Have you fallen victim to corporate medicine? There are too many people standing around telling professionals what to do and how to do it. That means the money you’re putting into your healthcare mainly goes towards these administrators rather than the doctor you’re paying to see. At a concierge practice like the James Clinic, the money you invest in your health goes directly to you. You get straightforward advice with no conflict of interest. Our time, talent, and years of experience condense to fit into your appointment.
Concierge medicine has many advantages; keep reading to learn more!
What Is Concierge Medicine?
Concierge medicine is typically a practice with a lower volume of patients, designed to have higher availability and quality attention for those that join. Doctors can often schedule same-day appointments and readily give out their email and cellphone numbers to their patients to make it easier to contact them.
Other terms for concierge medicine also include retainer medicine and boutique medicine.
Concierge medicine is an excellent choice for either healthy or ill patients, and we’ll tell you why!
Better Patient-Physician Relationship
We all want that personal bond with our physicians. We want someone we can trust to have our best interest at heart. It can be challenging to cultivate a good patient-physician relationship when your physician is constantly being pulled in different directions and unable to take your calls or messages when needed.
With concierge medicine, you’ll have a chance to know your physician on a more personal level. They will not only help you with your health concern at the moment, but they’ll take the time to ensure you’re living an all-encompassing healthy lifestyle.
Healthcare is never more than a phone call or an email away when you have concierge medicine. Even if you’re having vague or unassuming symptoms, all you have to do is call up your concierge medicine provider, and they’ll likely be able to fit you for an appointment that very same day.
Contact with your physician isn’t just during office hours either. Your physician should have expanded availability for pressing matters. Of course, if you’re experiencing a medical emergency, it’s crucial to call 911 or go to the emergency room. You can always contact your physician once you’re stable to let them know what is going on.
Having immediate/constant access to your physician means that you can easily make extra appointments between visits if a problem arises. No matter what, you’ll feel that your physician prioritizes your time, money, and health.
According to a University of Wisconsin report, almost half of primary care physicians schedule patient visits at 15-minute intervals, while concierge physicians typically spend 35 minutes on a patient visit. The average insurance-based appointment in the United States is seven minutes! This is problematic.
Depending on the plan selected, our office’s initial consults range from 30-90 minutes. We take time to understand you, revisit your history, provide references for you to learn more on your own, and clearly review the plan going forward.
A regular primary care physician can have over a thousand patients they need to look after. Having to hop between one right after another doesn’t help them focus on you in their office; they always have one eye on the clock. This increases the risk of your physician missing a vital piece of information and keeps them from giving valuable advice and educating you.
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A 2014 survey found that about 90% of concierge medicine patients are satisfied with their care. This is exceptionally high, especially when compared to the 67% who said they were happy with their traditional healthcare (that was before the disastrous covid policies)! And 97% of concierge medicine patients also think their doctors take a personal interest in their healthcare. That’s more than one-third higher than the patients in a regular practice.
At the James Clinic, we value your health more than anything. We pride ourselves on being a concierge medicine that’s here for you whenever you need us. Simply request a consult through our website to get started!