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Concierge Medicine, also known as boutique or membership medicine, is an alternative practice model based on a relationship between a patient and a primary care physician in which the patient pays an annual fee or retainer. In exchange for the retainer, doctors provide enhanced care by limiting their patient panel to ensure direct availability and adequate time for each patient. Extended, unrushed visits enable physicians to spend meaningful time with patients, build relationships, and provide more comprehensive, proactive care than in traditional practices.
In concierge medicine practices, physicians are focused not only on individuals who present with an illness, but also act as a “coach” of wellness and preventive medicine. Unlike the brief visits that are standard in traditional primary care, a concierge visit allows physicians to provide a comprehensive medical exam, offer health education and work with patients to develop personal health goals. Research shows that patients in concierge practices experienced improved health and reduced need for emergency department visits and admissions to the hospital.