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The Concierge Medicine Research Collective
For ALL Current Polls & Surveys, Visit: www.AskTheCollective.org

The Concierge Medicine Research Collective is a research and data depository created by Concierge Medicine Today. Our team has data-mined and, more importantly, ‘verified’ hundreds of concierge healthcare practices across the U.S. — at the Concierge Medicine Research Collective, we represent a group of professionals, physicians and health care consumers that are committed to showing the cost savings, value and various benefits that concierge medicine services and practices have to offer.

RESEARCH
Rx Compliance Improves Among Concierge Medicine Patients
Atlanta, GA – In many cases, concierge physicians can reduce the total amount of medication their patients intake by 50-95%, this according to surveys obtained from concierge/direct care physicians operating in the concierge medical movement across the U.S. [November 1, 2010 to February 1, 2011 – Internal Data ©
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Average Age of A Concierge healthcare practitioner
Last Updated: February 2011

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EDUCATION
Who’s Choosing the Concierge Doc?
It’s Sure Not Executives.
Executives account for less than 4% of patients searching for this type of care.

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SERVICE INDUSTRY
Services Typically Offered by the Concierge MD
Membership fees typically cover basic services that include preventive care, routine physicals, longer appointments, next-day appointments, 24-hour-a-day phone access and e-mail, house calls, coordination of care when you travel, and a CD with your medical records. If you have health insurance, your concierge doctor may submit claims for treatments that are not covered under your membership.

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COST OF CONCIERGE PROGRAMS ACROSS U.S.
Concierge Medicine: Shedding (Not Shifting) Costs
According to recent polls among concierge medical physicians from across the U.S., these polls have revealed that more than 50% of current concierge medicine fees cost less than $135 per month and on average, $1,500 per year…

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RESEARCH | HOSPITALIZATION REDUCTIONS
UPDATE! MDVIP Hospitalization Rates

MDVIP is eliminating over 9,000 hospitalizations per year, saving roughly $79 million in total health care expenditures.

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DISCOVERY
Direct Primary Care and Concierge Medicine.
What’s the Difference?
Direct primary care practices, similar in philosophy to their concierge medicine lineage – bypass insurance and go for a more ‘direct’ financial relationship with patients and also provide comprehensive primary care and preventive care services for a very affordable fee. However, direct primary care is only one branch in the family tree of concierge medicine.

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COST SAVINGS
Concierge Medical Care and the 13 Trillion U.S. National Debt
Concierge medical care is so affordable that 928,571,429 people could be provided this care for 10 years.

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DISCOVERY
Patients Prove Price (ie “Savings”) Is Why They Choose Concierge Medicine
Results of Summer 2010 Patient Survey Conclude That Cost Savings Is Why They Choose A Concierge Medicial Physician For Their Individual and Family Care.

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT & PATIENT RETENTION
Concierge Medicine Doctors Have Higher Patient Retention
Than Traditional Primary Care & Family Physicians,
According To Patient Surveys Collected In 2010
60% of concierge physicians retain their member patients for 7 to 9 years.

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BUSINESS
Hybrid Concierge Medicine Business Models Account For 80% of Concierge/Direct Care Models In America
A study by The Concierge Medicine Research Collective over the past two years found that concierge medical business models that accept insurance and offer patients a retainer are much more attractive to physicians considering changing their business model and becoming less reliant on insurance and managed care reimbursements.

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
More ‘Concierge’ Patients Unsatisfied With
Their Current ‘Concierge’ Doctor Than 6 Months Ago

Unsatisfied Patient Surveys Increase 4% In Just Six Months.

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GROWTH
Dental and Pediatric ‘Concierge’ Practices On The Rise
A surprising finding in this study was the increasing number of concierge ‘dental’ and ‘pediatric’
practices arising since February of 2009 to October 2010.

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CONSULTANT NEWS
Consulting Companies Enter ‘Pink’ Ocean

The amount of concierge medicine or direct care consultants now assisting physicians across the U.S. in transitioning their practice is now over twenty-five companies, whereas just 24 months ago, there were about 4 players in the field.

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PATIENT EDUCATION
Educational Trends In Primary ‘Concierge’ Medical Care
According to the Online Publishers Association, online news and media web sites provide more accurate, educational, informed, unbiased and comprehensive content. This relevance translates into a perception that brands (eg. Concierge medicine) found on media web sites are more informed, relevant, pre-screened and vetted than those found on generic physician directories randomly found on the Internet.

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About The Concierge Medicine Research Collective

We partner with Universities, hospital systems, physicians, associations, individuals and businesses to survey, poll, study and provide valuable data and information about private medical practices, retainer-based medicine business models, subscription-based and concierge medical practices. This data can then be used by various organizations seeking to deliver accurate information about these modern medical practices to the masses.

In the recent past, we’ve partnered with:

  • The Boston University School of Medicine
  • Emory University School of Medicine
  • Lincoln Memorial University
  • And More.

For more information, visit: www.AsktheCollective.org or call (770) 455-1650.

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