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Demand For Concierge Medical Care Currently Outweighs Supply of Physicians Across U.S.

There continues to be very high demand for physicians who are willing to drop insurance and adopt a directly pay / concierge model.

Concierge Medicine Today

By Michael Tetreault, Editor

DECEMBER 18, 2013 — Lock-in your doc now … if you can find one, say sources close to Concierge Medicine Today.

The Concierge Medicine Research Collective (The Collective), the research arm of trade publication, Concierge Medicine Today, released a statement earlier this week stating that they’ve found that the number of patients who are seeking these types of “concierge” and “direct-pay” healthcare practitioners is far greater than the actual number of “concierge” primary care and “direct-pay” family practice doctors available to serve them across the entire U.S.

“Despite what we hear in the media about the increase in concierge and private-pay physicians growing across America, there are simply not enough of these [concierge-style, direct care or membership medicine-style] physicians in the U.S. to meet the current demand,” says Joseph, an HR Manager based in Atlanta, Georgia.

Furthermore, The Collective reports that it’s extremely difficult…

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