Considering our Membership Medicine or Direct Primary Care (DPC) option 2016?
(Then scratch 'Concierge Medicine' in the following article and substitute it for Innova Direct Primary Care ). We are the first DPC in Orlando.
Excerpt from an article by Paul Hsieh Forbes/ Opinion / March 2013
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1) Concierge medicine ("or Innova DPC") can be surprisingly affordable.
Although some of the early concierge services were targeted at the wealthy, nowadays the annual fee amounts to roughly $4-5 per day ( in our practice, less than $2 daily). This is within the means of most middle class families. Many middle class patients gladly choose to take more frugal vacations or drive less expensive cars in order to enjoy this service.
2) Choice is good.
We regard it as perfectly acceptable that some people can afford to pay more to drive a nicer car or live in a larger house. Similarly, some parents choose to pay extra to send their kids to private schools over public schools. We should similarly respect the prerogative of those who wish to pay more for a more comprehensive doctor’s appointment. Patients have the right to spend their own money for their own medical benefit according to their best judgment.
3) Concierge medicine ("or Innova DPC") benefits both physicians and patients.
Concierge (Direct Primary Care) physicians routinely report greater job satisfaction, because they can practice the way they were trained — taking the time to really talk to their patients and use their skills to their fullest extent."
And to me, this is absolutely a win-win situation! 2016 is here! Be in control of your health!