In the midst of a tumultuous healthcare environment, more physicians are turning to alternative practice models, including concierge medicine, in order to remain independent.
For “Special Doc” Caroline Stratz, MD, rushed, shorter appointments, increased regulation and the loss of time needed to sustain her most valued high quality physician-patient relationships compelled her to make a practice change.
“I have decided to enter the world of concierge medicine, where patients are truly at the center of care. There is no doubt that the best care comes from a physician who really knows you…as a person affected by a unique combination of lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors. The smaller patient panel that defines concierge medicine means that I can provide more of that most precious resource: time,” shared Dr. Stratz in “Why I’m becoming a concierge physician,” for the Los Altos Town Crier.
Are you interested in becoming a concierge physician? We invite you to answer 5 questions about your practice below to help determine if you could be a good fit for this rewarding practice model.