By Greg Bledsoe MD
One of the most rapidly growing clinical practice models in the US these days is Concierge Medicine.
In Concierge Medicine, a physician cuts out third-party payers and contracts directly with his or her patients. The patients pay a retainer and the physician agrees to limit the practice size so he or she can provide exceptional access to these patients.
While this model has become very popular with a certain segment of the population and many physicians, it is not without critics. I wrote a recent article on Freelance MD about the ethics of Concierge Medicine and the arguments for and against this model.
Since we've received so many inquiries about Concierge Medicine, I decided to post some resources here about the subject. In addition, for those of you who will be attending the Medical Fusion Conference this November, you'll be able to hear one of the leading experts on Concierge Medicine, Dr. Steven Knope, discuss the subject personally (and have the opportunity to sit down with Steve individually at our Accelerator sessions). Steve is the author of the book, Concierge Medicine: A New System to Get the Best Healthcare.
Here's a video interview with Dr. Steven Knope describing Concierge Medicine:
Here's another interview with Dr. Knope that appeared on FOX Business:
Here's a short video in which I describe Concierge Medicine and how we'll be discussing Concierge Medicine at the Medical Fusion Conference.