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What is concierge medicine?

Concierge medicine is an alternative way to receive primary care where patients contract directly with a physician, outside of health insurance, to obtain a higher caliber of healthcare that would otherwise be unachievable. 

How does it work?

Concierge medicine is membership based, meaning a recurring membership fee is charged for unlimited access to a personal physician. This allows them to work directly for you, not your insurance company, removing any misalignment of priorities or arbitrary, third-party decision making that is not specifically aimed at improving your personal health and wellbeing. 

Additionally, this direct relationship allows your doctor to significantly limit the number of patients they accept, which translates to increased access and availability. Where the average primary care physician struggles to care for thousands, our physicians devote themselves to no more than 200 patients each. This guarantees their ability to deliver an exceptional level of personalized attention and care.

What does concierge medicine cover?

Your membership fee covers all services provided by your physician with no additional fees or copays. This includes 24/7 access, having your physician’s personal cell phone number, same-day appointments provided via house calls, telemedicine, connections with top specialists, and healthy aging programs. Health insurance is still recommended to cover the cost of services that are not included, such as lab work, diagnostic imaging, specialist visits, hospitalizations, surgery, etc.

What are the benefits of concierge medicine?

Concierge medicine is built upon the establishment of a personal bond between patient and physician — a relationship more akin to a close friend or family member than a stranger you see for 15 minutes once or twice a year. When this happens, everything changes. Conversations with your doctor become natural and dynamic. Maintaining your health begins to feel easy. You can enjoy total peace-of-mind knowing you have a doctor you trust and access to their absolute availability.

Providing a level of care known only in times long past, our appointments are provided via house calls and are easily scheduled by contacting your doctor directly. We believe our patients shouldn’t have to jump through the hoops of a traditional primary care practice to get the care they need. Free of hassles, wasted time, and inconvenience, appointments can be brief or as long as necessary to answer your questions and address all of your concerns. 

In between visits, or when total convenience is paramount, telemedicine and virtual visits may also be used to supplement your care. There is no limit on the number of visits your membership includes. We have removed every conceivable barrier to providing you with the absolute highest caliber of primary care imaginable.

Never more than a text or phone call away, your physician is always available, with no question or concern too small. We encourage the conversation, which doesn’t end just because your appointment is over. Rather, it is an ongoing, collaborative effort as we work together to optimize your health and wellbeing — addressing small issues early on, before they have any opportunity to develop into major problems. 

We develop a deep understanding of your individual medical history and needs, enabling us to masterfully curate tailored solutions specific to you. Devoting our absolute attention, focus, and availability, we work to promote great health and longevity. This is primary care the way it should be — without compromise.


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