Physician practices described as “membership medicine” have been springing up across the country during the past decade.
A few points and blurbs from the article
- Those who switch from medicine-as-usual to membership medicine typically reduce their patient panel size from about 2,500 to 600.
- Patients in membership medicine practices typically pay about $60 per month for the bundle of services
- Doctors feel they are “raising the level of the experience, so the relationship between the doctor and the patient is less defined by a visit,”
- The beginning can be really scary for [physicians]. In the long term, it’s going to be well worth it,”
- Primarily attracts people like schoolteachers and bus drivers, and doesn’t think doctors need to be in a high-income area to make a concierge practice work.
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