MDVIP Personalized Healthcare Model Saves Money & Improves Care: Just the Remedy Americans Are Looking For

From the Affordable Care Act and new healthcare laws to consumers improving their own health, Americans are on a mission to cut their healthcare costs – without sacrificing care. A recent study reveals they can get both – and more.

The MDVIP model results in improved outcomes for patients and ultimately lowers healthcare costs in excess of $300 million a year.  With lower hospitalizations and re-admissions – or more than an average savings of $2,500 per member—this far exceeds the members’ annual enrollment fee in an MDVIP primary care practice.

Medicare patients receiving care for such conditions as acute heart attack or myocardial infarction (MI), congestive heart failure (CHF), angina, stroke and pneumonia by MDVIP-affiliated primary care physicians experience a dramatic decrease in re-admissions versus comparable non-MDVIP patients.

What’s more, MDVIP patients can reach their doctors 24/7, have little or no waiting time in the office and can get same-day or next-day appointments. Such convenience leads to higher satisfaction.

“The MDVIP model of personalized, preventive care with smaller practices allows the physician to take a more proactive rather than a reactive approach,” says MDVIP Medical Director Dr. Andrea Klemes. “MDVIP-affiliated physicians have the time to focus on acute, chronic and preventive health issues, and this increased physician contact time results in improved outcomes for patients and ultimately lowers healthcare costs.”

The MDVIP personalized healthcare model was profiled in the first-ever study of hospital utilization, as published in an article published in the peer-reviewed The American Journal of Managed Care (December 2012). The lower hospitalization and re-admissions saved an average $2,551 per member. So, not only do members get better care, but as new healthcare laws mean higher costs to some patients, MDVIP actually saves members money.

As America seeks real savings in its healthcare delivery model – without sacrificing increased attention, patient screenings, favorable results and improved patient satisfaction – the hundreds of millions in one-year savings found through utilization of MDVIP-affiliated primary care physicians could be the medicine we’re all looking for.
11 Comments
Marylou Bergman
Mar 11th, 2013
Recently I saw Dr. Anna Niesen. I cannot say enough good about the excellent service she provides. My examination was extremely thorough. I am very pleased to be in the program.
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MDVIP
Mar 11th, 2013
Hello Marylou!

Thanks for sharing your story! We are happy to hear your first experiences with MDVIP and Dr. Niesen have been so fulfilling. If you would like to discuss further and connect with your peers, we suggest joining the MDVIP community on Facebook or Twitter.

In good health,

MDVIP
Kenneth J. Schneider
Mar 3rd, 2013
Dr. Michael Freese is my MDVIP Physician and is an outstanding professional. His ability to diagnosis problems and provide appropriate solution has been a story of success for my wife and me.He also has a unique ability to assess medical conflicts.We are very pleased with his ability to listen and his pleasing personality.He is the right Doctor for us.
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MDVIP
Mar 4th, 2013
Hello Kenneth!

It's great to hear that Dr. Freese has been an exemplary caretaker for both you and your wife. We so value MDVIP-affiliated physicians' ability to go above and beyond for their patients, and it seems Dr. Freese is doing just that. If you would like to share your family's story with your peers, simply log in to MDVIP Connect and click "Tell Your Story" beneath the "My Doctor" section.

In good health,

MDVIP
Joyce Miller
Feb 22nd, 2013
I was very pleased with my doctor before she joined MDVIP. The extra cost was not easy because I have been unable to find a job and was out of a job when I joined. I just wasn't willing to give up seeing Dr. Lillian Cohn, especially with a promise (fulfilled) of more time, etc., her professional connections and knowledge are extremely valuable to me
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MDVIP
Feb 23rd, 2013
Hello Joyce!

Thank you for sharing your story - we are so pleased to hear that Dr. Cohn's great care has gotten even better since she transitioned her practice. We understand an MDVIP membership is an additional healthcare expense, and are glad that you have experienced the lasting value we are confident it provides members. If you would like share your experience with fellow members, you can simply log in to your MDVIP Connect account and click "Tell Your Story" below the "My Doctor" section.

In good health,

MDVIP

Pauline Daigle
Feb 19th, 2013
I have been with Dr Collins for about 28 yrs and have known no other doctor like him. He is super.
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MDVIP
Feb 19th, 2013
Hello Pauline!

What a great relationship you two must have! It is wonderful to hear that Dr. Collins has been taking exceptional care of you for almost 3 decades. There is no doubt your story would be inspiring to your fellow members - if you would like to share, simply log in to your MDVIP Connect account and click "Tell Your Story" below the "My Doctor" section.

In good health,

MDVIP
SHARON WILKIE
Feb 17th, 2013
I have been with Dr. Neibaur for 23 years. All the years have been wonderful. MDVIP is even better. I get the very best care available. He has the best connections. I feel he really cares!!!! I think MDVIP has helped us alot! He is the best! Sharon Wilkie
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MDVIP
Feb 18th, 2013
Hello Sharon!

We are thrilled to hear you have been under exceptional care with Dr. Neibaur for over two decades and that your experience has become all the better since he transitioned to an MDVIP-affiliated practice. If you would like to share your story about your time with Dr. Neibaur and MDVIP thus far, you can log in to your MDVIP Connect account and click "Tell Your Story" below the "My Doctor" section.

In good health,

MDVIP
Lynn Leong
Feb 14th, 2013
I wanted to thank you Dr. Robert Schiff for been a super MDVIP doctor. The program and your participation in it, has more than exceeded my expectations. I feel I can always count on you and your staff, who go the extra mile to accommodate my family. Your health advice is not limited and there is always your encouragement that a better healthier day is always around the corner.
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MDVIP
Feb 14th, 2013
Hello Lynn!

It's wonderful to hear both you and your family have gotten so much value from your MDVIP membership and have found a trusted health partner in Dr. Schiff. If you would like to share your journey to great health with your peers, simply log in to your MDVIP Connect account and click "Tell Your Story" below the "My Doctor" section.

In good health,

MDVIP
ALICE KING
Feb 8th, 2013
I REALLY LIKE MY DOCTOR WHO HAS TAKEN CARE OF ME FOR MAYBE 10 YEAR. HIS NAME IS DR JAMES HERMAN.
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MDVIP
Feb 8th, 2013
Hello Alice!

It's wonderful to hear you have developed such a lasting, positive relationship with Dr. Herman - we're so pleased that you are experiencing such exemplary care! If you would like to share your story with fellow MDVIP members, you can log in to your MDVIP Connect account and click "Tell Your Story" below the "My Doctor" section.

In good health,

MDVIP
Sybl P. Harmon
Feb 5th, 2013
Your questionaire came at at bad time. My original doctor has just retired and I haven't met my new one, So, a report to my new doctor would be of no help to me.
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MDVIP
Feb 6th, 2013
Hello Sybl!

We completely understand your situation and would be more than happy to discuss it further with you by phone. Would it be alright if a representative gave you a call today?

In good health,

MDVIP
Thomas Harris
Jan 30th, 2013
My wife and I have been exceedingly pleased with our primary care physicion, Dr Eric Marcalus, and did not want to lose him when he switched nto MDVIP. Under this program, I feel that the regular physical exams are more extensive and more complete and he has more time to discuss my health issues which leaves me with a much more comfortable feeling as to the state of my health. My only concern is nthe total cost of my medical coverage.
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MDVIP
Jan 31st, 2013
Hello Thomas!

We are so pleased that you and your wife have been able to maintain your great relationship with Dr. Marcalus and are enjoying even better care since he transitioned his practice. We appreciate your feedback on program cost - while we recognize an MDVIP membership is indeed an extra healthcare expense, we are confident members will see the return in the form of better health for years to come.

In good health,

MDVIP
Morrison Lewellen
Jan 29th, 2013
I am very pleased with the service and the time the doctor has to serve my needs. He is always available when I need him.
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MDVIP
Jan 29th, 2013
Hello Morrison!

We are thrilled to hear you are happy with your MDVIP membership and have built a strong partnership with your doctor - we appreciate your feedback! We encourage you to share your success story- simply log in to your MDVIP Connect account and click "Tell Your Story" below the "My Doctor" section to inspire your fellow members.

In good health,

MDVIP
bonnie cordle
Jan 17th, 2013
i have lost 80 pounds in the past 14 months with the help of my mdvip doctor, robert wacks. he has been most helpl and motivational.

bonnie cordle
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MDVIP
Jan 17th, 2013
Hello Bonnie!

We are so pleased to hear about your success with MDVIP and Dr. Wacks! Congratulations on making steps towards a healthier, more vibrant life. We encourage you to inspire others with your story- simply visit your MDVIP Connect account, click "Tell Your Story" below the "My Doctor" section and share!

In good health,
MDVIP
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