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2 Concierge Medicine Misconceptions Amplified by COVID-19

Posted by Jim Mumper, M.D. on Jun 11, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world. We’ve all learned the value of washing our hands. Businesses have learned how to operate remotely. Families have learned how to use Zoom to keep in touch.

The concierge medicine industry has also learned a few things. We’ve learned just how much patients value access to their doctor, which has led to a rapid increase in telehealth. We learned about our doctors and nurses, and the sacrifices they are willing to make, every day, to put their patients first.

We’ve also learned that the pandemic has amplified a couple misconceptions about concierge medicine.

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Topics: Concierge Medicine, COVID-19

Concierge Medicine vs. Traditional Primary Care: 3 Differences Highlighted by COVID-19

Posted by Darci Schroeder, Membership on May 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has made healthcare the focus of the world for the last few months. From hospitals to primary care offices to parking lot testing sites, the value of access to quality healthcare has never been greater 

As the coronavirus spread across the world, millions of people were suddenly faced with a few potentially troubling questions. You might have been among the people asking: 

  • Do I have a doctor I can call and trust they actually know who I am?  
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Topics: Concierge Medicine, COVID-19

7 Reasons to Choose Concierge Medicine for Your Children’s Primary Care

Posted by Janet Kiss, Membership on Mar 4, 2020

The benefits of choosing concierge medicine for your children’s primary care are the same as the benefits for adults. Enhanced access and a deeper relationship with the doctor can pay dividends for anyone looking for a better healthcare experience, including kids.

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Topics: Concierge Medicine

Concierge Medicine for Your Children’s Primary Care: Doctors, Age Limits, Cost, and More

Posted by Janet Kiss, Membership on Mar 2, 2020

When it comes to selecting your children’s primary care provider, you want the very best. With that intention, you may be considering a concierge doctor for their care.

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Topics: Concierge Medicine

5 Benefits of Concierge Medicine for Healthy People

Posted by Joe Siegel, Membership on Feb 14, 2020

We talk a lot about how concierge medicine benefits people who need better access to a doctor. It’s true – if you’re older or facing a complex health issue, it’s valuable to have a concierge physician that has the time to get to know you and learn your condition. But what if you’re younger and seem to be healthy?

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Topics: Concierge Medicine

Comparing Concierge Medicine Practices in Baltimore (Cost, Size, and Options)

Posted by Linda Bailey, Practice Manager on Feb 12, 2020

Finding the right doctor can be a stressful process. If you’re also looking for other members of your family – a spouse, children, or aging parents, for example – it can be even more daunting. And if you’re thinking about switching to concierge medicine, you’re probably a little more uncertain.

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Topics: Concierge Medicine

Hospital Admitting Privileges: Do They Matter?

Posted by Jim Mumper, M.D. on Nov 8, 2019

If you are searching for a primary care physician, you’re probably asking several questions about things that matter in your decision making process.

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Topics: Concierge Medicine

Concierge Medicine: Costs, Factors and Considerations

Posted by Zack Smith, CEO on Oct 29, 2019

As you make a decision about whether concierge medicine is right for you and your family, you likely are paying attention to the price tag. Yes, you want the more personalized care that concierge physicians offer, but you probably also want a good value for your money. To make an informed choice, let’s take a deeper look at how concierge rates work and how to find the best value for your based on your unique needs.

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Topics: Concierge Medicine

How to Use Your HSA or FSA for Concierge Medicine

Posted by Joe Lasher, CFO on Oct 15, 2019

When it comes to financial assistance with healthcare, most of us appreciate any break that spares us a few dollars. So with concierge medicine, just like with any traditional medicine, you want to find every path toward possible savings. With that said, one resource you may want to consider is a spending account.

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Topics: Concierge Medicine

Our Favorite Articles

Posted by Charleen McManus, Membership on May 2, 2019

We read a lot of articles about the state of healthcare in the U.S. today. Occasionally, we find articles that not only reflect our philosophy, but also back it up with scientific data. 

The following articles explore a variety of topics that are part of the PartnerMD experience: the importance of primary care to health and longevity, prioritizing the relationship between a patient and their doctor, integrating physical and emotional health, and a true partnership between patient and physician. 

Tell us that you think in the comments and be sure to recommend any articles we missed. We will be keeping this page updated with new articles as we find them. 

Enjoy! 

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Topics: Concierge Medicine

What's the Difference Between a D.O. and an M.D.?

Posted by Rob Norris, D.O. on Mar 22, 2019

Typically, when doctors are referenced, you’re likely to hear “M.D.” associated with the doctor’s name. And this makes sense because about 9 out of every 10 physicians in the U.S. is a “medical doctor” or M.D.

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Topics: Concierge Medicine

Advanced Cardiovascular Screening + Other Tips for a Healthier Heart

Posted by Mark Petrizzi, M.D. on Feb 8, 2018

Why Cardiovascular Screening Is Important

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. The CDC website goes on to note: "About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that's 1 in every 4 deaths."

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Topics: Medical Perspectives, Concierge Medicine, Executive Health

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