• Webinar – Success in Concierge Medicine: What You Need to Know

    Published on Saturday, August 20th, 2016

    Hi there, Concierge medicine sounds glamorous, doesn’t it? Plenty of time to interact with patients, freedom from administrative burden and insurance-driven constraints make running a direct care practice appealing to many physicians. While all of these benefits are real, there are challenges too. Success isn’t guaranteed. Whether you are currently practicing concierge medicine or considering […]

  • Are Direct Care/Concierge Physicians “Better” than Physicians that Practice the Traditional Model?

    Published on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

    When I converted to the Direct Care model of practicing medicine in 2008, I was somewhat surprised to see the response from local physicians. Specialists in my area were very supportive and quite interested in my model. However, the response from other primary care doctors was not as welcoming. Most comments I heard were through […]

  • How Direct Primary Care (DPC) can Save our Healthcare System

    Published on Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

    Direct Primary Care (DPC) models provide a clear path for the “fixing” of our healthcare system. These programs provide comprehensive care, often unlimited, between a doctor and a limited number of patients, without third party involvement (i.e. insurance companies). This is slightly different than the Concierge Medicine (CM) model that offers the same services except […]

  • [Real Examples] How Partnering with a Direct Primary Care Physician Benefits Self-Funded Employers

    Published on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

    In our recent blog posts, we’ve discussed how concierge medicine is the perfect fit for self-funded employers and how concierge medicine can reduce employee healthcare costs. Unlike the traditional model of offering 100% health insurance through a major carrier, companies utilizing a self-funded program with a stop loss insurance plan have much more flexibility.  By partnering with concierge […]

  • Three Fears to Starting a Concierge/Direct Primary Care Practice

    Published on Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

    Adventuring into something new can be very scary, especially when it comes to career choices.  “Will I be happy? Will I be successful? Can I afford to make this decision? What if I fail?”.  I had these very same questions, in 2007, when I first decided to transition to a Direct Primary Care (DPC) practice. […]

  • Benefits of Telemedicine for Concierge Practices

    Published on Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

    Have you begun using telemedicine to conduct patient visits yet? If not, you might benefit from integrating it into your service offerings.  There are several benefits of telemedicine for concierge practices. According to recent research from IHS Technology, patient adoption of telemedicine will reach 7 million by 2018. Perhaps this isn’t too surprising, if you consider another study which found that […]

  • Technology Must-Haves for a Successful Concierge Practice

    Published on Sunday, August 16th, 2015

    There are numerous reasons to be excited about the future of concierge medicine. Aside from the personalized and thorough approach to patient care and freedom from administrative/insurance burdens, recent advancements in technology have enhanced the physician’s ability to provide specialized, focused, and ongoing care in real-time. The latest fruits of the health technology revolution lend […]

  • [Slideshow] 7 Signs It’s Time to Transition to Concierge Medicine

    Published on Friday, August 14th, 2015

    When did practicing medicine become so complicated? What happened to the good old days when a doctor could focus on the patient, without all of the noise surrounding government regulations, insurance pressures, and administrative duties competing for time and attention? Well, those days are over, at least when it comes to running a traditional primary […]

  • How Concierge Medicine Can Reduce Employee Healthcare Costs

    Published on Thursday, August 13th, 2015

    Recently, we discussed how concierge medicine/direct care practices and self-funded health insurance employers are the perfect fit, offering significant benefits to both parties. Related to this is the collective cost of providing healthcare to individual employees. These costs can vary significantly, depending on the health and wellbeing of the individual. In recent years, there has been a […]

  • Why Concierge Medicine is the Perfect Fit for Self-Funded Employers

    Published on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

    Over the years, rising costs of insurance premiums have driven many businesses to take on risk to cover health care expenditures provided to their employees. Groups are attracted to cost savings, the added flexibility in plan design, exemptions from state-mandates, and the increased control that comes with owning all claims data and reporting. Self-insurance offers […]