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When you want a doctor (almost) 24/7

When you want a doctor (almost) 24/7

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your doctor on speed dial? That ready accessibility is one of the principal draws of the growing healthcare trend of concierge (also called boutique, retainer, or more often now, direct practice) medicine.

According to Matt Jacobson, CEO and founder of SignatureMD, a leading provider of concierge medicine services, concierge medical practices typically charge their patients a monthly retainer (above the patient’s health insurance premium), in exchange for enhanced services, including a personalized care program created by a primary care physician.

Like concierge medicine, Jacobson continues, the model of direct primary care practice also...