When it comes to our health here in the U.S., we’ve gotten used to simply going to the doctor when we are feeling sick. At that time, we typically see our primary care physician for 10 minutes, get our prescription for whatever our symptoms are, and are on our way. After all, that’s all the time our primary care physician typically has for us, so they don’t look much further than the most obvious disease symptoms for what ails us. But if you’re looking to live not just a longer life but a healthier life, then you should be considering a concierge doctor as your primary care.
Over the past five years, there’s been a trend in the medical profession toward concierge medicine and more personalized care for disease prevention. Here at PremierMD Care, we’ve chosen this route, because we believe in taking the time with our patients to not only provide care when they are sick, but also to provide the personalized care to actually prevent disease and promote a healthier way to live. This requires taking more time with you, our patients, and providing an individualized approach to your health. This way, as you live longer, you also have better quality of life.
A recent study from the Journal of American Family Medicine indicates that common medical practices in both the United States range in size from 1,200 to 1,900 patients per physician. In contrast, concierge doctors have rosters of as few as 300 patients. So here at PremierMD Care, instead of rushing through 10-minute visits, we have the opportunity to spend up to a half-hour or more with our patients. We also offer annual physicals that include the kinds of extensive testing that are necessary to catch the signs of disease early on. Additional time means we can focus more on education and prevention.
The essence of our approach in concierge medicine is to enable us to focus primary concern and attention on disease prevention, and to better manage health and wellness to optimal levels. In cases of chronic diseases, we are in a better position to provide our patients with greater therapy and more engaged strategies to help them live life to the fullest. A recent study measuring the health impact of the concierge model found that patients had lower hospitalization rates and were better able to manage their conditions.
In a world where you have to increasingly be your own health care advocate, we believe you will find it worthwhile to engage us as your concierge doctors, because we take the time to explore every avenue of your health to provide you and your family the preventative care you need reverse chronic conditions, and live healthy lives.
Call us today to find out more about the concierge care we provide. 239-319-4919