Unlike traditional primary care where physicians are retiring early and receive very little compensation for their practices, MDVIP-affiliated physicians sometimes delay retirement because they love what they do and they love the model. Given that the complexities of closing a practice can be just as challenging as building one, MDVIP approaches retirement planning the same way we approach practice transitions – putting you and your patients first. We take the work and worry out of retiring by providing you with a step-by-step strategy to successfully implement this personal milestone.
The short answer is YES. If you’re thinking of retiring early because you’re burnt out practicing at your current pace, MDVIP can help extend your career. Need proof? About a quarter of MDVIP-affiliated physicians are age 65+, with many practicing well into their 70s and even 80s. When you truly are ready to start the next chapter, MDVIP can simplify this milestone transition in your professional and personal life by helping you realize the monetary value of your practice.
Many affiliated physicians in single and multi-specialty group and employed practices are working alongside colleagues in a conventional primary care model. Having an MDVIP-affiliated physician within a group gives all patients additional choices for care and distinguishes the group from its competitors. Furthermore, the group setting enables patients who do not choose to join the MDVIP program the option to easily transition to other physicians in the practice.
In addition to providing a solution to internists and family physicians in traditional volume medicine who are looking for a way to practice the way they were trained, MDVIP offers transition expertise to doctors with a variety of professional goals. We work with non-MDVIP primary care physicians in both conventional and concierge practices to implement a successful succession or retirement plan by assisting with continuity-of-care services for their patients.
The MDVIP model is most successful in established primary care practices. More than 100 MDVIP-affiliated physicians are in their 30s and 40s. As the healthcare landscape continues to change bringing with it more uncertainty, younger doctors value the financial security and predictability of the MDVIP model. They’re also enjoying a better work/life balance and are able to save for retirement. Many of our affiliated physicians say their biggest regret is not transitioning sooner. And they’re more than willing to tell you why. Just call us at 800-706-4384 and we’ll put you in touch.
COVID-19 Vaccine and Immunity Update for Affiliates and Physicians
With at least three promising vaccine candidates advancing through clinical trials, we recently hosted a discussion with immunologist and virologist Dr. Shane Crotty from the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) Coronavirus Taskforce.
Understanding Antibody Testing for COVID-19
Before I begin to explain antibody testing, I have a few disclosures:
Coronavirus Relief in Delaware
Members of Dr. David Maleh's MDVIP-affiliated practice in Wilmington, DE, have donated two truck loads of food and more than $1,200 to local food banks to help people in need during the coronavirus shutdown.
IgM and IgG Antibody Tests for COVID-19
There are an emerging amount of IgG and IgM antibody tests for COVID-19 that are being developed and presented to clinicians. Currently, the most widely used method for diagnosing COVID-19 is the standard M PCR. This test is the most sensitive testing method and can identify the virus before symptoms are expressed.
FDA Policy for Diagnostic Tests for COVID-19
In order to achieve rapid testing for COVID-19, the Food and Drug Administration is shifting some responsibility to states and providing more specific details for commercial and laboratory manufacturers. The FDA is adapting as the situation evolves.