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concierge medicineJoe Segen2016-12-26T22:42:30+00:00
Definition A medical practice philosophy and format in which patients pay an annual fee for expanded access to a particular doctor, who in turn sees fewer patients to free up time to attend to his personal patients’ needs and whims.
Perks of concierge medicine
• Access to top rated physicians who are recognised in their respective field
• Patient-tailored care
• Same day appointments
• Direct referrals to top medical centers–e.g., Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic.
Synonyms Boutique medicine, cash-only practice, concierge health care, concierge practice, direct care, direct practice medicine, direct primary care, innovative medical practice design, membership medicine, retainer-based medicine
NEJM 2002; 347:1973