Will 2022 be the year concierge medicine shifts from niche solution to mainstream model?
With the advent of COVID-19, the last two years for physicians have been daunting to say the least. From shrinking revenues, increasing practice closures, and burnout reaching astonishing levels, physicians these days are taxed to the limit in order to remain independent. This is why now more than ever, a shift to a concierge medical practice has become more practical than a mainstream medical practice.
A Specialdocs rheumatologist in Michigan said: “Concierge medicine enabled me to do more than simply keep the doors open – it restored my practice, rejuvenated my staff and allowed me to care for patients exceptionally well.”
During the COVID-19 crisis, not one of Specialdocs physician-clients considered having to close their doors due to insufficient operating funds or loss of patients. They all thrived, with the number of concierge medicine patients increasing significantly in both 2020 and 2021. Also of note is the consistent lowering of members’ average age, a sign of broadening appeal among younger generations realizing the immeasurable value of a long-term relationship with their physician.
With the emergence of yet another COVID-19 variant, now is the time to secure your future and ensure that your medical practice will thrive by embracing a concierge medicine practice model. Read the entire article written by Specialdocs CEO Terry Bauer on Medical Economics today.
Specialdocs can help you through each stage of building a successful concierge practice and our physician practice consulting is ongoing even after you start your practice. Click here for a comprehensive look at what some of the services are that we offer. If you’re interested to see whether your practice would be a good fit for the concierge model, take a few minutes and complete our STEP form. We are there for physicians every step of the way and look forward to hearing from you.