A physician concierge is one of the most underutilized forms of health care available. And, that’s often because people don’t know it’s an option. Learn what a physician concierge is and how they can benefit you. Also, learn about how your family can benefit from extended care for your loved ones.
Have You Ever Heard of Concierge Medicine?
It is a service in which patients like you can gain access to a personalized medical provider. Concierge medicine is a practice that is membership-based (most commonly monthly or annually).
It gives patients quick, easy access to their own doctor or nurse practitioner through in-house and virtual telemedicine options. Most concierge doctors and nurse practitioners limit the total number of patients they care for, taking on far fewer patients than a standard practice would have. This allows the care offered by concierge physicians to be more direct and highly personalized than a typical medical practice.
What Kind of Care Can I Receive?
By and large, a physician concierge can do anything that a primary care physician would do at a brick-and-mortar practice. A popular service for an in-home physician concierge is the annual physical exams that most people need. However, they can also take care of various other medical needs. These include diagnostic screenings, administering lab tests, and even smaller urgent care treatments like stitches.
Be Seen More Quickly
As mentioned above, a physician concierge typically has fewer patients than those physicians who run more traditional practices. By having fewer patients, the physician or nurse practitioner is far more accessible with little (or even no) wait time. Many physician concierge services also offer access around the clock. That also includes the weekends and holidays in some cases.
The patient can use the form of communication they prefer (typically a call or a text) and schedule an appointment– sometimes for the same day.
Build Stronger Patient/Provider Relationships
Another benefit of your physician concierge having fewer patients is that it allows them to cultivate a more substantial relationship with patients like you. They’ll start to know you as a person and become more familiar with your overall health goals. Hence, they will have a deeper understanding of your medical history. While all of these benefits are fantastic by themselves, consider that the more familiar your physician concierge gets with you as a patient, the easier it is for them to see patterns, and spot harder to diagnose issues quickly
Wellness For the Family
Many physician concierge services recommend choosing a plan that includes your entire family.
We know that every family is different, and their health and wellness needs will vary greatly. When a physician concierge has a clear picture of the health and wellness of an entire household, it equips them to make the best medical decisions for everyone involved. Having a dedicated physician concierge for your family is one of the best ways to promote wellness throughout your home, and live a lifestyle of lifelong health and prevention.
Sequoia Is Your Solution
You’ve got a lot of choices when it comes to healthcare. But, we’re confident that our concierge medicine will be the best fit for you. Contact us today for hospital-level care in the comfort of your own home.