My year with a concierge doctor

doctors and practitioners
In 2017, I spent $1,400 for a subscription to a concierge doctor, one who charges extra to offer better access for her patients and has far fewer patients than the typical hospital system doctor. Other terms for this type of practice are concierge medicine, boutique medicine, private medicine, retainer medicine, and maybe subscription medicine. The doctor I ended up choosing had 350 patients, which she said is 1/10th of the usual caseload. Doctors in larger and more affluent metro areas might have more patients. Your health insurance is used wherever applicable, but not for the annual fee, obviously.  Long story short, if you can afford it and are not particularly attached to your current doctor, I would recommend a concierge doctor. I found that having one reduced my anxiety about…
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