Concierge medicine. Membership medicine. Boutique medicine. You may have heard any of these names and wondered what the difference is among them and what this type of care really means.
Concierge medicine is a form of membership medicine. You pay a membership fee – often payable monthly, quarterly, or annually. The cost of a concierge medicine membership varies between $1,200 per year on the low end to $10,000 per year on the high end.
When researching alternatives to traditional primary care, you will find more than a few options. And it can be confusing sorting them all out. There’s concierge medicine. There’s direct pay primary care. And then there’s also luxury medicine. What’s the difference? What does each term mean?