Is Concierge Medicine The Answer?

Medical Bag | August 15, 2017

Defined as a subscription-based form of healthcare in which patients pay a fee, so-called concierge medicine can offer advantages that more than justify the cost. Dr. Andrea Klemes, chief medical officer of MDVIP, says, “Our research shows the MDVIP model actually saves the system money.” Part of this research reveals patients experience fewer hospital admissions and re-admissions, which Dr. Klemes credits to “better continuity of care all the way around.” After weighing the cost, physician shortage and the efficacy of the MDVIP model explained in this article, Dr. Joel Cooper says, “Considered in this light, concierge medicine may just be the ticket.”