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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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 …