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Lessons in Greatness: One Woman's Journey In Concierge Medicine

By Michael Tetreault, Editor

On Patient Conversion:

Step 1 — Get your head straight. 

Dr. Caroline Abruzese: Why are you doing this?  Primary care physicians have a right to make a living. 471 more words

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Maine doctors ditch insurance, offer monthly subscriptions for primary care

By Jackie Farwell, BDN Staff

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Roxanne Pettigrow has no health insurance. But the Gorham woman visits her doctor in South Portland every few weeks, paying $50 up front, once per month for regular checkups, office visits and preventive health screenings — care those lacking health coverage often skip. 623 more words

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Doctors Shun Insurance, Offering Care for Cash

By ALEXA URA

LAREDO, Tex. — For 12 hours a day, the waiting room at Dr. Gustavo Villarreal’s family practice is packed with patients who pay a flat $50 fee for the convenience — or necessity — of a walk-in, quick-turn doctor’s visit. 620 more words

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CMT PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Dr. Myra Ancelet Reed of PCB, FL ... “What is the value of your health?”

Beyond Healthcare Reform lies personalized medicine.

APRIL 14, 2014 - Better care for patients is a personal goal Dr. Myra Reed has spent a lifetime perfecting. 1,348 more words

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In the World of Instant Communication, Some Doctors Add Skype to the Mix

Some boutique medical practices are offering Skype sessions with doctors as an instant communication bonus to their clients, for a price. And modern communication will likely change how all of us eventually communicate with our doctors. 421 more words

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Prior to Concierge Medicine, My Access to Health Care Was Inferior to that of My Cat

Ari Armstrong.

Although I loved my previous doctor, I had a difficult time scheduling a timely appointment with her. When I last called, I was told I’d have to wait three months to schedule a routine physical. 306 more words

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3 trends driving retail health clinic expansion

Retail clinic numbers to hit 3,000 by 2015

Zack Budryk

Retail health clinics are a new healthcare delivery trend quickly picking up steam across the country, the Washington Post reports. 143 more words

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