I have seen the future of healthcare…and it’s going to cost you.
The pandemic chased hundreds of doctors into early retirement. Fed up with the stresses of an over-worked practice, they sold out to medical conglomerates and ran for the exits. Meanwhile, millions of aging baby boomers are straining the system and there’s a shortage of nurses.
But help is on the way. Your concierge doctor will see you now.
A typical medical practice might have 3,000 patients and squeeze in 40 folks per day. Concierge docs care for about 600 patients and visits last as long as needed. No deductibles, no insurance hassles. I’ve even heard rumors of people getting same-day appointments!
Concierge care is emerging as a major game changer…if you can afford it. For a monthly fee of $150-$400 (not covered by your insurance), you’ll get personal attention from doctors who know the healthcare game from the inside. They know the players and can pull strings to diagnose your symptoms, analyze lab results, and recommend treatment.
Think of concierge docs as your all access pass to the best physicians and specialists.
Here’s my take. Having a personal relationship with your physician may sound familiar. It used to be that way. Today, I doubt my doctor could pick me out of a line-up.
So, concierge care is an added layer of expertise from seasoned doctors. They still have knowledge to share and can help people. Plus, it’s great money without the headaches of wrangling with insurance providers.
Then again, concierge care is a harsh example of entitlement. Two classes of people with two sets of rules. The privileged get first-rate care while the poor and elderly struggle.
Ain’t that America.