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Concierge Medicine: Medical, Legal and Ethical Perspectives

Concierge Medicine: Medical, Legal and Ethical Perspectives ISPUB.com Over the last 20 years, dissatisfied primary care physicians have turned to an alternative medical practice known as “concierge medicine,” “boutique medicine” or “retainer medicine.” Concierge medicine is a system in which the physician limits the amount of patients in the practice and offers exclusive services for […]

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Instead of Health Insurance, Females Set to be Largest Consumer and Key Decision-Maker for Concierge Medicine In 2013

Instead of Health Insurance, Females Set to be Largest Consumer and Key Decision-Maker for Concierge Medicine In 2013 iVILLAGE.com, Dec. 20, 2012 iVillage, one of the largest online, content-driven community for women on the Internet today reaches 30 + million unique visitors per month (comScore) has identified Concierge Medicine as the number 1 trend coming […]

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Americans Value Personalized Care Investment, Shows MDVIP Survey

 Americans Value Personalized Care Investment, Shows MDVIP Survey Business Wire Results of a recent survey show that members of MDVIP-affiliated practices are more satisfied with all aspects of their primary care and value their investment in the MDVIP personalized healthcare model, significantly more than patients in traditional practices. In the survey, which also included patients […]

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Is Concierge Medicine the Future of Health Care?

 Is Concierge Medicine the Future of Health Care? by Devin Leonard, BloombergBusinessweek, Nov. 29, 2012 An anxious woman in her mid-40s showed up last winter at Atlas MD, a family doctor’s office in Wichita. She had lost her job as a restaurant cook, and along with it her health insurance and her home. She needed […]

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Direct Health Care for the Uninsured

 Direct Health Care for the Uninsured by Nicole Fisher, Forbes, March 11, 2013 Two weeks ago I wrote about some of the unintended, but positive, consequences that could result from employers dropping employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI). Following that post, many weighed in about various other consequences of such behavior from employers and what that means […]

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Is Concierge Medicine the Correct Choice for You?

 Is Concierge Medicine the Correct Choice for You? by Paul Hsieh, Contributor, Forbes, March 27, 2013 As the ObamaCare law is phased in, health policy experts predict a growing physician shortage. Although ObamaCare did not create this shortage, it will worsen the problem. Many doctors are responding to the new law by retiring early or […]

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Why Concierge Medicine Will Get Bigger

 Why Concierge Medicine Will Get Bigger by Elizabeth O’Brien, Market Watch, Jan 17, 2013 If you’ve joined a concierge medical practice, recent trends in the worlds of health care and insurance may have you feeling good about your decision. If you haven’t signed up with one of these practices—also called “boutique,” “personalized” or “private-physician” practices—some […]

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AAFP: ‘That’s a good deal for patients …’

 AAFP: ‘That’s a good deal for patients …’ by Ted Griggs, The Advocate, June 15, 2013 The rapidly growing concierge medicine industry has drawn supporters and opponents, but one thing appears clear in a study: it works.The study by concierge medical group MDVIP found hospitalization admissions were 72 percent lower for MDVIP patients between the […]

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Direct Pay Medical Care: It’s Back to Basics

 Direct Pay Medical Care: It’s Back to Basics by Joel Strom, Concierge Medicine Today, June 24, 2013 It was not that long ago, as late as the 1960’s in fact, when third party payers – insurance companies and the government – did not play such a large role in the American health care system. In […]

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Telemedicine: A Critical New Approach to Primary Care

    Telemedicine: A Critical New Approach to Primary Care by Katherine Rourke, EMR & HIPAA, August 15, 2014 Telemedical treatment has been a tantalizing possibility for many years, for reasons including a failure of health plans to pay for it and too little bandwidth to support it, but those reasons are quickly being trumped by […]

How About No More 7-Minute Doctor Visits!

 I would like to share with you my interview conducted by Holistic Health Coaches Kris Vaughan and Melanie Banayat on Kris and Melanie TV, a YouTube channel focused on holistic health and wellness. In the video below, we talked about my philosophy on management of health and wellness. Click below to view the video interview. […]

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Don’t Blame Doctors for Going Concierge

 On an almost daily basis we receive emails and very curious callers looking for a new primary care physician. The reasons are many, with the urgency varying considerably from just exploring options to, sadly, a growing number whose doctor is leaving his or her practice. The latter scenario may create an anxious situation for many. […]

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Making the Right Food Choices

 I am excited to let you in on a little secret I learned recently. With the obvious exception of regular physical exercise, making the right food choices is extremely critical to a healthy, disease-free lifestyle. Not so secretly, I began shopping for fresh organic produce at New Frontiers and other organic produce sections at major […]

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Women’s International Pharmacy

 Some of you may recognize Women’s International Pharmacy as the pharmacy where you get your compounded prescriptions; and this is why I am including this very personal plea to all of you who do take advantage of compounded prescriptions from them, or others. Generally, I avoid getting involved with anything of a political nature because […]

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A New Kind of Country Doctor

 In its April/May 2012 issue, The Prescott Woman magazine featured Dr. Ellen Bunch on their cover page and featured her unique brand of concierge family care. Here are the ways to view the story: Read The Prescott Woman Magazine online version Click here to download and read the story in pdf. For further convenience, below […]