For those who only need to visit their local clinic for minor colds once a year, finding the best, most thorough, experienced and dedicated medical care team may not be a priority. But if you or your loved ones are struggling with chronic illness and disease, medical care becomes an entirely different story. In these cases, you may be looking for a different kind of medical care - care that allows time to address the whole being with providers who understand the importance of evaluating the root causes of conditions. You need providers who will work with you to reduce symptoms, alleviate recurring concerns and, ideally, banish the illness you’re battling with once and for all.
When you’re experiencing a chronic illness or disease, healthcare can become a vast web of medical providers, wellness alternatives, holistic practices, labs and more. It’s overwhelming to think about, let alone try to manage.
If you’ve been searching for an alternative way of healthy living, a solution that helps guide you through your health care journey, concierge medicine could be exactly what you’re looking for. Here’s why becoming a concierge patient could be your solution.
What You Can Expect as a Concierge Patient
While concierge medicine is certainly not limited to those with chronic illness or disease, it is particularly beneficial to those who are struggling with such health issues.
This is because concierge patients can expect to receive several benefits that are not usually offered in the traditional health sector. These benefits include:
Increased face-to-face time with doctors
Enhanced, in-depth treatment and analysis of health issues
Greater access to same-day & virtual appointments
Access to medical provider outside of operating hours
A physician that acts as your personal guide to true health
A powerful focus on your long-term health and vitality
How Concierge Medicine is Different from Traditional Medicine
These days, many of our traditional medical systems are failing us as humans. Traditional medicine doctors are often overworked, overbooked, and just cannot spend the time with you that’s needed to achieve true health.
While concierge medicine gives you the one-on-one time you need with your physician, plus near-same day appointments, traditional medicine often has a track record for leaving patients out in the cold.
Here are some worrisome statistics regarding typical traditional healthcare:
The average time you get to spend with your traditional medicine doctor is reportedly between 13 and 16 minutes. (source)
The value of your 16-minute visit is often diminished as most traditional doctors have a tendency to interrupt you 11 seconds into your visit. (source)
Of course, this is all if you manage to actually get in to see a doctor. A report in 2017 showed that most patients have to wait between 24 and 32 days just to get an appointment. (source)
Can you imagine developing some concerning symptoms and you can’t see your doctor for nearly a month? This is unacceptable, whether you’re dealing with chronic or acute issues, and why we so highly recommend patients make the switch to concierge. It’s generally a much easier, more valuable experience - for both patient and doctor.
Here is what one concierge patient had to say about their experience:
“I honestly wasn’t someone who valued feeling good each day. Dr. Wilder continued to urge me to make changes to my diet and lifestyle so that I, too, would feel as good as I made sure my family felt. I continued to say I didn’t “have time” or I didn’t “have a desire” to put the effort in. I was tired of feeling tired and rarely feeling good. I hung on every word she said and followed instructions to the letter. Her kind, dedicated persistence totally and completely empowered me to turn my health around. It’s been almost one year, my skin looks better, my hair is recovering, my joints no longer ache and I have energy all day. I’ve learned that food choices are vitally important to your overall health. Quieting your mind for a few minutes each day is vitally important. Susan Wilder, MD, and her incredible team literally, changed my life. They remain the driving force behind every choice I make today in terms of my health and well-being.”
- Kim. C, LifeScape Concierge patient
How LifeScape Concierge Medicine is Unique
LifeScape Concierge Medicine offers all of the benefits detailed above, but with another unique approach. At LifeScape, we practice functional medicine which means our doctors and medical providers dive deep into your health history and issues and try to get to the core of your problem.
We don’t believe in just treating the symptoms or “putting a bandaid” on a condition by quickly prescribing medication. We believe in helping you actually get to the root of what’s causing your health issues so that we can find long-term, sustainable fixes that will help you feel better.
And when you feel better, your whole life can feel better. That’s why our practice’s goal is to help you achieve “whole health for a whole life”.
Who benefits the most as a concierge medicine patient?
If you’re suffering from chronic illness, disease, fatigue, or unexplained health problems, becoming a LifeScape Concierge patient could be what you need.
However, anyone from any stage of life can really benefit from concierge medicine. We truly believe that 13-16 minutes with your doctor is just not enough time to help find a way to get your health back. Most of our concierge patients receive about an hour with one of our doctors. That’s valuable time that we can spend addressing your needs, getting to know you, and helping you build a plan to get better.
If you’re interested in getting your health back on track and becoming a concierge patient, click here to book a complimentary consultation. The minute you walk in to our waiting room, you’re going to feel the difference.
Does Concierge Medicine sound like the right plan for you? Let us help you find your way back to true health and vitality. Click to Book a Complimentary Consultation with Lifescape Premier today!