“We provide everything that helps physicians with a smooth exit from the hamster wheel,” Terry Bauer, CEO of Specialdocs, shared in a recent article on the concierge medicine model in Chicago Medicine. “(Our company) provides a whole host of management services so the doctor can focus the majority of their attention on patient care.”
In the article titled “Retainer Medicine,” author Howard Wolinsky explains exactly what concierge medicine is all about and provides an in-depth look at how and why doctors are converting to a “retainer model” for patient care. While some critics may argue that it creates an unbalanced system for healthcare equality, the doctors featured in this article who have made the switch believe it’s better not just for themselves, but, most importantly, for their patients.
Bauer detailed Specialdocs process for evaluating practices, developing plans for their success and partnering with physicians throughout their career: “We cover the entire transition process—from comprehensive practice management, staff management and training to support with legal and regulatory matters. We develop and implement a detailed and personalized marketing plan. We manage the entire membership enrollment process and facilitate evaluation of the right EMR for their specific needs. We are by their side typically until they decide they would like to retire and then we work with them to identify and bring on a physician to take over their practice.”
If you’re looking to get off the “hamster wheel” and start a better way to practice medicine for yourself and your patients, consider taking our brief STEP form so that we may determine if you’re a good candidate for concierge medicine. Specialdocs is here to answer all your questions and guide you every step of the way in building your concierge practice.
“Retainer Medicine” appeared in the April 2022 issue of Chicago Medicine, a publication of the Chicago Medical Society. Author Howard Wolinsky is currently an instructor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and previously covered healthcare for the Chicago Sun-Times and American Medical News.