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 problem when the patient came in. You didn’t have to hurry them or skip things and make them come back. Nowadays, a lot of doctors just refer out to some other sub specialist because they don’t have time to deal with it,” he told writer Leigh Ann Hubbard.
Dr. Mickley also discussed the broad appeal of concierge medicine across the age spectrum, including younger people with bad health habits who need preventive care, people with chronic, complicated problems who require extensive follow-up, and those who simply adore their physician and want to remain with him over the long term. One of Dr. Mickley’s patients offered this compelling reason for joining his practice: “We don’t know what our health care needs are going to be [going] forward. To have somebody that you can trust over the long term—it’s worth the cost, knowing that they’re going to be there for you.”
Read the entire article here: