Are you sick of crowded waiting rooms, no appointments available, and doctors who don’t take their time to listen to and see their patients? Well, concierge medicine — and Rockville Concierge Doctors, in particular — may be the answer to your prayers!
What may come as a surprise to many health care consumers is that these criticisms are expressed not just by patients but by doctors, as well, and many are seeking a solution in what’s called concierge medicine.
Concierge medicine is a private form of practice where doctors charge patients an out-of-pocket retainer fee for full access to their services. With so much uncertainty in the insurance market, more doctors are taking to the concierge medicine approach and model, which means more personal and individualized care.
There are many varieties of concierge medicine, but the traditional form is where the patient pays a monthly or annual fee that gives him/her direct access to the physician. Some concierge practices not only charge this fee but they also bill a patient’s insurance company for each visit. At Rockville Concierge Doctors, we keep it simple and only charge an annual fee, which covers an unlimited number of in-person and telephone/portal visits.
Charging an annual fee allows concierge medical practices to limit their amount of patients to guarantee quality time for those enrolled. At Rockville Concierge Doctors, we limit the number of patients to 400 per provider, which is fewer than what many other concierge practices do.
Concierge care has multiple benefits for patients. In addition to longer visits, patients receive a comprehensive annual physical examination, a commitment to shorter waits, and access to the doctor after hours for urgent questions that may arise.
To learn more about our particular flavor of concierge medicine, call Rockville Concierge Doctors at (301) 545-1811 to request a no-obligation meet-and-greet.