Many people have heard the term “concierge medicine”, but few could tell you exactly what it means. Concierge medicine (otherwise known as direct primary care or DPC) is not a new concept. You might recall from some older films, the doctor making a house call. Remember the child wearing a long nightgown, sick in bed with a fever when in comes a white-haired gentleman, wearing circular specs, carrying that iconic leather doctor’s bag? The family greets the “doc” and he opens up his bag and pulls out a stethoscope and some life-saving medication.
In the 21st century, there is something to be said about having your doctor come to you. Has anyone ever gone to the doctor’s office and left saying, “Wow, that was world-class, V.I.P. service right there…”? You see, concierge medicine should always be a V.I.P. experience. When you dine at a nice restaurant, go to see a show, or check in to a hotel…you expect a 5-star experience, right? Why should a visit with your doctor not be held to that same standard? Here are some facts about concierge medicine:
Concierge medicine is not just for “rich people”. Most concierge doctors do not have to deal with insurance companies so they can offer surprisingly low costs to their patients. Did you know the cost of healthcare is driven up when you go through your health insurance? Lab work, diagnostic imaging, and medications are offered directly to our patients at a discounted price since we cut out all the middlemen. Having a doctor on call through your concierge medical practice could save you money. Find a provider that offers monthly plans starting at less than $100.00/month, which includes direct access to your provider. Imagine having your doctor’s cell phone number and the ability to call them at any time. Can you say that about your current healthcare provider?
How much time does one spend securing a doctor’s appointment? For many Americans it looks like this: You call to secure an appointment, only to find that your provider is booked weeks or even months out. When your appointment day finally arrives, you show up just to sit in the waiting room for at least 15 minutes, if not more. You head back to the exam room to have your vital signs checked and then again, you sit, and you wait. Perhaps you check your phone and move around on that annoying examination table with the paper crinkling underneath you until you finally get that knock on the door. Your doctor comes in and if you are lucky, performs an actual physical examination. They listen to your complaint, make recommendations, and then BOOM! They are out the door. You leave feeling frustrated, remembering you had other concerns you wanted to address, but in that small window of time, you were too rushed. Concierge doctors have the time to listen to your concerns and deal with them systematically and address them ALL on every single visit. DPC providers carry less than 500 patients per provider. This may sound like a lot, but traditional insurance-based providers usually carry thousands.
With concierge medicine, same-week appointments are always guaranteed. There should usually even be the next day, as well as same-day appointments available when you are sick. There are also weekend slots for those that work during the week and only have time on Saturdays and Sundays. As already I mentioned earlier that some concierge doctors even make house calls? Having a house-call doctor come to you when it’s convenient, in the comfort of your own home, on your time, now, is truly a 5-star V.I.P. experience.
Having the ability to use modern technology and all the different modes of communication available in today’s day and age is a must-have. Being able to contact your provider via text, phone call, video, or email makes your doctor more accessible than ever. I recently went to my doctor’s office to obtain my annual lab results only to be told that they were normal. I pondered in my mind why I was asked to make this appointment to have a face-to-face visit with my provider when I could have just as easily been told this on the phone or had my results sent to me via email. You see, the standard of care should be what is easiest for the patient, not what is easiest for the doctor’s office.
How well do you know your doctor and how well do they know you? In concierge medicine, your doctor is your provider. With one-on-one visits, the professional relationship between provider and patient is strengthened and trust is established. You should be able to quickly pick up the phone or text your provider with a concern or question, and have it answered. How many tasks in your life do you consider convenient? Is there any reason medical care shouldn’t be? With access to direct primary care, you have the luxury of having all of it at your fingertips. Blood work, radiological imaging, medications, massage therapy, physical therapy, IV nutritional therapy, medical aesthetics, and hormone replacement therapy coming straight to your door… what could be better?
Desert Mobile Medical – House Call Physicians
Desert Mobile Medical is a House Calls practice. We are 100% mobile, meaning a house call doctor will come to you, either to your home or to your office! You no longer have to wait in a doctor’s office to get the best care you deserve. Currently serving the Greater Phoenix Metro Valley Area. Insurance is not required to join our medical practice. We cut out the middleman (Health Insurance), so that we may dedicate all of our time to YOU, the patient. You receive the best-in-class medical care that there is to offer for you and your loved ones. If you have questions regarding our services, we would be happy to discuss them. Call 480-427-0002 today!
Clients shouldn’t be without having access to the experience and knowledge of multiple providers for the price of one. Every single provider at a concierge medical practice collaborates, discussing cases, treatment plans, diagnostics, and diagnoses. Outside of direct primary care medicine, if you want a second opinion, you better believe you are paying for it. Not only with your wallet but also with your time.
Some might not like the idea of paying a little extra for primary care on top of their health insurance, but you aren’t paying for standard health care. You are paying for extremely convenient, personalized top-notch care from a doctor who really gets to know you and cares genuinely about you and your health. Sometimes in life, you must pay a little bit extra to get the service you deserve. Who thinks their best health and peace of mind aren’t worth a couple of extra bucks?
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