Concierge Physicians: Cutting-Edge Healthcare Providers
As John Goodman points out in his May 25th blog post, concierge physicians are leading the way in the new delivery of medicine. SignatureMD believes this is undeniably true, and that the delivery of personalized healthcare is a progressive, and essential movement. Goodman says concierge doctors, “are simply showing the way — with no help from federal grants, bureaucrats, or insurance company administrators getting in the way.”
The many benefits to both the patients and doctors under concierge care are limitless. Goodman explains: “They (concierge physicians) are putting the “care” back into “health care” by having one doctor (not a committee) take care of one patient (not the entire population.) These doctors know that “population health” is best achieved one patient at a time… They are solving the “primary care shortage” by making primary care attractive again. And they are “coordinating care” by having personal physicians go to bat for their patients.”
When doctors are able to extract the convoluted government restrictions and time consuming insurance protocols from their practice, they can know their patients better, be more available and provide superior care day to day.
Goodman sums it up nicely: “They are happy to do primary care…they are returning to the time-honored tradition of doctors and patients working out mutually agreeable arrangements for the very best of patient care.”
SignatureMD (signaturemd.com), with offices in Los Angeles, California and Richmond, Virginia, is one of the nation’s largest providers of initial conversion and ongoing support services to concierge medicine physicians, with an expanding network of over 160 affiliated primary care physicians and specialists across 31 states.