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How Your Concierge Doctor Helps Simplify Vacation Planning

Jun 23, 2015 by Richard Stamps

We've talked a lot about the many benefits concierge doctors provide their patients. One of these benefits has to do with vacation planning.

Because your concierge doctor has a significantly reduced patient caseload, he or she has the time to help you with your vacation plans—at least, the items dealing with your health and wellness (haggling with the airlines is still your job!).

Here's how your concierge doctor can help simplify your vacation planning.

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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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Summer Health Tips: June is National Safety Month

Jun 09, 2015 by Richard Stamps

Sponsored by the National Safety Council, National Safety Month "focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities."​

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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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Executive Wellness Tip: Bike to Work (and Beyond)

May 04, 2015 by Richard Stamps

Guess what? May is National Bike Month. Established in 1956 and sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, this month celebrates all that cycling has to offer. Cycling is fun, it's great exercise, and it's something you can do alone or with family and friends.

Here are some tips to keep in mind regarding cycling in general and National Bike Month in particular.

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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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