Concierge Medicine Taking Hold in Nevada - Post
Concierge medicine is becoming increasingly popular throughout the country. For example, consider a recent article for the Las Vegas Review-Journal titled “Concierge doctors aim to address Southern Nevada patient complaints.”
Steven Moore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal writes, “Concierge doctors make up a small minority of the hundreds of primary care and family practice physicians in Southern Nevada, but they address some of the biggest patient complaints: feeling rushed during appointments, long waits to see doctors and incomplete explanations of medical problems or test results. Some people might be shocked by the up-front costs involved, an annual expense of $1,500 to $3,000. Some U.S. concierge doctors charge up to $30,000 per year. Concierge doctors say those so-called out-of-plan fees allow them to provide more personalized care to their patients, including giving their cell numbers to their patients so they can call whenever they have a question… For others, the outlay to their concierge doctors each January is their most important medical expense of the year because they gain priceless access to medical providers. Robert Spencer, 83, an eight-year resident of Las Vegas, praises the service he gets from Dr. Justin Terry of Henderson, one of the Southern Nevada physicians who contracts with MDVIP, a Florida-based company that operates the largest U.S. network of concierge doctors. MDVIP charges its physicians a per-patient royalty fee, usually $500, for marketing, branding and other services. Terry is available without delay when Spencer needs medical attention. ‘You know he’ll always call you back,’ Spencer said. ‘You know you’ll always get in either that day or the next.’”
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Benefits of our practice include in office/over the phone consultations, flexible scheduling, easy accessibility, and comprehensive care for your complex needs. We provide comprehensive annual physical examinations, women’s health testing, and preventative health planning, among other invaluable medical services.
If you think concierge medicine could be right for you, contact us for a consultation.