Dr. Bob Saltman, MD
Internal Medicine and Endocrinology
St. Louis, MO
Bob Saltman and his colleague Dan Gaitan, MD, began to consider concierge medicine, but they disliked the “cookie cutter corporate model” used by most concierge companies. That approach didn’t mesh with their unusual medical practice; they are board certified in both internal medicine and endocrinology and wanted to treat a combination of concierge and traditional patients.
SignatureMD stood out for offering a flexible option.
“We just loved SignatureMD’s approach, which is to individualize to the needs of a practice,” Dr. Saltman says. “CEO Matt Jacobson said ‘Let’s talk about what would be good for your practice.’ We respected his input, and his model worked. We’re very pleased to be part of the SignatureMD family. It’s been an enjoyable, successful four years.”
Dr. Saltman and his colleagues hired a new physician to see the patients who chose not to convert to concierge care. “This has allowed me to have a much better lifestyle,” Dr. Saltman says. “My evenings are much more relaxed because I don’t bring home the two hours of work that I used to, and I have peace of mind that I didn’t leave any loose ends.”
While SignatureMD provides invaluable help with logistical issues such as billing for membership fees, Dr. Saltman likes that the company “doesn’t get involved in what we do for patients.” Other companies dictate which tests physicians must conduct in a patient’s annual physical. Not SignatureMD. “They respect us and know we’re going to do a thorough and comprehensive job. They take care of the logistical end so that we can practice medicine.”