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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Read “The Rise of Concierge Medicine: Saving the Independent Physician” on PR Newswire.

The Rise of Concierge Medicine Pt. 1

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For a growing number of physicians frustrated by today’s healthcare environment, concierge, or membership, medicine has proved transformative, offering a way to remain independent and sustain a thriving practice long term. We invite physicians to explore the rise of this alternative practice model in a 5-part podcast series hosted by Specialdocs Consultants. Two physicians, including one of the first family …

Two Interviews with “Special Doc” Michael Mignoli, MD!

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We love sharing how our “Special Docs” are furthering their mission to provide the highest quality care to their patients. Michael Mignoli, MD, was recently interviewed by two publications — Lone Tree Voice and Colorado Health & Wellness — to provide insights on dizziness and explain why he transitioned to a concierge medical practice. Read the article published by Colorado Health & Wellness titled, …

“Special Doc” Uday Jani, MD, Named Keynote Speaker in Upcoming Opioids Awareness Conference

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“Special Doc” Uday Jani, MD, will be a keynote speaker at Beebe Integrative Health’s conference titled “Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: The Role of Integrative Health in the Management of Chronic Pain,” on March 4 in Lewes, Delaware. Details about the conference can be found in the Cape Gazette: “Opioid awareness conference set in Lewes March 4”.

“Special Doc” Steven Mickley, MD Featured in Silver Century Foundation

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We’d like to share a thoughtful piece on the increasing popularity of concierge medicine written by the Silver Century Foundation, which features “Special Doc” Steven Mickley, MD.  He succinctly explains why the current state of healthcare spurred his change to concierge medicine at Glenville Medical in Greenwich, CT. “In the old days, you really had the time to address every …

Healthcare Industry Predictions for 2017

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While it’s easy to get caught up in the swirl of negativity surrounding healthcare, there’s also much to be thankful for. As we look to 2017, we are excited to share developments in the healthcare industry that experts predict will pave the way for healthier living and could potentially change patient care forever. The “Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2017 …

‘Special Doc’ Jeffrey S. Puglisi, MD Joins the Board of the American College of Private Physicians

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We are pleased to share that one of our ’Special Docs’, Jeffrey S. Puglisi, MD, is joining the Board of the American College of Private Physicians. Read the official announcement below. Jeffrey S. Puglisi, MD of Greenwich, CT, Joins the Board of the American College of Private Physicians  November, 2016 – Dr. Jeffrey S. Puglisi of Glenville Medical Concierge Care in …

What Does Election 2016 Mean for the Independent, Primary Care Physician?

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By Terrence L. Bauer, CEO, Specialdocs Consultants, LLC Healthcare, in a constant state of flux for well over a decade, is entering yet another new era when the Trump administration takes the reins in January. While it may appear as if change is the only constant, we are gratified to see a great deal of positives ahead, especially for independent …

It’s American Diabetes Month…and Signs of Hope Emerge in the Ongoing Battle

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While the statistics surrounding the prevalence of diabetes in America are sobering – 29 million people are currently coping with the disease, and another 86 million are at risk – there are some promising indicators of progress.   In recognition of American Diabetes Month, we at Specialdocs salute physicians who work tirelessly with patients year round to prevent and fight this …

What We’re Reading: Healthcare Changes in 2017

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As 2017 approaches and, with it, the beginning of a new presidency under Donald Trump, significant shifts may result on the healthcare front, impacting issues ranging from the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule to the Affordable Care Act. We present some of the latest thinking on these topics:  Affordable Care Act As Republicans prepare to take over the presidency and retain …