Concierge medicine is taking the healthcare industry by storm, and we are proud to be at the forefront of this change in Arizona. At LifeScape Premier, we firmly believe that concierge medicine is the most accessible, dependable option for our clients. If you’re considering making the switch, here’s what you need to know about how concierge medicine is changing healthcare:
What is concierge medicine?
Concierge medicine is healthcare that is built upon a close, personal relationship between patients and physicians. Patients pay a retainer fee in order to have guaranteed access to their physician. Because we place a cap on the number of clients that we see at any time, we are able to provide you with enhanced, personalized care. Our dedication means that you will always see your physician when you need us.
With America experiencing a shortage of doctors, concierge medicine is gaining popularity around the country. In fact, a survey of more than 20,000 physicians on behalf of The Physicians Foundation discovered that more than 20% of physicians today say they’re turning to concierge medicine to guarantee the best service for their patients.
Why does concierge medicine make sense for me?
With insurance providers fleeing the Arizona market overnight, concierge medicine makes sense for almost everyone. The average health care plan in the state of Arizona is up more than 50%, and carriers are dropping customers left and right. The situation in Arizona is especially dire - we have only 3 insurance providers to choose from, down from 11 this time last year. In some counties, there is only 1 option.
This means that traditional doctors’ offices are being forced to drop their patients and over-schedule those who remain. Simply put, concierge medicine is the best way to ensure that your doctor can continue to treat you in a timely manner. Our doctors will never drop you or be too busy for your appointment.
The situation for the traditional healthcare system looks bleak. This time next year, Arizonans may have only 1 insurance company provider in their state, and rates could increase as much as 300%. If you’re ready to make the switch to concierge medicine, contact us today.