Concierge medicine has always had somewhat of a "brand/identity" problem in the media, amongst patients and in the widely discussed health care debate. But in general, the term concierge medicine is used to describe a modern-day relationship with a doctor in which the patient pays an affordable fee for access and cost effective care with their primary care of family physician.
In concierge medicine, physicians develop amenities-rich membership programs and collect a monthly or annual membership fee to pay for the amenities in addition to the medical services rendered. Handbook of Concierge Medical Practice Design examines the many considerations physicians must make prior to transitioning their practices into concierge services.
"You will never regret being a doctor IF you work only for patients. But if you don't work only for patients, you will regret your decision in the end." Dr. T.L., Concierge Physician, California Whether you're the owner of an existing medical practice or looking for guidance and advice to start your own concierge medicine or cash-based practice, The Doctor's Guide To Concierge Medicine helps you discover an old-fashioned delivery model of medicine in a modern economy.