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Concierge Care Link Fest: More News You Can Use

Jul 06, 2015 by Richard Stamps

In March, we started a new tradition of sharing the latest and greatest news regarding concierge care and other health-related topics. Here's our next installment.

July is National Concierge Medicine Awareness Month. Started by Concierge Medicine Today, the goal of the month is to educate the public on concierge care, including its many benefits.

In case you haven't read enough stories about the millennial demographic, here are five millennial-driven healthcare trends. We thought this point was especially interesting: "One in five respondents overall called unexpected bills their top healthcare concern; moreover, millennials were most likely to ask for cost information upfront at 41 percent, compared to only 18 percent of seniors and 21 percent of boomers."

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5 Tips for Interviewing Concierge Care Physicians

Jun 30, 2015 by Richard Stamps

You've done your research and you love what concierge medicine has to offer. You know the next step is meeting with concierge care physicians so that you can find the right fit.

Here are five tips for conducting those all-important meet-and-greets.

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Shining the Spotlight on Dr. Teresa Saris

Jun 25, 2015 by Richard Stamps
A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Medical School, Dr. Saris has been in practice and board certified in Internal Medicine since 1991. She is a native of Valley Forge and has provided medical care to the Mainline community for over 20 years.
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6 Ways Concierge Family Medicine Makes Life Easier

Jun 16, 2015 by Richard Stamps

Juggling one person's medical issues can be challenging. So what happens when you have to juggle your spouse, your kids, and yourself (and maybe parents and in-laws to boot)? You likely feel stressed out and perhaps even a bit frustrated.

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Are You Unhappy with Your Concierge Medical Practice?

Jun 02, 2015 by Richard Stamps

You researched concierge medicine, and it seemed like a good fit. You found a concierge doctor you liked, and you enrolled in a concierge medical practice. You were excited to get started. Problem is, things didn't turn out as you expected.

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Retainer Medicine: Is That a Fair Description?

May 25, 2015 by Richard Stamps

There are many different names for concierge medicine: boutique medicine and doctors on demand immediately come to mind. We don't have a problem with these phrases.

However, one phrase that we've been hearing a lot lately is "retainer medicine," and we wanted to share our thoughts on why this term isn't the best label for concierge medicine.

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Concierge Doctor vs. Primary Care Physician in Philadelphia

May 18, 2015 by Richard Stamps

How the Patient Relationship Differs

When we talk about the difference between the care you might receive from a concierge doctor or a primary care physician in Philadelphia, it's important that we state something up front: as a whole, doctors—regardless of the medical model they work in—are smart, caring people focused on helping their patients.

In other words, we're not judging the doctors' medical credentials or compassion. That said, the type of relationship you develop with a concierge doctor would likely be quite different from the one you develop with a PCP.

Here's why…

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6 Things Your Concierge Practice Wants You to Know

May 11, 2015 by Richard Stamps

If you're thinking about enrolling in a concierge practice, here are six things you should keep in mind.

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Philadelphia Doctors Rocking Concierge Medicine

Apr 28, 2015 by Richard Stamps

More and more physicians are embracing concierge medicine, and Philadelphia doctors are no different. Hear from several of our Philadelphia doctors below with amazing stories about how this model has affected the way they practice medicine.

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4 Things You Can Expect From a Medical Concierge Practice

Apr 21, 2015 by Richard Stamps

When you become a member of a medical concierge practice, you can expect to experience the following:

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