By Jodi Rempala Monday, November 30, 2015 – Have you ever wished you could just Skype with your doctor, or maybe just give him a call after hours? These types of services are the wave of the future, but some physicians are offering this now, through concierge services, […]
ABG: Written by Richard Romero | Sep 30, 2015 With the average insurance deductible in the higher range, patients are now turning to “the old ways” used to obtain medical care. Direct Primary Care (DPC) and Concierge Medicine are models that have been around over the last decade, […]
The Concierge Option: As hospitals gobble up primary care practices, NPs may consider the concierge model.
By Michelle Crumbley, MSN, FNP Career Development Numerous changes in America’s healthcare system are affecting the future of NP practice. One is the trend toward hospital buyouts of physician-owned private practices. A 2010 survey found that 74% of hospital leaders planned on hiring primary care physicians.1 The percentage […]
Company helps doctors change practice By Ted Griggs, The Advocate June 15, 2013 – A dysfunctional health system. Declining payments for primary care. Increasing regulation from the federal government and private insurers. The endless grind of trying to squeeze quality patient care into an eight-minute visit. Add it […]
By TED GRIGGS May 28, 2013 – A few years ago, Dr. R. Michael Murray, an internal medicine practitioner in Birmingham, Ala., was about ready to throw in the towel. He had a successful practice, with a patient count somewhere between 4,000 and 5,000 people. But he was […]
Dr. Jameelah Gater, left, and Dr. Eddie Richardson, right, owners of Lake Oconee Urgent and Specialty Care, will offer “concierge’ medicine to their patients this summer.May 2, 2013 – Concierge Medicine centers around three principles – time, communication and relationships.It gives physicians the chance to spend additional time […]
January 28, 2013 — You may have missed it, but the concierge medicine and direct primary care industry is growing faster than anyone would have guessed years ago. It can be difficult to keep up with the new doctors and clinics as they pop up throughout the U.S., […]