NEWS


Time to Consider Concierge Medicine?

OCTOBER 16, 2017


A Q&A With Larry Good, MD, FACG




Do we really have a choice in health care?

AUGUST 18, 2017


As every physician practicing today knows, health care is in a constant state of flux.




How concierge medicine and hospital medical groups can align

June, 23 2017


Over the past five years, the nation’s hospitals and health systems have been on a buying spree.




Concierge medicine an emerging option in health-care reform era

June, 20 2017


Baytonian Carol Brown said that without being on a concierge medicine program, her mother, Billie Blythe, might have faced a much more serious health crisis.




Health & Wellness Trendsetters: Interview with Gregory Katz, MD

June 2017


Health & Wellness Trendsetters are leading the way in helping people live healthier, happier lives by changing their eating and exercise habits so that they can maintain a healthy weight and keep their bodies moving.




Hybrid models give concierge medicine a boost for physicians, patients

March 8, 2017





Concierge Cardiology: Podcast Interview with Wayne Lipton

January 5, 2017


Wayne Lipton runs Concierge Choice Physicians, which converts traditional physician offices to “hybrid”concierge practices that provide new options for patients and increase physician income. While we typically hear about concierge practices in primary care, the model is expanding to other specialties.




Physicians Play Important Role in Improving Health Literacy

December 19, 2016


The National Assessment of Adult Literacy indicates that only 12% of adults have proficient health literacy. Or more importantly, 14% of adults have Below Basic health literacy. What exactly does that second figure mean? It means that 30 million people were more likely to report their health as poor, and are more likely to lack health insurance.





How Physicians Can Transition to an Insurance-Free Practice

October 31, 2016


But by setting your own reasonable fees for services, physicians can see 15 to 18 patients per day rather than the 60-patient cattle-call model you might find while practicing under insurers’ thumbs. Plus, you won’t need to bring in a physician’s extender, such as a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant, to help manage the patient load, nor the extra management staff to deal with endless insurance issues.




Pharmaceutical Advertising: Upsides & Downsides

October 10, 2016


Creative advertising is not synonymous with effective medicine. With billions of advertising dollars spent today by Big Pharma in an avalanche of hype, it’s time for consumers to pause and consider the significant distinction between marketing claims and actual education




Weighing High Deductible Medical Insurance: Who Benefits?

July 19, 2016


Americans have an unquenchable thirst for the best—and that means healthcare too. But does more care translate necessarily to better care? How much is too much? Is some care not necessary? And most importantly, who decides?




Choosing a Business Model: Considering Concierge Medicine

April 19, 2016


From young physicians considering their first practice model to experienced doctors contemplating a change, the advantages and disadvantages can be overwhelming. For this first installment in a series examining various business models for physicians, we asked Wayne Lipton...




Urgent Care Centers: Convenient Care

April 10, 2016


While Urgent Care is fine for patients with issues that are simple, they can actually delay care for those patients who have more complex health issues.




Concierge Practice Gives Doc More Time With Patients

February 15, 2016


Dr. Octavian Belcea thinks of himself as a medical throwback, the friendly family doctor who practices old-fashioned, comprehensive treatment of his patients and their families.




Is Manhood Killing Men?

June 1, 2015


If you’re a guy, chances are at some point in your life someone—probably another man—has said to you: ‘walk it off’ or ‘suck up and deal.’




Medicine’s Changing Landscape Impacts Everyone

March 16, 2015


You may have read about the growing problem of physician burnout. Not only are the best and the brightest young people choosing other careers, but many doctors who have dedicated their lives to the profession are now selling or leaving their practices. There are now very real concerns about physician shortages.




'Hybrid' Concierge Model Lets Docs Keep Old Patients, Give Others More Time

January 17, 2015


Can a private source of revenue—provided through concierge medicine—help our nation's struggling healthcare system? It's a tough question for many physicians today, but one we must honestly explore.




Doctors are Shifting Their Business Models

August 31, 2014


With insurance companies often paying doctors less for their services and with paperwork increasing, Dr. Gregory Yu was putting in longer workdays to squeeze in more patients.




Concierge Medicine — Which Option is Best for You and Your Patients?

April 22, 2014


Independent and small group physicians in Texas and throughout the nation are literally at their wit’s end. They are seeing the practices they spent years to build erode as reimbursement is slashed and overhead spirals.



The Rheumatologist


Consider a Hybrid Concierge Practice



Physicians Practice


New Practice Models Are Gaining Acceptance in Primary Care



Physicians Practice


Can Technology Replace Physician and Patient Interaction?



Physicians Practice


Hybrid Concierge Can Address Ills of Many Medical Practices



Physicians Practice


Designing Specialty Care Concierge Program



Clinical Practice Today


Concierge Medicine: Exploring Traditional and Newer Models



Medpage Today


Concierge Medicine Expected to Grow Under Health Reform



Medscape


Concierge Practices Even for Doctors Who Don’t Like the Idea



Physician's Money Digest


Internist's Practice Features a Unique Staff Member



Physician's Money Digest


The Hectic Lifestyle of the Clippers' Team Internist



MD News


So Many Questions



Healthy Life CT


Back to the Future



Dallas Business Journal


Expert predicts surge of hybrid concierge care in Texas



Health Leaders Media


Meet the Hybrid Concierge Medical Practice Model



Becker's Hospital Review


Using Hybrid Concierge to Attract, Incentivize Primary Care Physicians



Healthleaders


Four Strategies for Fed Up Physicians



Medical Economics


War or detente? Low reimbursements, cost controls could strain payer-provider relationship further, experts say



Physicians News Digest


Understanding the ins and outs of concierge medicine today



Physician's Money Digest


Physician performs magic in and out of his practice



American Medical News


This is a way to stabilize the shrinking pool of revenue



Becker's Hospital Review


Hybrid Concierge: A New Model for the Concierge Brand



Medical Economics


Switch to Concierge Services Enhances Revenues



Medscape


Dislike Concierge Practice but Envy the Income? Try a hybrid…



Internal Medicine News


Hybrid Model Hybrid Model Combines Concierge With Traditional Practice



American Medical News


Concierge Medicine Companies Registering More Physicians



Physician Practice Options


Concierge Model Provides Options for PCPs



Health Leaders


Hybrid Concierge Medicine Offers Hope for Primary Care



Doctor's Digest


Your Office in 2015



Healthcare Finance News


Struggling Physicians Eye Concierge Medicine Model



Physician's Money Digest


Concierge Models Provide Physicians with Options



NBC San Diego


Doctor on Demand (VIDEO)