What is a private physician?
Since the mid 1990s, private physicians and their practices have been recognized by many names in the press: concierge physicians, boutique practices, direct care practices, and retainer practices.
What they all have in common is a private (direct) financial relationship with their patients and a commitment to restoring the doctor-patient relationship by eliminating the practice’s financial dependence on insurance and Medicare reimbursements.
Why is this important to you?
Much of what you probably hate about he health care system, your doctor hates just as much. Wait times are too long. Appointments are too short. And medical decisions that should be made by you and your doctor are often too heavily influenced by decisions made by payers.
When medical practices rely solely on insurance reimbursements for their survival, the payers inevitably define and shape the care you receive. This is true even if you don’t have health insurance.
No one wants to pay more for health care, but a growing number of people are realizing every day that an investment in a relationship with a private physician is a smart decision.
The private medical movement gives you the ability to make your own decision
out the type of care you want for yourself and your family.
- Maybe you’re happy with the care, but you don’t want to wait so long to receive it.
- Maybe you have trouble leaving work or home for medical care and wish you could work with your doctor more by phone and email – or even get a house call.
- You may have a high deductible or no insurance at all and you just want to pay a clearly defined, fair cash price for your care.
- Or you may want a medical relationship that provides time and technology focused prevention and wellness.
You will find these possibilities and more by exploring a relationship with a private physician. Each practice and physician personality is unique, so like you do for other services, you may want to shop and compare before making your decision
Doesn’t this make sense?