Concierge Medicine in Delaware…Specialdocs is in the News

Concierge Medicine Today took note of a recent article in a Delaware business news publication regarding the success of the concierge medicine model in the state. CEO Terry Bauer provided insights on why increasing numbers of physicians are motivated to make the change, and ‘Special Doc’ Uday Jani, MD, of Milton, DE, shared his turning point as well as the …

A message from Specialdocs CEO Terry Bauer on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

Our thoughts and prayers are with our Houston-area Special Docs, their patients and the entire community as they restore and rebuild after Hurricane Harvey. While the storm continues to take a terrible toll on Texas, all of us at Specialdocs are seeking ways to help, now, and during what is predicted to be a long, painful recovery period. We’ve identified …

Specialdocs Discusses Concierge Medicine with Newsday

A recent article exploring the concierge medicine in the New York area featured insights on the model’s viability and growth from Specialdocs CEO Terry Bauer. ‘Special Doc’ Jeff Puglisi, MD, Glenville Medical Concierge Care in Greenwich, CT, also offered his thoughts on why concierge medicine will increasingly be viewed as affordable care and a valued benefit to offer employees. He …

Specialdocs and Northern VA Family Practice are in the News

In the decade since Northern Virginia Family Practice Associates (NVFPA) launched one of the nation’s earliest – and Virginia’s first – concierge family medicine practices, the model’s appeal has continued to expand. Now, NVFPA is working with Specialdocs Consultants, itself a pioneer in concierge medicine transitions and management, to welcome a new physician, Richard Nemeth, MD, to the practice team. …

Specialdocs is in the News…

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The appeal of concierge medicine continues to gain momentum in Connecticut, as patients and physicians recognize the many benefits of a smaller patient panel. Specialdocs Consultants, a pioneer in concierge medicine transitions and management, most recently worked with physicians in Greenwich, New Canaan and Darien to help them launch and build successful concierge medical practices. Click here to read more…

Path to a Successful Retirement…Specialdocs Offers New Program to Physician-Clients

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Unlike a traditional practice, a concierge medical practice can have substantial monetary value. Specialdocs Consultants has launched a new program for succession and retirement to help its clients tap into the equity they’ve built as well-respected concierge physicians in the community. The Specialdocs Pathway to a Successful Retirement program establishes sound strategies to monetize a client’s concierge medical practice and …

3 Reasons Why Online Reviews Matter

If you’re looking to grow your practice, there is little doubt that recommendations from satisfied patients continues to be the most effective strategy. In a digital age, reviews on well-regarded sites are the new word-of-mouth, impacting a physician’s reputation online and off. The infographic below summarizes why, and which sites matter most to potential patients. Are you interested in learning ...

A New Paradigm for Physician-Patient Relationship? Here’s What We’re Reading

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According to the recent Keckley Report, the physician-patient relationship of the future will be distinctly different in scope and performance from recent and past healthcare experiences. Paul Keckley predicts care will be highly customized and coordinated through the use of multi-disciplinary teams, with more transparent costs for patients. The following is a list of performance characteristics that will be key …

Starting a Concierge Medical Practice with a Consultant? What You Need to Know

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Starting a concierge medical practice is one of the most important decisions of your professional life and your consultant partner can make the difference between success and failure. Previously, we recommended questions to ask as you considered working with a consultant. In this post, we explain the Specialdocs difference and how we work with physicians who are starting a concierge …

What We’re Reading: More Paperwork, More Challenges for Primary Care Physicians

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Medscape recently released its Physician Compensation Report for 2017, revealing salary information and healthcare industry challenges shared by more than 19,200 physicians in more than 27 specialties. Specialdocs notes several key findings from the report: Primary care physicians (PCPs) still earn less than their specialist peers. Specialists reported overall earnings of $316,000 compared with PCP earnings of $217,000. Digging deeper, …

Caroline Stratz, MD, shares “Why I’m Becoming a Concierge Physician,” in the Los Altos Town Crier

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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 …

Get to Know Specialdocs: Mission, Vision and Values

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As one of the pioneers in concierge medicine transition consulting, Specialdocs is thrilled to celebrate our 15-year anniversary of transforming physicians’ professional lives. If you’ve been following our blog, you’ve likely read about Specialdocs’ dynamic company history that closely tracks with the rise of concierge medicine in the US and continues to drive the movement forward. The evolution of change …

Opioid Addiction: 3 Things You Should Know

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Recently, “Special Doc” Uday Jani, MD, was a keynote speaker for an opioids awareness conference sponsored by Beebe Healthcare. Attendees discussed potential solutions to the growing problem of opioid addiction. A few important takeaways: Pain medicine has an addictive property which leads to dependence. Opioid addiction is occurring across the country and impacts all ages and demographics. Young people are particularly vulnerable: “This is …

Celebrating 15 Years of Transforming Physicians’ Professional Lives

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Since 2002, Specialdocs has been transforming physicians’ professional lives through successful practice transitions to concierge medicine. We are consistently expanding to new states and partnering with physicians in both small towns and large cities. As our 15th anniversary quickly approaches, we are celebrating important milestones and looking ahead to an exciting future. Follow our journey: 1996 The first concierge medical …

Picking the Right Concierge Medical Practice Consultant (Podcast Pt. 5)

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Physicians, are you interested in making the change to concierge medicine but unsure what to look for in a medical practice consultant? In the fifth and final part of our podcast series, “The Rise of Concierge Medicine,” two physicians, including one of the first family practitioners to transition to concierge medicine and the other recognized as a top concierge doctor in …

Myths and Facts about Concierge Medicine (Podcast Pt. 4)

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Is concierge medicine only for the wealthy, elderly or very ill?  If patients have your cell phone number, will they call more frequently than ever before?  In the fourth part of our podcast series, “The Rise of Concierge Medicine,” two physicians, including one of the first family practitioners to transition to concierge medicine and the other recognized as a top concierge …

The Tipping Point (Podcast Pt. 3)

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In the third part of our podcast series, “The Rise of Concierge Medicine,” two physicians, including one of the first family practitioners to transition to concierge medicine and the other recognized as a top concierge doctor in 2016, are joined by members of Specialdocs’ leadership team to share stories of life changing change. Throughout the recording, you’ll hear our panel’s accounts …

Membership Medicine… Relationships at the Center

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“Special Doc” Uday Jani, MD, was recently featured in an article by Medical Economics titled, “Here’s why membership medicine is gaining physician attention.” He thoughtfully explains how the change to membership medicine at his practice, Shore View Personalized Medical Care in Milton, DE, has positively impacted his relationships with patients. Before practicing membership medicine, Dr. Jani had a large patient panel and struggled to …

The Fear Factor (Podcast Pt. 2)

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In the second part of our podcast series, “The Rise of Concierge Medicine,” two physicians, including one of the first family practitioners to transition to concierge medicine, and the other recognized as a top concierge doctor in 2016, are joined by members of Specialdocs’ leadership team for an informative and reassuring discussion on “the fear factor.” Throughout the recording, you’ll hear …

Specialdocs is in the News!

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