47% of family medicine physicians and 46% of internists are suffering from burnout,* and 80% of physicians report being over-extended or at capacity.**
** The Physicians Foundation 2016 Physician Survey
The concierge model allows physicians to spend more time with each patient, building a meaningful connection that benefits the patient and fulfills the physician.
This relationship allows physicians to focus on preventative care and health literacy, both of which have been proven to improve overall health outcomes, reduce hospital and ER utilization and curb unnecessary testing and procedures.
Since 2002, Specialdocs Consultants has empowered physicians to transition their practices to the concierge medicine model and make a real impact on the health of their communities.
Among the many concierge medicine benefits available through Specialdocs’ services, you could spend less time on paperwork, experience fewer administrative responsibilities and gain greater financial independence.
Additionally, patients could enjoy more specialized attention that is focused on delivering the best level of care. Because concierge practitioners are not beholden to the same restrictions imposed by insurance providers, these physicians are free to explore multiple treatment options and can work more closely with patients to ensure a smooth and comprehensive healing process.
Some are being bought by large hospital groups, some are going out of business and more medical school students are opting for subspecialties rather than primary care. The most recent data by consulting company Accenture show that the number of independent physicians declined to 33% in 2016, down from 57% in 2000.*
Less time on paperwork and regulatory compliance means more time for patient care, and more time for yourself.
Achieving financial stability gives you freedom so you can continue to make a difference for your patients.
|Medical Care||Reactive||Time to be proactive|
|Role of Staff||Gatekeepers||Advocates|
|Time and Flexibility||Limited||Extended|
|Revenue||Fee-for-Service Incentives||Membership Fees|
|Avg. Length of Appointment||7-10 Minutes||30+ minutes|
|In-Office Wait Time||Can be significant||None – Minimal|
|Appointment Timeline||18 days||Same/Next Day|
|Patients Per Doctor||2,000+||Dramatically reduced count|
|House Calls||Rarely||In many cases|
|Technology/Mobile Access||Sometimes||24/7 direct communication|