Dr. Bill Benedict, MD
Dr. Benedict longed for the days of quality patient interaction. He and his daughter, Christina Skale, MD, spent long, punishing days in their joint practice, racing from patient to patient, limited by insurance dictates and a time-consuming electronic health record system. Dr. Benedict worried that his daughter was burning out.
Converting to a concierge model with the help of SignatureMD changed everything. They see a fraction of the patients they once did, and spend more time listening, educating patients, and focusing on preventive care. “We can talk about important problems that we could only glance over before because we didn’t have time,” Dr. Benedict says. “This is the way medicine should be practiced.”
The new model has personal pay-offs. “It’s a better lifestyle day-to-day. You’re more relaxed, and you’re not rushing around from sun up to sun down,” Dr. Benedict says. And he spends more time with his 10 active grandchildren: “I now go to a lot of their games.”