for longevity and optimal function. Source: AtriumHealth.org | Learn More About Dr. Redden & Her Practice …
  2. Stephen V. Avallone, MD, FACP, PE
    • Impact: Stephen V. Avallone, MD, FACP, PE, has been appointed Regional Medical Director of Concierge Medicine for Cleveland Clinic Florida as the program adds a fourth location in West Palm Beach. This April the Cleveland Clinic Florida Concierge Medicine Program will open its doors to its fourth Florida location. This newest location, on 1515 North Flagler Drive, Suite 240 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 joins those already established in Fort Lauderdale, Stuart and Vero Beach. Cleveland Clinic Florida Concierge Medicine members receive comprehensive and coordinated care, extended appointments with a personal physician, and direct physician communication available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including support and coordination of care even when traveling for business or pleasure. Same day or next day appointments, minimized wait times, and seamless referral management are additional member benefits of the Concierge Medicine program. Source: Newsroom, ClevelandClinic.org | Learn More About Dr. Avallone & His Practice …
  3. Dr. Joel Bessmer
    • Impact: “To me, Dr. Bessmer has the heart of every Physician we all desire to see. He’s also gifted with the creative intuition to see the world of healthcare delivery differently than most of us and has an unstoppable ability to create unique businesses [more than one, I might add] that truly have a servants heart and can run themselves because of his vision and leadership he puts in place early,” notes Michael Tetreault, Concierge Medicine Today’s Editor-in-Chief. A native of Plainview, NE, Dr. Bessmer is passionate about providing the highest quality of health care to the Nebraska community. He opened his Members.MD-affiliated clinic to provide unprecedented care and significantly improve the quality of his patient’s lives. Dr. Bessmer is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. After completing his medical education, he joined the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) faculty in 1997, serving as associate professor of internal medicine, associate director of the internal medicine residency program, co-director of the UNMC medicine/ pediatrics residency program and medical director for UNMC Physicians Turner Park Clinic and Baker Place Clinic. Dr. Bessmer now serves as medical director for Members.MD. Source: Members.MD | Learn More About Dr. Bessmer, Members.MD, Strada Healthcare & His Leadership …
  4. Dr. Carrie Bordinko, RN, BSN, MD – Founder and CEO
    • Impact: Dr. Carrie Bordinko is a board-certified Internal Medicine Physician and one of the most creative Physician-Entrepreneurial minds you’ll ever have the pleasure to meet. Creating the space of Consolaré and Benessair Health has been her dream in the making over the last 20 years. Dr. Bordinko practices what she preaches by maintaining a daily regimen of fitness, nutrition, and moderation. She spends her limited free time weight lifting, boxing, horseback riding, and is currently mastering gymnastics, all after the age of 50. Source: Benessair | Learn More About Dr. Bordinko & Benessair …
  5. Ellie Campbell, D.O.
    • Impact: Dr. Campbell is the CEO/Physician-Founder of Campbell Family Medicine in metro-Atlanta. She is a Double Board-Certified Physician with clinical interests in family medicine and holistic care.​ Dr. Campbell has an inextinguishable hunger for learning and teaching both her Patients and her peers. Bringing her talents and expertise to teach physicians and medical professionals how to revitalize their passion to practice by relieving burn out! The staff at CFM refers to Dr. Campbell as the “Master of the Human Jigsaw Puzzle” and feel privileged to have her as their own family physician. Dr. Campbell is also the trusted physician to many physicians, surgeons, dentists, chiropractors, veterinarians, and their families. Source: Campbell Family Medicine | Learn More About Dr. Campbell & Her Practice …
  6. Dr Anuj Chaturvedi MRCGP, MS, MRCS, DMRD
    • Impact: Dr Anuj Chaturvedi has been a doctor for over 30 years, and is the Medical Director of HealthClic, London, England. Highly popular with his patients, he is focused on personalised medicine, and is also a Specialist GP Advisor to the Care Quality Commission. Dr Chaturvedi has spent many years working in the NHS at Partner Level, holding Membership with the Royal College of General Practitioners. Case Management and leading a team of specialists to treat and care for his patients is one of his major strengths. Through his extensive experience, Dr Chaturvedi advocates care suited to individuals’ genetics, family and lifestyle factors. His main specialties cover radiology, general surgery (with background in renal transplant) and preventive medicine along with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Furthermore, he is a current GP Trainer and Appraiser, and is involved in the recruitment process for GPs with The London Deanery. Source: HealthClic | Learn More About Dr. Chaturvedi & His Practice …
  7. Brook Choulet, MD
    • Impact: Brook Choulet, M.D. is a board-certified concierge psychiatrist and physician business consultant. In addition to seeing adolescents, Dr. Choulet specializes in executive performance and sports psychiatry. She is passionate about helping high-achievers optimize their mental health and enhance their wellbeing. Dr. Choulet founded Choulet Wellness | Concierge Psychiatrist and Wellness Specialists and co-founded La Jolla Concierge Psychiatry. She current sees patients in person at Choulet Wellness, located in Paradise Valley, Arizona; however, she is able to see patients virtually who are located in California. Dr. Choulet has a passion for helping others, which led her to found Choulet Wellness. She is committed to delivering the highest level of mental wellness care with individualized treatment plans to promote personal growth. Dr. Choulet strives to take a concierge approach with her panel of patients. Dr. Choulet has had outpatient practice experience serving the community since 2018, treating Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Substance Use Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Personality Disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).Dr. Choulet is the vice president of the Arizona Society of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Greater Phoenix Chapter. She is also a member of the International Society For Sports Psychiatry, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Obesity Medicine Association, Arizona Psychiatric Society, American Psychiatric Association, and American Medical Association. Source: Choulet Wellness | Learn More About Dr. Choulet & Her Practice …
  8. Dr. Tiffany S. Di Pietro, DO, FACC, FACOI
    • Impact: Dr. Di Pietro graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology from Florida Atlantic University at 19 years old. She then went on to become the youngest graduate from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She is a quadruple board certified physician in cardiology, internal medicine, nuclear cardiology and echocardiography. Her true passion lies in helping people to achieve their health goals in a preventative nature. Dr. Di Pietro enjoys educating the public about health, nutrition and disease prevention. She has been quoted in published books on nutrition and weight loss, as well as quoted on HuffingtonPost.com, Shape.com, Yahoo News and spoken publicly about women’s health for various events. She has become a regular on national news outlets as a medical expert on various health topics. Dr. Di Pietro believes in giving back to her community. She has been involved with the American Heart association since her time in training and she is a Past President of the Board of Directors for the American Heart and American Stroke Association of Fort Lauderdale and Miami. She was honored with being selected as one of Gold Coast’s magazines Top 40 People Under 40 for 2013 and has been named a “Top Doc in Concierge Medicine” for the past several years. She was also named a “Distinguished Clinician” by the Board of Commissioners of Broward Health for her clinical excellence and dedication to patient care. In 2016, she was named as one of Broward County’s Top 100 Outstanding Women for her dedication to her community. Dr. Di Pietro is an assistant clinical professor at four medical schools who teaches medical students and residents daily at Broward Health Medical Center. Source: Concierge Consultants & Cardiology Fort Lauderdale | Learn More About Dr. Di Pietro & Her Leadership & Practice …
  9. Sarah Mildred Gamble, D.O.
    • Impact: Dr. Gamble has been recognized as a Fellow to the American College of Physicians. This distinction is reserved for physicians who are recognized by the ACP for their personal integrity, superior competence in internal medicine, professional accomplishment, and demonstrated scholarship. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices. The American College of Physicians is the largest medical-specialty society in the world. ACP and its physician members lead the profession in education, standard-setting, and the sharing of knowledge to advance the science and practice of internal medicine. She currently serves on the Board of the federal NFP organization, Friends in Africa through which she and a team of volunteers have traveled to Senegal and Kenya to provide free medical and dental care since 2003. She also assists The Stamford Hospital Foundation Board raising awareness and funds for the healthcare needs of our local under-served population and, volunteers her services twice a month at the AmeriCares Free Clinic located in South Norwalk, CT. Dr. Sarah Mildred Gamble obtained her Medical Degree in Osteopathic Medicine from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2004. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at the Westchester County Medical Center in Valhalla, New York. Source: Greenwhich Pure Medical | Learn More About Dr. Gamble & Her Practice …
  10. Uday Jani, MD, FACP
    • Impact: Dr. Jani is routinely found educating his patients, speaking to his local community about relevant healthcare issues and encouraging and uplifting both his Patients and his peers. “Since the time I was a young boy I have been interested in “healing.” I can remember a debate with my grandfather about whether my tonsils should be removed surgically, as he believed, or whether there might be an equally effective homeopathic remedy, as I believed. Thus from an early age, it was clear to me there were different medical options for most ailments.” Source: Shore View Personalized Medical Care | Learn More About Dr. Jani & His Practice …
  11. Andrea Klemes, DO, FACE
    • Impact: Board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, Andrea’s principal role as Chief Medical Officer is leading and shaping MDVIP’s physician-led primary care model. A fellow of the American College of Endocrinology, Dr. Klemes works closely with the 20 physicians on MDVIP’s Medical Advisory Board and MDVIP’s more than 1,000 affiliates nationwide, drawing from their expertise and knowledge to drive quality and innovation in the delivery of the MDVIP healthcare model. She works to identify tools and tests to help those affiliates better identify risk and prevent disease. Using clinical and cost data from MDVIP’s membership, Dr. Klemes has authored nine studies showing patients in the MDVIP model enjoy better outcomes in areas like hospitalization, emergency department utilization, preventive services and cost savings than patients in traditional primary care practices. Source: MDVIP | Learn More About Dr. Klemes & Her Leadership at MDVIP …
  12. Lisa Larkin, MD, FACP, NCMP, IF
    • Impact: A breast cancer survivor herself, Dr. Lisa Larkin’s passion is women’s health, particularly menopause management, female sexual health, cancer survivorship, breast cancer risk assessment and prevention, and women and cardiovascular disease. She is a tireless advocate for her patients and in the community, frequently lecturing on women’s health topics, writing articles for community publications, and appearing on local news outlets to discuss women’s health issues. Additionally, she serves as an advisor to several pharmaceutical, product and device companies. Notably, she spoke at the FDA in 2015 as part of a group advocating for the approval Flibanserin, the first FDA-approved medication for female sexual dysfunction. Dr. Lisa Larkin is a board-certified internist practicing internal medicine and women’s health since 1991. She is the Founder and CEO of Ms. Medicine, LLC, a national membership organization for women’s health clinicians and a concierge women’s health primary care network. Source: Ms.Medicine | Learn More About Dr. Larkin & Her Practice …
  13. Lown Cardiology Group
    • Impact: As a concierge cardiology practice, The Lown Cardiology Group is continuing its history of compassionate care for patients. With this model, they are building better relationships with patients and focus more on preventive medicine and wellness.[Source: Lown Cardiology Group] On the verge of closing their doors in 2019, this 5-physician group is now one of the largest concierge cardiac practices in the country.  
      • Brian Bilchik, M.D. Medical Director, Director of Sports Cardiology
      • Charles M. Blatt, M.D.
      • Dara Lee Lewis, M.D. Director of Non-Invasive Testing
      • Shmuel Ravid, M.D., MPH
      • Alyson Kelley-Hedgepeth, M.D.
    • “Making the change to concierge medicine saved our entire organization, including many who had worked with us for their entire careers,” shared Lown Group partner Brian Bilchik, MD. The Lown Cardiology Group has long established an extraordinarily high standard for superior quality, non-invasive cardiovascular care, and are now redefining the concierge space. Among their differentiators: A newly launched cardiology screening package and concierge membership program specifically developed for women; A series of ongoing free webinars for community education; Continued contributions to the profession by Dara Lee Lewis and Dr. Alyson Kelley Hedgepeth as blog writers for Harvard Health newsletter; Active participation in educating future generations of doctors as faculty of Harvard Medical School. Their practice mantra harkens back to Nobel prize winning founder Dr. Bernard Lown, who was dedicated to restoring the ‘lost art of healing’ by doing more for patients, and less to them. “Understanding our patients’ individual strengths and vulnerabilities, and knowing their families and social situations, are the greatest assets we have in providing the right tools to keep them healthy,” explains Dr. Bilchik. Adds Dr. Ravid: “Emphasizing preventive measures and medical management is essential to minimizing the risk of most common cardiovascular conditions. Invasive intervention should remain a last resort, and only if absolutely indicated.” Source: Lown Cardiology Group | Learn More & The Lown Cardiology Group of Physicians …
  14. Louis B. Malinow, MD

    • Impact: Louis B. Malinow, MD is an MDVIP-affiliated physician that’s been practicing in Baltimore for more than 20 years. He’s board certified in Internal Medicine, a certified Hypertension Specialist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. Dr. Malinow graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his residency at Stanford University Hospital in Stanford, CA. Dr. Malinow is one of the only physicians in Maryland that specializes in both high blood pressure and high cholesterol management. He is also a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and is recognized by Best Doctors and Top Doctor by U.S. News & World Report and Baltimore Magazine. Dr. Malinow has appeared on numerous news programs advocating for preventive care and wellness. Credentials Include: American Board of Internal Medicine; Board Certified Hypertension Specialist; Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Lipidology and; The only Physician in Maryland with this dual specialty in high blood pressure and high cholesterol management. “The time I have available allows me to form very close bonds with my patients to help to facilitate a level of trust and comfort that is difficult to find in a traditional practice. As a cholesterol and blood pressure specialist, I tend to take a very aggressive preventive approach to medicine, which I believe will be extrememly beneficial decades down the road. My patients appreciate my emphasis on wellness and my dedication to remaining on top of current medical information. The ability to positively impact so many lives is such a privilege; I really can’t wait to get to work every day.” Source: MDVIP | Learn More About Dr. Malinow & His Practice …
  15. Dr. Connie Mariano
    • Impact: Dr. Eleanor C. Mariano’s highest position in medicine was held as Physician to the President for President William J. Clinton, from 1994-2001. She has also held the title of Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University School of Health Sciences and the Mayo School of Medicine. Dr. Mariano is the President and Founder of the Center for Executive Medicine (CEM) in Scottsdale, Arizona.  She is known to her patients and the media as Dr. Connie Mariano.  To two former Presidents of the United States and their families, Dr. Mariano is simply “Dr. Connie.” Dr. Mariano graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, cum laude, June 1977 from Revelle College at the University of California in San Diego. She attended the nation’s military medical school, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences School of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, graduating with a Doctor of Medicine degree in May 1981. Dr. Mariano completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Naval Hospital San Diego, CA in 1982 and 1986 respectively.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine since 1987.  She has been a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners since 1982.  Dr. Mariano is licensed to practice medicine in Arizona and California. An expert on the care of VIPs, celebrities, and world leaders, Dr. Mariano is a frequent guest speaker at international conferences as well as on media specials such as CNN’s “The Health of the President.” With over thirty years in the medical profession, Dr. Mariano has taken care of patients both in the military and private sector.  She brings to the CEM her unique experience and passion in providing the highest standard of care to all her patients. During those rare moments she can define as “free time,” Dr. Mariano enjoys writing (author of The White House Doctor: My Patients were Presidents” published in 2010 by St. Martin’s Press), hosting her monthly internet radio show, “Dr. Connie’s House Calls” on the Empowerment Channel of Voice America network; travel with her retired-CEO husband; and visiting her grandchildren. Source: Center for Executive Medicine (CEM) | Learn More About Dr. Mariano & Her Practice …
  16. Dr. Shira Miller

    • Impact: Dr. Shira Miller is the Founder and Medical Director of The Integrative Center for Health & Wellness in Newport Beach, CA, a Concierge Menopause & Integrative Medicine Practice. Her first board certification was in internal medicine in 2006, after which she began expanding into integrative medicine, with a focus on menopause, hormone replacement therapy for men and women, and concierge medicine. Dr. Miller has worked as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for an ambulance service and the UCSD Hyperbaric Chamber, as a clinical research consultant at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, as an urgent care physician at the VA Oakland Outpatient Clinic, and as an integrative physician at San Francisco Preventive Medical Group, Cenegenics, and the Hall Center. Dr. Miller earned a double major at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD): a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology; and also she played on the UCSD Women’s Water Polo Team and the UCSD Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team. She then went on to earn an M.S. in Biological and Physical Sciences from Touro College, NY, and her M.D. from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa, Israel. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine/Primary Care at Highland Hospital, a county hospital in Oakland, CA. Dr. Miller has been a supporter of Americans for Free Choice in Medicine since 1995, and of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons since 2006. In 2005, she became a member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), and was on its Board of Directors from 2009-2013. Also, in 2009, she was Chairperson of ACAM’s Student and Resident Program. Between 2011-2014, Dr. Miller volunteered on the membership committee of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Los Angeles (NAWBO-LA). In 2015, she founded Physicians for Informed Consent, and since then has been its president and executive director (volunteer positions). Source: Shira Miller, M.D., Inc. | Learn More About Dr. Miller & Her Practice …
  17. Dr. Michael Monaco

    • Impact: In February of 2020 MDVIP-affiliated Physician Dr. Michael Monaco was the senior physician on the sidelines with the Kansas City Chiefs when they won the team’s second NFL championship, 50 years after their first. According to UMKC Today (Source: UMKC.edu), Dr. Monaco savors leadership opportunities, the camaraderie and the association with elite athletes that make being a team physician special. “I have been with the team 26 years,” Monaco said. “When I realized we were going to win the Super Bowl, I got a little teary-eyed.”. “I have strived to create a practice environment that is unhurried, friendly and comfortable where my patients feel welcome and never rushed. My practice style has always been to try to provide comprehensive medical care to my patients by listening to all of their concerns while demonstrating compassion and patience. Ten years ago, the US healthcare system was declared “broken” and it has not improved. Fixes that are needed have not materialized. Premiums are increasing and the hassles for both patients and physicians keep rising. We all know how medicine should be. I invite you to see how medicine can be and is being practiced everyday at my office” Source: MDVIP | Learn More About Dr. Monaco & His Practice …| RELATED STORY/SUPER BOWL 2020:
  18. Dr. Sean D. O’Connor

    • Impact: Already a very successful and highly respected concierge physician in Chicago for almost a decade, Dr. Sean O’Connor achieved a singular honor when a grateful patient funded a scholarship in his name at the renowned Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The Sean D. O’Connor MD Scholarship is granted annually to a fourth-year medical student committed to further training in primary care, helping to pay it forward for new generations of physicians in this essential area of medicine. As patients of his concierge practice have known for years, primary care medicine is Dr. O’Connor’s lifelong passion. He says: “I am so grateful for the opportunity the scholarships bring to encourage students to follow their dreams and pursue a career in primary care. It’s the backbone of medicine, and key to the best patient-centered care.” He made the change to a concierge primary care practice in 2014 “to ensure that I will always have the time necessary to listen carefully and compassionately, to think critically, to coordinate with other medical professionals, and preserve what patients have come to trust as the highest quality healthcare.” Throughout the pandemic, Dr. O’Connor educated patients on the latest science, guided them through testing and vaccine eligibility and availability in challenging times, and procured a supply of the vaccine to administer at his office according to strict city of Chicago guidelines. Named scholarships are a top priority at the medical school because they help Feinberg to compete with other peers nationally and attract exceptional, diverse and talented students, regardless of financial constraints. To date, three Feinberg students have received funding from Dr. O’Connor’s eponymous scholarship and are pursuing their residencies in pediatrics and internal medicine, respectively. Source: Sean D. O’Connor | Learn More About Dr. O’Connor & His Practice…
  19. Dr. Kimberly Parks
    • Impact: Dr. Parks is a Harvard-trained clinician, educator, researcher, speaker and Lifestyle Medicine expert (ABIM Triple Board Certified: 1. Cardiology and Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation. 2. Cardiovascular Disease. 3. Internal Medicine). As a nationally-recognized leader in her field, Dr. Parks has published numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles in the medical literature, and has a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School where she actively teaches. While she has extensive experience managing and treating complex medical problems, her passion is practicing top quality care using an integrative approach and using lifestyle to prevent disease and optimize health. Dr. Parks is an expert in plant-based nutrition for managing cardiovascular disease and is a certified provider of culinary medicine. By collaborating with Castle Connolly Private Health Partners (CCPHP), and Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Dr. Kimberly Parks will be able to provide outstanding, personalized care through a flexible membership model that will allow members of Synergy Private Health: same-day and next-day appointments, extended office visits, enhanced connectivity to over 50,000 Castle Connolly Top Doctors® in the US and more than 7,000 international Top Doctors, access to the innovative and personalized SENS Solution® Wellness program, greater hospital care navigation and much more. Source: Synergy Private Health | Learn More About Dr. Parks & Her Practice…
  20. Dr. Ron Primas
    • Impact: Internist; Travel Medicine Credentialed; Clinical Tropical Medicine; Home Care & Preventive Medicine Specialist —  “There’s a lot of hysteria going on and I can understand their fears,” Dr. Primas said. “I tell them that not everyone will need a ventilator, that there are other airway devices that might be available but a lot of my patients are still scared.”[*] Dr. Ronald Primas is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor whose specialty is Internal Medicine and is located in New York, NY. Dr. Primas is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, an honor achieved by their peers for personal integrity, superior competence in internal medicine, professional accomplishment and demonstrated scholarship. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and is dedicated to promoting health and reducing the risks of preventable disease, injury and disability. He is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and an Attending Physician in the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and Beth Israel Medical Center. Source: Dr. Ron Primas/TravelMD.com | Learn More About Dr. Primas and His Practice …
  21. Dr. Ken Redcross
    • Impact: Dr. Redcross is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician. He completed his medical training at the prestigious Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in 2001, followed by providing care in Oxnard, California. He then transitioned to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, during which time he received the Man of Valor Award from the NAACP Youth Council for excellence in medicine. He created his Concierge practice in 2007 and established Redcross Communications, Inc., under which he provides medical education. Dr. Redcross has made several appearances on major television networks, including The Doctors, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider. Dr. Redcross has made several appearances on major television networks, including The Doctors, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, CNN and HLN. “I am a board-certified Internal Medicine physician, and I completed my medical training at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in 2001. I provided care at my first job in Oxnard, California, then transitioned to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills. I launched my Concierge practice in 2007 and established Redcross Communications, Inc., under which I provide medical education through the media.” Source: STRATEGIC HEALTH SERVICES ™| Learn More About Dr. Redcross and His Leadership & Practice …
  22. Dorothy Cohen Serna, MD, CWP, FACP
    • Impact: A passionate advocate for both Lifestyle and Concierge Medicine, Dr. Dorothy Serna is one of the few physicians in the country to successful integrate both in her growing Houston-area practice. Dr. Serna is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, has attained Fellowship with the American College of Physicians and is a Certified Wellness Practitioner. She was a featured speaker at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine 2020 conference, the 2020 Concierge Medicine Forum and has been published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. Dr. Serna is an active participant on the Community Health Improvement and Communications Committee of the Harris County Medical Society and previously served as Chief Wellness Officer at North Cypress Medical Center Hospital and was a member of the Go Healthy Houston Task Force.She has convincingly presented the case for concierge lifestyle medicine to peers at conferences (2020 Lifestyle Medicine Conference, and at CMT’s 2020 Concierge Medicine Forum) and in professional journals (American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine). Her stellar reputation is reinforced with a constant stream of glowing reviews from a multi-generational and economically diverse panel of members. Source: North Cypress Internal Medicine and Wellness | Learn More About Dr. Serna & Her Practice …
  23. Dr. Kamilia Smith
    • Impact: Dr. Kamilia Smith is the Founder and Director of Charleston House Gynecology. Drawing on nearly two decades of medical experience, Dr. Kamilia Smith set out to bridge the gap that exists in women’s healthcare by founding Charleston House in 2019. Dr. Smith is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a certified menopausal practitioner through the North American Menopause Society and a clinical assistant professor. She has completed an Executive Healthcare Leadership Fellowship from Creighton University. Dr. Smith has also pursued additional training in obesity, weight management and aesthetics to address the many needs of today’s women. Source: Charleston House Gynecology | Learn More About Dr. Kamilia Smith & Her Practice …
  24. Suzanne Ferree Turner, MD, FAARM, FSSRP
    • Impact: Dr. Turner is the founder of Vine Medical Associates and the VMA Residency. Double Board Certified, her thriving practice treats executives and athletes from around the world. Practicing Cellular, Longevity and Performance Medicine, Dr. Turner has special interests and experience in bioidentical hormone therapy, metabolic medicine, neurodegenerative disease, and human performance optimization. She also has earned Advanced Certification in Endocrinology and Peptide Therapy. Dr Turner is the leading expert in peptide therapy in the Southeast. She is an award-winning teacher of medical students, residents and physicians while on the Faculty of Emory University. She has also served on the faculty of A4M, IPS, BioTe, SSRP and ACAM. She has been featured on several podcasts including Super Human Radio Network, TRT Revolution, Relentless Vitality, Younique Medical, and Health Matters. Dr Turner spends her free time with her husband and family, studying cellular medicine and Christianity, managing her urban farm, and powerlifting. Source: Vine Medical | Learn More About Dr. Turner & Her Practice … | Additionally, if you would like more information regarding her new residency program please visit https://cellularmedicineinstitute.com/
  25. Susan Wilder, MD, IFMCP
    • Impact: Susan Wilder, MD, IFMCP is the founder and CEO of LifeScape. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and her medical degree from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She completed her specialty training in Family Medicine as a commissioned Air Force officer at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland and then remained there as a faculty member and Assistant Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Wilder deployed to Africa during the Somali conflict as part of UN-sanctioned peacekeeping forces. Following her honorable discharge at the rank of major, Dr. Wilder relocated to Arizona where she joined the Mayo Clinic, founding its Family Medicine residency program and serving as its first Director of Clinical Genomics Education. In 2003, Dr. Wilder left the Mayo Clinic to launch LifeScape. Dr. Wilder is Board-Certified in Family Medicine and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. She earned a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine, has advanced training in Clinical Genomics, completed a fellowship in Faculty Development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and attended the Air Force’s School of Aerospace Medicine. She studied meditation with Deepak Chopra, brain health with Dr. Daniel Amen, human motivation with Tony Robbins, and Functional Medicine with the Cleveland Clinic’s Dr. Mark Hyman. Dr. Wilder has served on the faculty of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. She currently teaches medical students from The University of Arizona and Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences. Source: LifeScape Premier | Learn More About Dr. Wilder, Her Practice & Her Leadership …

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“We are proud of every Physician named to this ‘Distinguished Physician Leaders in Concierge Medicine’ list,” said Catherine Sykes, Publisher of Concierge Medicine Today. “The listed Physicians are singular representatives of a modern era of healthcare delivery that is representative of old-fashioned values and contemporary leadership.”

“It is our hope at Concierge Medicine Today, LLC.,” adds the Editor-in-Chief, “that these individuals continue to reflect a natural inclination towards entrepreneurial innovation in healthcare, and continue to demonstrate kindness towards others as they always have, challenge the status-quo in healthcare delivery, set an example for their peers of how healthcare could be and should be delivered, drive innovation towards better decision-making, communicate with clarity and exceptional professionalism to both patients and peers, provide tremendous value for Patients and educate others about the unique benefits this at-the-ready industry has to offer.”

“In order to prevent doing harm in medical practices, we need to decrease the number of patients that each doctor cares for daily to give him/her the time to adequately address the patients needs, be able to critically think about each clinical situation, and coordinate care with other practitioners if needed,” says one Concierge Medicine Physician from Connecticut. “It’s not “fair” to patients to rush them in-and-out of the office, merely treating symptoms without getting to the root cause of their complaints.  Building a trusting relationship with patients is at the core of what concierge doctors do on a daily basis.  I’m hopeful that every young physician sees a future in which they can practice high-level medical care, achieve a work-life balance, and form a bond with their patients that will last a lifetime.”

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A Biennial Recognition, Concierge Medicine Today’s Distinguished Physician Leaders In Concierge Medicine are the Doctors that patients, peers and other healthcare professionals at CMT recognize as having significant impacts in this industry. These Physician leaders are working inside of Academic Medical Centers, Integrative and Functional Medicine practice environments; Pediatric Concierge Care; Subscription-based Primary Care; Cardiology; Tropical Medicine; Family Medicine; Hospital Environments; Wilderness Medicine; Executive Healthcare and even Holistic Menopause and Anti-Aging practices.

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About Concierge Medicine Today

Concierge Medicine Today (CMT) is a news organization and the Concierge Medicine industry’s oldest national trade publication for the Concierge Medicine and Membership Medicine marketplace. Its web site is the online destination for businesses, consumers, physicians, legislators, researchers and other stakeholders to learn about the history of this industry, various business aspects of the marketplace, trends, breaking news and more that drives the conversation that Concierge Medicine and free market healthcare delivery is creating on a national and international level.

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Are there other Physician Leaders out there who we may have missed or do not know about yet? Absolutely. We want to recognize them in the months and years ahead at Concierge Medicine Today, LLC., as well. Nominations for the 2024-2026 ‘Distinguished Physician Leader In Concierge Medicine’ is available here.

Fast Facts and Media Pull Quotes

“Although Concierge Medicine started out as a concept for the affluent nearly 20 years ago, over time, the movement has taken a clearly middle-class turn,” said Tetreault, Editor of Concierge Medicine Today, the industry’s healthcare trade publication. “Today, we can see impressions of old-fashioned medical care where a doctor carries a medical bag into your home or visits you when you’re in the hospital because it’s simply the right thing to do. However, we also see and hear reports each week that administrative support staff inside these unique healthcare delivery environments and traditional, non-Concierge style environments continue to be a challenge for physicians to overcome. Moreover, patients leave their physician after many years not because of something the physician did or did not do, but because of the staff. In the past several years, we see that there are countless people searching for these types of doctors every day. From the mid 1990’s to present day, Concierge Medicine has matured into countless service variations within our local communities. Annual fees today reflect the level of personal attention and service that a doctor provides and noticeably, patients are deciding to make a personal investment in their own healthcare.”

Every year the industry’s annual medical education conference, THE CONCIERGE MEDICINE FORUM, presented/hosted by Concierge Medicine Today, LLC is in Atlanta, GA USA. Physician Leaders, Industry Experts, and a variety of sponsors, speakers and leaders in healthcare attend. OCTOBER 20-22, 2022 in Atlanta GA at the Forsyth Conference Center. CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE … Photo Credit/Source: (C) Concierge Medicine Today, LLC/The DocPreneur Leadership Podcast/Academy

Industry sources from within Concierge Medicine confirm there are probably around 5,000 to 20,000 private medicine physicians nationally according to the independent industry trade publication, Concierge Medicine Today. Why the numbers conundrum? Well, since there is no federal registry or official national database of these physicians, it is difficult to accurately estimate a precise number. These figures still only represent a minute percentage of the roughly 1,061,141 total licensed physicians* in the U.S., [Source: Kaiser Family Foundation; January 2022] that actively practice medicine today. Industry experts and observers tell Concierge Medicine Today that growth in the provision of subscription private medicine services has been primarily in internal medicine and family medicine, although specialty physician participation is on the rise. Concierge Medicine Today also cautions that there is no way that Internet searches and polling on the Internet can or will result in an accurate head count of these subscription-based business model physicians. Therefore, it is left up to industry examiners, physicians and thought leaders in the space, to accurately estimate and educate others about the history and future of this private medical space. Source: Kaiser Family Foundation; January 2022; Total Professionally Active Physicians in the United States; Data includes currently active allopathic physicians (MDs) and osteopathic physicians (DOs).

According to Concierge Medicine Today, long-term data on these particular subscription-based Patients is still being compiled. Further analysis is encouraged and supported by marketplace consultants and physicians. More data to support these common observations should be analyzed and published. Based upon observation of these trends year after year, these [Concierge] practices are reporting levels or percentages at or exceeding traditional primary care and family practice patient retention and care expectations.

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