Putting patients first by letting patients go

June 9, 2019

Like many primary care physicians in this health care marketplace, I found myself operating on a hamster wheel of volume care, seeing more and more patients and spending less and less time with them...

Best of both worlds: Hybrid concierge medicine can be a long-term patient care solution for practices

May 24, 2019

The one-to-one relationship between physician and patient often takes a back seat in today’s demanding healthcare environment, in which administrative burdens, efficiency and volume can take precedence over individual care...

Pasadena Doctor Chooses Hybrid Choice Concierge Program from Concierge Choice Physicians

March 12, 2019

Concierge Choice Physicians (CCP), the nation’s leading full-service concierge medical service provider, today announced that Craig Johnson, MD, a Pasadena, California-based family practice doctor with more than 25 years of practice, has enrolled in the company’s Hybrid Choice™ program...

Concierge medicine an option at Lakeside Clinic

Jan 25, 2019

At the Lakeside Clinic in Guntersville, there is now a higher quality option for healthcare with Dr. Joel C. Milligan and Dr. Jeffrey M. Saylor.

L.I. concierge medicine firm expands to London despite U.K.'s universal coverage

October 16, 2018

Concierge Choice Physicians, a Rockville Centre–based company operating in 24 states, is betting that Londoners will pay 100 pounds per month (about $131) for concierge medical services—even though patients can have almost all of their medical expenses covered by the U.K.'s...

This Isn’t Your Parents’ Concierge Care: New models allow docs to keep non-member patients

October 02, 2018

Newer models allow docs to keep non-member patients

Concierge Practice: Could the New Models Be Right for You?

June 17, 2018

Physicians have been tinkering with the concierge model for a long time. For example, many of them keep patients who won't convert to the membership model—either because they don't want to lose those patients or because they can't find enough memberships to replace them.

Direct primary care references in new CMS program plan leave cash-only docs skeptical

MAY 10, 2018

CMS program currently in planning stages appears to seek input from the direct primary care (DPC) community — but DPC providers Part B News talked to aren’t sure they see how their model would fit.

Call of Concierge: Still a Niche in Cardiology, But Growing

JANUARY 18, 2018

Concierge cardiologists report high job satisfaction along with more stable practice revenue, but experts caution specialists to learn about the differences in practice models.

Time to Consider Concierge Medicine?

OCTOBER 16, 2017

A Q&A With Larry Good, MD, FACG

Do we really have a choice in health care?

AUGUST 18, 2017

As every physician practicing today knows, health care is in a constant state of flux.

How concierge medicine and hospital medical groups can align

June, 23 2017

Over the past five years, the nation’s hospitals and health systems have been on a buying spree.

Concierge medicine an emerging option in health-care reform era

June, 20 2017

Baytonian Carol Brown said that without being on a concierge medicine program, her mother, Billie Blythe, might have faced a much more serious health crisis.

Health & Wellness Trendsetters: Interview with Gregory Katz, MD

June 2017

Health & Wellness Trendsetters are leading the way in helping people live healthier, happier lives by changing their eating and exercise habits so that they can maintain a healthy weight and keep their bodies moving.

Hybrid models give concierge medicine a boost for physicians, patients

March 8, 2017

Concierge Cardiology: Podcast Interview with Wayne Lipton

January 5, 2017

Wayne Lipton runs Concierge Choice Physicians, which converts traditional physician offices to “hybrid”concierge practices that provide new options for patients and increase physician income. While we typically hear about concierge practices in primary care, the model is expanding to other specialties.

Physicians Play Important Role in Improving Health Literacy

December 19, 2016

The National Assessment of Adult Literacy indicates that only 12% of adults have proficient health literacy. Or more importantly, 14% of adults have Below Basic health literacy. What exactly does that second figure mean? It means that 30 million people were more likely to report their health as poor, and are more likely to lack health insurance.

How Physicians Can Transition to an Insurance-Free Practice

October 31, 2016

But by setting your own reasonable fees for services, physicians can see 15 to 18 patients per day rather than the 60-patient cattle-call model you might find while practicing under insurers’ thumbs. Plus, you won’t need to bring in a physician’s extender, such as a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant, to help manage the patient load, nor the extra management staff to deal with endless insurance issues.

Pharmaceutical Advertising: Upsides & Downsides

October 10, 2016

Creative advertising is not synonymous with effective medicine. With billions of advertising dollars spent today by Big Pharma in an avalanche of hype, it’s time for consumers to pause and consider the significant distinction between marketing claims and actual education

Weighing High Deductible Medical Insurance: Who Benefits?

July 19, 2016

Americans have an unquenchable thirst for the best—and that means healthcare too. But does more care translate necessarily to better care? How much is too much? Is some care not necessary? And most importantly, who decides?

Choosing a Business Model: Considering Concierge Medicine

April 19, 2016

From young physicians considering their first practice model to experienced doctors contemplating a change, the advantages and disadvantages can be overwhelming. For this first installment in a series examining various business models for physicians, we asked Wayne Lipton...

Urgent Care Centers: Convenient Care

April 10, 2016

While Urgent Care is fine for patients with issues that are simple, they can actually delay care for those patients who have more complex health issues.

Concierge Practice Gives Doc More Time With Patients

February 15, 2016

Dr. Octavian Belcea thinks of himself as a medical throwback, the friendly family doctor who practices old-fashioned, comprehensive treatment of his patients and their families.

Is Manhood Killing Men?

June 1, 2015

If you’re a guy, chances are at some point in your life someone—probably another man—has said to you: ‘walk it off’ or ‘suck up and deal.’

Medicine’s Changing Landscape Impacts Everyone

March 16, 2015

You may have read about the growing problem of physician burnout. Not only are the best and the brightest young people choosing other careers, but many doctors who have dedicated their lives to the profession are now selling or leaving their practices. There are now very real concerns about physician shortages.

'Hybrid' Concierge Model Lets Docs Keep Old Patients, Give Others More Time

January 17, 2015

Can a private source of revenue—provided through concierge medicine—help our nation's struggling healthcare system? It's a tough question for many physicians today, but one we must honestly explore.

Doctors are Shifting Their Business Models

August 31, 2014

With insurance companies often paying doctors less for their services and with paperwork increasing, Dr. Gregory Yu was putting in longer workdays to squeeze in more patients.

Concierge Medicine — Which Option is Best for You and Your Patients?

April 22, 2014

Independent and small group physicians in Texas and throughout the nation are literally at their wit’s end. They are seeing the practices they spent years to build erode as reimbursement is slashed and overhead spirals.

The Rheumatologist

Consider a Hybrid Concierge Practice

Physicians Practice

New Practice Models Are Gaining Acceptance in Primary Care

Physicians Practice

Can Technology Replace Physician and Patient Interaction?

Physicians Practice

Hybrid Concierge Can Address Ills of Many Medical Practices

Physicians Practice

Designing Specialty Care Concierge Program

Clinical Practice Today

Concierge Medicine: Exploring Traditional and Newer Models

Medpage Today

Concierge Medicine Expected to Grow Under Health Reform


Concierge Practices Even for Doctors Who Don’t Like the Idea

Physician's Money Digest

Internist's Practice Features a Unique Staff Member

Physician's Money Digest

The Hectic Lifestyle of the Clippers' Team Internist

MD News

So Many Questions

Healthy Life CT

Back to the Future

Dallas Business Journal

Expert predicts surge of hybrid concierge care in Texas

Health Leaders Media

Meet the Hybrid Concierge Medical Practice Model

Becker's Hospital Review

Using Hybrid Concierge to Attract, Incentivize Primary Care Physicians


Four Strategies for Fed Up Physicians

Medical Economics

War or detente? Low reimbursements, cost controls could strain payer-provider relationship further, experts say

Physicians News Digest

Understanding the ins and outs of concierge medicine today

Physician's Money Digest

Physician performs magic in and out of his practice

American Medical News

This is a way to stabilize the shrinking pool of revenue

Becker's Hospital Review

Hybrid Concierge: A New Model for the Concierge Brand

Medical Economics

Switch to Concierge Services Enhances Revenues


Dislike Concierge Practice but Envy the Income? Try a hybrid…

Internal Medicine News

Hybrid Model Hybrid Model Combines Concierge With Traditional Practice

American Medical News

Concierge Medicine Companies Registering More Physicians

Physician Practice Options

Concierge Model Provides Options for PCPs

Health Leaders

Hybrid Concierge Medicine Offers Hope for Primary Care

Doctor's Digest

Your Office in 2015

Healthcare Finance News

Struggling Physicians Eye Concierge Medicine Model

Physician's Money Digest

Concierge Models Provide Physicians with Options

NBC San Diego

Doctor on Demand (VIDEO)