Free and happy Jack reminded me of a few doctors I know who have escaped the traditional fee for service model run by (and for) insurance companies (see great example, Dr. Mike Catausan’s practice.) I did a few CME modules this week (CME, short for Continuing Medical Education, is one way doctors keep their skills fresh) on Cash-only medical practices and the new Concierge Medicine movement. I say the “new” Concierge Medicine movement because in the past Concierge Medicine has been an option only for the affluent. Now, with the advent of business models like Hello Health and Ideal Medical Practice, and platforms for physicians like Myca, Concierge Medicine is not only better, but less expensive as well. For a low monthly fee you can get a doctor to respond to your urgent questions via email or text and get reasonable rates for office visits. Not only that, people get a partner in their wellness and freedom from the artificial limitations that managed care plans dictate. Hello Health, Ideal Medical, and soon FairCareMD are the tin snips that will help free health care from the dark and sometimes surprising box that most doctors are forced to practice in.
If you are a Provider, I highly recommend Dr. Moore’s CMEs on accepting more cash practices, available at CEMedicus.com.
If you are a Patient of a traditional practice, have a look at Hello Health and interview a doctor for the job of taking great care of you and being your partner in your health.
Free and Happy Doctors take better care of their people because they have the time to do so. They always had the inclination, that is why they went to medical school, but when you need to see 30+ patients a day to pay for the staff needed to bill insurance companies for low fees that they pay inconsistently and slowly, the box gets dark and tight and rather unpleasant. Help free a doctor today and get better treatment yourself, check out the new Concierge Medicine.