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The Healthy Reads Blog is your source for insights into medical trends, concierge medicine, primary care, wellness, and more.

Melissa Gifford

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Concierge Medicine | Membership

By: Melissa Gifford
July 8th, 2021

You’re fed up with traditional primary care. You can’t stand waiting – days or weeks for an appointment and who knows how long in a lobby or exam room.

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Concierge Medicine | Membership

By: Melissa Gifford
May 13th, 2021

Finding the right doctor is hard. You want to feel comfortable and confident. If you’re also looking for care for your family – maybe young children or aging parents – you feel even more pressure to make the right choice. When it comes to choosing the best concierge medicine practice in Northern Virginia, it can be even harder. You know you want more access and a better relationship with your doctor, but how do you pick the right one?

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Concierge Medicine | Membership

By: Melissa Gifford
March 8th, 2021

During your search for concierge medicine near you, you’re likely to come across MDVIP. A national network of independent concierge medicine practices, MDVIP’s franchise network consists of more than 900 concierge doctors in almost every state in the United States.

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Concierge Medicine | Executive Health

By: Melissa Gifford
February 18th, 2021

Let’s run through a scenario. You’re a benefits broker. Your phone rings. Or maybe it’s an email. It’s your client, perhaps the CEO of a small business or an HR Director at a small to mid-size employer. They want your advice.

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Concierge Medicine | Membership

By: Melissa Gifford
January 11th, 2021

We know switching to concierge medicine can cause uncertainty. You want a better relationship with your doctor, but how do you know you are picking the right place? If you’re also looking for care for your family, you feel even more pressure to get it right. At PartnerMD, we have helped thousands of patients make the switch to concierge medicine since 2003, including those in the Greenville, South Carolina area.

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By: Melissa Gifford
October 24th, 2019

We likely have a couple of things in common. For starters, we feel frustrated by our experience with status-quo traditional primary care. There has to be a better solution than the increasingly common experience of not having enough time with your doctor, having to wait, and then feeling rushed.

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By: Melissa Gifford
October 21st, 2019

Pretty much everyone who thinks about joining concierge care has something in common: They’re ready to ditch 7-minute medicine. The question is, why now? Why is now the time to make the jump? While we hear a multitude of responses, a few stand out, again and again, among our patients who’ve already made the switch. We want to share their themes with you.