Is Traditional Medicine Failing You?
- Posted on: May 23 2017
Ever feel like you have to take a number at your doctor’s office? Or do you often sit and wait well past your appointment time, only to be rushed through your appointment and walk away feeling that your doctor didn’t really listen to you?
The problem isn’t with your doctor; it lies within our health care system. Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) have been subjected to extremely low reimbursement, even sometimes, 10 to 20% on the dollar and can walk away with as little as $15 to $20 after a typical patient exam, therefore, PCP’s have to increase the amount of patients they see drastically just to stay in business. This is why you may feel like cattle when you go into your Primary Care Physician’s office.
One of the ways PCP’s are dealing with this is by offering a concept called Concierge Medicine or Direct Care in which a patient pays an annual fee or retainer for direct access to their physician in exchange for enhanced care. This allows doctors to see fewer patients each day, enhances their revenue and allows them to allocate a significantly greater amount of time to Concierge patients. Unfortunately the majority of patients can’t afford this option and don’t have a lot of options until now.
PrimeMedical was built on the concept of convenient, state-of-the-art, and comprehensive services located all under one roof. By doing this, it allows for patients to receive advanced testing in-house and all-inclusive care that normally gets referred out to other providers. It also allows us to spend more time with each patient; it’s Concierge Medicine without the retainer.
Call PrimeMedical today and get the personal, one-on-one attention you deserve from your Primary Care Physician.
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