Do you want a doctor who you can trust? Someone who knows you, is familiar with your medical history, and is available when you need him/her? Or does that just sound too good to be true? Well, Four Seasons Medical Concierge can make that dream a reality. Learn about boutique medicine and find out if it’s right for you.
What is Boutique Medicine?
A boutique doctor is a physician that steps outside the traditional health insurance system and runs a practice that charges a membership fee or retainer. A boutique doctor is usually associated with concierge medicine, where the focus is on building strong doctor/patient relationships in order to deliver the best patient care possible.
Boutique medicine is also commonly referred to as retainer-based medicine or direct care. A boutique doctor sees fewer patients each day so that he/she can spend more time with each patient.
What are the Advantages of Boutique Medicine?
Patients of boutique medicine spend more time with their physician. The nature of insurance company reimbursements means that doctors in a typical medical practice have to see many patients and can only spend limited time with each one.
In a boutique medical practice, doctors have fewer patients and can spend more time with each one. Time at the medical office is spent with the actual physician rather than with the auxiliary staff. Because of the extra time spent with the doctor, the quality of care is better. Boutique doctors get to know their patients and can develop personalized plans to help people improve overall health, rather than simply treating problems as they arise.
Preventative care is crucial for overall health, but too often it can mean taking time off work to wait around in an office for tests. However, with boutique medicine, you are the doctor’s priority.
Boutique medicine offers better access to physicians. When you’re sick, you need to see the doctor right away — not wait days or even weeks for an appointment. A boutique medical practice will assist with medications, order tests, and coordinate with specialists.
How to Find the Right Boutique Doctor
With any new doctor, it’s essential to ask questions first. What are your individual needs? Do you have any conditions you want the doctor to know about? It is important to ask questions about anything you find confusing. To learn more about boutique medicine, talk to the staff at Four Seasons Medical Concierge, located in Phoenix and Dallas. Contact us today to book an appointment.