Poll of the Week – More Respect in Concierge?

July 31, 2012

Practice Notes blogger Wayne Lipton recently wrote that patients in concierge practices have more respect for their doctors.

Practice Notes blogger Wayne Lipton recently wrote that many physicians feel patients give little respect for their time, knowledge, or efforts.

Concierge medicine, however, changes that dynamic, he wrote. “When a patient pays a fee directly to a physician in exchange for enhanced medical services the transaction delivers an unexpected, higher level of respect. And there is an added bonus: Unlike many physicians in more traditional practices, concierge physicians see far fewer patients whom their colleagues might classify as ‘pains in the neck.’”
 

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