Concierge medicine is a relatively new approach to primary care that aims to provide a more personalized and enhanced doctor-patient relationship. To gain access to this elevated level of care, patients pay a membership fee to a primary physician.
Concierge medicine services typically provides a level of access to your physician that is unachievable in a traditional doctor-patient arrangement. It allows your physician to significantly limit the number of patients they accept into their practice, which means increased availability and access for those part of the concierge medicine program.
Find out more about five major benefits of concierge medicine:
Better patient-physician relationships
Concierge medicine facilitates the development of a personal bond between you and your physician. With more direct access, you’re likely to develop a more trusting and familiar relationship, which may make you more willing to follow recommendations for preventive care.
Immediate and constant access
When a medical emergency like a stroke or heart attack occurs, there’s often little question that something is wrong and immediate care is necessary. However, when you have a condition that causes vague or common symptoms, it may not be so clear that medical attention is immediately needed.
Full range of care
A concierge medical practice is equipped with state-of-the-art lab and diagnostic equipment such as EKGs, X-rays, and an in-house laboratory for blood work and urinalysis. That allows you to get diagnostic testing easier and receive the answers your physician needs to provide the best possible care.