Finding a new primary care physician can be a challenging process. Maybe your long-time physician is retiring soon.
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.
Pretty much everyone who thinks about switching to concierge medicine has something in common: They’re ready to ditch 7-minute medicine, so they start looking for alternatives to traditional primary care.
So, you haven’t been to the doctor in years. No worries, you aren’t alone. It’s estimated that 25% of people in the United States don’t have a primary care physician and about 20% of people haven’t been to a doctor in more than five years.
Are you close to choosing a concierge medicine practice? If so, you want that decision to go perfectly. And so do we. We’re big proponents of double-checking a practice’s fit and your expectations before you squiggle your signature on the dotted line.
One of the biggest pros of concierge medicine in general is the 24/7 access to physician care. It removes the hassle from the traditional primary care experience of not being able to get care when you need it.