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

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Concierge Medicine | Membership

By: Janet Kiss, Membership
September 16th, 2022

Everyone wants a long-term relationship with a primary care doctor who guides them through the multiple stages of life. But there’s one thing that can throw a wrench into that plan – retirement.

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Concierge Medicine | Membership

By: Jim Mumper, M.D.
September 15th, 2022

As a concierge doctor, people frequently ask about the differences between what I do and what a traditional primary care doctor does.

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Concierge Medicine | Membership

By: Melissa Gifford
September 9th, 2022

As hard as finding the right primary care doctor can be, leaving the wrong primary care doctor, whether you’ve seen them for one year or 10 years, might be just as difficult.

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Concierge Medicine | Membership

By: Melissa Gifford
August 23rd, 2022

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. 

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Concierge Medicine | Membership

By: Janet Kiss, Membership
August 10th, 2022

Happiness is worth pursuing and it’s also, in some cases, possible to predict. You’re looking at concierge medicine likely because traditional care hasn’t been an ideal experience for you. We think you’re right to look for an option that satisfies you.

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Concierge Medicine | Membership

By: Melissa Gifford
August 2nd, 2022

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.

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Concierge Medicine | Membership

By: Melissa Gifford
July 26th, 2022

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
July 19th, 2022

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.