Concierge Primary Care

Primary care physicians (PCPs) operating under the traditional model of healthcare are handcuffed by constant dependence on insurance and the endless paperwork that goes along with it. As a result, PCPs are often unable to provide the level of care they want to administer, let alone the level of care that patients deserve.

Luckily, the world of concierge medicine is growing quickly, and so is its utilization among primary care providers. A growing number of primary care doctors are switching to concierge medicine due to the autonomy it affords them and the enhanced service they can provide to their patient panels.

In this new and improved model of healthcare, patients pay an annual or monthly membership fee in exchange for increased availability, convenience and better overall service. The main difference being, concierge primary care physicians can focus on their patients’ needs without constantly catering to insurance providers.

Key Benefits of Membership-Based Primary Care

The main goal of transitioning to a concierge primary care clinic is to provide better care to patients. Having the time and capabilities necessary to effectively address patients’ needs is the most common reason PCPs switch to a membership-based model. In addition to the countless benefits it provides to patients, concierge primary care offers valuable advantages for the physician.

These include:

  • Better Doctor-Patient Relationships:In the traditional models of healthcare, patients feel like a number because of the large number of appointments their doctors need to make each day. Under concierge primary care, doctors get to know their patients and their illnesses. This is especially important regarding chronic conditions that need consistent attention. Patients who are more comfortable with their doctor tend to be more transparent, which leads to more accurate diagnosis and treatment.
  • Patient Satisfaction:With a reliable stream of income, primary care concierge practices don’t need to see as many patients in a day, which in turn enables them to spend more time with each individual patient. Their offices also spend less time completing paperwork, giving doctors even more time face-to-face to address patients’ needs.
  • Prevent Burnout:Another important reason that PCPs become concierge primary care physicians is to prevent burnout. Many times, doctors retire early because they are overworked and lose their love of medicine.

“Specialdocs was extremely responsible and extremely dependable during the transition. It was always, ‘We are a team. We’re working together.’”

Shalini Kaneriya, MD
Primary Care Physician
Northern Virginia

A Tailored Approach for Every Practice

At Specialdocs Consultants, we know that every practice is different and will require a custom approach when moving to a concierge model. We listen to our clients and make sure we focus on the details that make their practices unique.

Whether we are transforming an existing office or starting from scratch, we have the expertise necessary to set our clients up for success regardless of their situation. At the end of the day, our primary care concierge services enable them to deliver healthcare they way they want to and remove the handcuffs that insurance companies put on their patients.

Partner With Specialdocs

We are a true partner, working with client teams on a regular basis to deliver value throughout their operations. Our comprehensive services range across the board, and we can mix and match any of them to help doctors deliver care the way they imagine.

If you’re interested in learning more about transitioning your practice to a concierge model, fill out our STEP form today to see if we are a good fit for your situation.

During and after the transition process, we provide a wide range of services including membership management, financial processing, ongoing regulatory review, practice marketing and practice-growth support.

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Why Physicians Choose Specialdocs
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Client Stories
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