Hybrid concierge model gives physicians a break

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Takeaway

  • A hybrid concierge medical practice can help an older physician stay in practice with a lower volume of patients, avoiding burnout and leaving medicine early, argues a concierge medicine advocate in Diagnostic Imaging.

Why this matters

  • Wayne Lipton, founder and managing partner of Concierge Choice Physicians, notes that recent news coverage of the model has focused on high-end practices that cater to the wealthy.
  • But Lipton said concierge practices usually operate at what is for many a modest price point, about $150 per month.
  • Physicians may feel wrong about charging patients a membership fee, he says, but they can also look at ...