Not only do local patients have an easier time making an appointment, but they also have an easier time getting in touch with their physician or internal medicine internist. Some physicians allow their patients to call, text and Skype with them.
Better Patient Outcome
Studies have shown that concierge medicine has better outcomes. Patients who have chronic conditions like hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol have an easier time managing them. They are also less likely to end up in the hospital due to complications from a chronic illness.
Concierge doctors place a lot of emphasis on preventative care. Because they are able to spend more time with patients, they are able to educate them about what they can do to stay healthy. Focusing on preventative care helps improve a patient’s overall health.
While patients will have to pay a fee upfront for concierge medicine, they will be able to save money in the long run. Focusing on preventative care helps patients save money on their healthcare. Concierge physicians also help patients save money by ordering fewer tests. Traditional doctors have to order a lot of tests because they do not have a lot of time to spend with the patients.