Why Use a Concierge Doctor?
If you are not using a Concierge Doctor, you could be getting only 50% of your basic recommended health care.
At this time it is generally accepted that a doctor should be providing service to about 2500 to as many as 4000 patients. Health insurance companies set fees based on these kinds of estimates. Doctors have to schedule their patient time based on how many patients they are responsible for.
However, a recent study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine found that this was simply too many patients and that these large patient groups prevent people from getting even the most basic recommended levels of care.
This study found that, “Americans receive only roughly 50% of recommended acute, chronic, and preventive care services. This discrepancy is in part because of a lack of physician time. “
In fact, this study states that a doctor would have to work 21.7 hours a day in order to provide recommended care if he was the provider for a patient base of 2500.
When using a Concierge Doctor you are simply opting out of “industrial mass market” medicine. By paying an annual or monthly fee, you are allowing your doctor to work with a much smaller patient base and give each and every patient the time and care he or she needs and deserves. In this situation, you can work with a doctor who actually has the time to not only give you 100% of the recommended basic level of care, but who can go well beyond these minimum levels with preventative and health enhancing programs.
Fast and In-Depth Diagnosis
When you notice something wrong, fast and accurate diagnosis can be the difference between life and death. With a Concierge Doctor you get priority scheduling and you can be seen quickly. Then once you are in with the doctor, you get the time taken to really look into your concerns and do everything possible to make sure the diagnosis is right. Concierge Medicine is for people who really care about their health.
Staying at Your Peak
As you age, your doctor needs to keep a much closer eye on your hormone balances and test your vital functions more often to keep you at your best possible mobility and activity levels. Concierge Medicine is for people who want to stay at the top of their game.
Dr. Casad keeps a small patient base that allows her the flexibility to see you when you need seeing. She has the time to spend with you and make sure that you get 100% of your recommended care and then take the extra time to be sure you stay at your peak of physical health.
For more information or to become a member of our Concierge Program, contact us.