Your primary care physician (PCP) is an integral piece in the center of your healthcare universe. Your doctor is the go-to for the medical needs of you and the needs of your family, managing everything from lifestyle changes to medicine and beyond.
Given the importance of your PCP to your wellbeing, wouldn’t it be great if you had access to your PCP when and where you needed it? Well, now you can. A concierge primary care physician specializes in providing that level of personal service.
Here are three important reasons to consider this type of healthcare for you and you loved ones:
1. Your concierge physician is always there for you
Long gone are the days of making anxious phone calls hoping someone can “fit you in” only to be crammed into crowded, sickly waiting rooms. Concierge physicians provide the opportunity to have access to the healthcare you need and deserve when it fits your schedule. They are always accessible at the touch of a button via phone, email, or text to address any questions or concerns you may have.
2. Your concierge physician can easily coordinate your complete care
Through your concierge physician, you are able to gain access to any and all healthcare services, from preventive care to specialist visits—even acute care (in many cases). All of this can be managed without an in-office visit, or the hassle of tracking down and waiting on a return phone call from your physician’s office (provided the message even got to your physician).
3. You can have a personal connection with your concierge physician
A traditional PCP visit (excluding the annual physical) only lasts approximately seven minutes. Think about that for a moment: How can quality care be delivered in such a short amount of time? How can all of your questions or concerns be heard, let alone addressed?
With a concierge physician, you can take as much or as little time as you need. This type of care follows a patient-focused and patient-driven healthcare model that allows for one-on-one interaction, ranging anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour (depending on your individual needs). That amount of time with your concierge physician affords the opportunity to develop a relationship and receive all of the care you could possibly want.
In short, no matter what you may need from a primary care physician, a concierge physician can help you achieve your health goals anywhere, anytime.