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What's inside? 1. The Structure of a Concierge Medical Practice. 2. Why Physicians and Patients are choosing Concierge Medicine. 3. Concierge Medicine is convenient for Senior Citizens. 4. Medical Treatment all year round with Concierge Medicine. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Concierge Medicine - A Convenient Option


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Concierge Medicine - A Convenient Option
  • Peninsula Doctor

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Synopsis
  1. The Structure of a Concierge Medical Practice
  2. Why Physicians and Patients are choosing
    Concierge Medicine
  3. Concierge Medicine is convenient for Senior
    Citizens
  4. Medical Treatment all year round with Concierge
    Medicine

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The Structure of a Concierge Medical Practice
  • A random one-year survey of the findings related
    to the concierge medicine marketplace in the US
    was performed. This summary of the survey of
    concierge medicine revealed that at the end of
    2017, 30 of all new patients enrolled in
    Concierge medicine, the most so far. Also, in the
    U.S., concierge physicians operating practices
    were dispensing physicians able to dispense their
    own medicine. The next most popular medical
    specialty in concierge medicine was a family
    physician practice. This study also revealed that
    the number of concierge physicians, dentists and
    pediatric practices increased markedly since
    February this year. Between 5000 and 20000
    physicians were practicing concierge medicine.
    The gap is large as there are no Federal
    Statistics recording concierge physicians and
    therefore it is difficult to estimate the exact
    number presently.
  • Concierge doctors started out as normal
    practicing physicians and later changed their
    practices. The subject of missed appointments
    meant little, as a poll of concierge doctors
    revealed that they have such a good relationship
    with their patients, that there were no missed
    appointments to speak of.
  • If a patient requires an urgent appointment with
    a physician there is a good chance he might have
    to wait three/four weeks or more unless there is
    an emergency, in which case a hospital visit may
    be needed. However, a concierge physician will
    respond almost immediately and have been known to
    visit patients over a weekend. Private doctors do
    not operate on weekends or on public holidays,
    however, if you have paid for your concierge
    doctor to be on call twenty-four hours out of
    twenty-four, you will get this sort of service.

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Why Physicians and Patients are choosing
Concierge Medicine
  • The concierge doctor will, he has time to spend
    with his patients. He is also on call 24/7, which
    is a relief to some patients.
  • The patient finds his or her concierge doctor is
    firstly, far more accessible and secondly, that
    they will not need to refresh their memory with a
    file each visit, as they know the patient's full
    history more intimately. Not only does the
    concierge physician provide a better service to
    the industry as a whole but he is happier to
    spend more time with his patients. Though the
    patient may pay and annual fee and be completely
    healthy for most of the year, they are able in
    the majority of cases to pay with pre-tax
    dollars, something which they could not do
    previously.

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Concierge Medicine is convenient for Senior
Citizens
  • Senior citizens, some of whom are unable to visit
    a doctor for one or more reasons such as they may
    be incapacitated, will accept this Concierge
    Medicine option. Possibly they cannot walk or may
    be permanently disabled and in a wheelchair.
    Also, some of these patients require special
    transport etc.to visit a physician. In this case
    some patient care by telephone is much more
    convenient. Many concierge medicine practices
    offer patient visits with an annual fee of around
    150 a month. Take the case where a patient is in
    an old age or frail care home. Many of these
    facilities do not have permanent doctors on their
    staff able to issue a prescription or scheduled
    medication from a drug store. The concierge
    doctor is able to visit the patient in the case
    of a higher scheduled drug to ensure that the
    drug is required, after which they communicate by
    email or simply by telephone.
  • Concierge medicine is often more attractive to
    patients as doctors can spend more time with each
    individual patient. These physicians see or
    visit, in all probability, around 10 patients a
    day, whereas in primary care that would not be
    practical as the doctor or practice would lose
    out. These physicians who bill their services
    only when seeing a patient in their rooms, need
    to see 20-25 patients a day to cover expenses,
    whereas the concierge physician is paid a
    retainer by dozens of patients on a monthly basis.

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Medical Treatment all year round with Concierge
Medicine
  • There is a 'Fee for Care' FFC and covers most
    services and the patient gets most general
    services for this amount. It is either paid
    annually or quarterly and gets the usual
    treatment in the physicians' rooms. If injections
    (vaccinations) or other outside services such as
    X-Rays or blood tests for example are needed, the
    patient pays extra, usually cash.
  • The next is a ' Fee for extra Care' (FFEC) which
    is almost the same however, this service is where
    the additional fees are charged to a patient's
    insurance scheme or Medicare. Normally this type
    of fee charged included immediate access to the
    doctor or physician with limited of 'no wait
    facilities', maybe access to the doctor's cell or
    mobile phone plus unlimited visits to the doctor.
    Even email services where prescriptions for
    medication etc. can be obtained via electronic
    mail and appointments made.
  • The next model is a combination of both models
    where the physician charges a fee for amounts not
    covered by a Medicare or health insurance. This
    is a sort of 'Top -Up' service and covers any
    amounts not reimbursed by other services. You
    also get the same immediate access to the doctor
    or physician with limited of 'no wait
    facilities', access to the doctor's cell phone
    plus unlimited visits to the doctor. Even email
    services where prescriptions for medication etc.
    can be obtained via electronic mail and
    appointments made.

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The End
  • Do you want to know more about Concierge Medical
    Practice?
  • Visit peninsuladoctor.com/concierge-medicine/
  • Peninsula Doctor
  • 401 burgess drive, suite d, menlo park ca 94025
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