Concierge medicine and the use of a concierge doctor is the current rage. So what is concierge medicine? Concierge Medicine is a contractual, professional relationship between a patient and a primary care physician in which the patient pays an annual fee or retainer. There may be additional charges also. In exchange for the annual fee, the doctor provides personalized, enhanced care to the patient while committing to a limit patient portfolio, thereby ensuring more time and availability for each patient than a typical physician can provide.
The benefit of using a concierge doctor is that you have a doctor, dedicated to you! Continuity of care and availability to see patients is the foundation of Concierge Medicine. Your physician will get to know you personally and will be better able to treat you as an individual instead of a number. Concierge doctors can also provide fee-for-service procedures and treatments that are not required to be covered under the Affordable Care Act.
So if you are tired of all the waiting around to see a doctor and test results, you might want to consider a concierge doctor. Two website exist to help you find a concierge doctor in your location: American Academy of Private Physicians http://aapp.org/ and MDVIP http://www.mdvip.com/. The MDVIP is actually a network of concierge doctors so if you are on vacation in the US, you may visit the nearest MDVIP doctor if needed.
ACM Care works with all concierge doctors and non-concierge doctors to provide you the best care possible, and make sure your questions are answered. If you are looking for help with your health care—feel free to call us at 877.323.5916.