‘Concierge Doctors’ Focus On Wellness Instead Of Illness — For Those Who Can Afford It
Many of the physicians take limited insurance or none at all.
Los Angeles Times:
'Concierge' Docs Offer 24/7 Access, Spa Treatments And More — For A Price
Every Saturday morning, dozens of cyclists and walkers gather in Redlands outside a restored Victorian to exercise with Dr. Steven Wilson. With its huge bike rack and organic vegetable garden out back, it’s not what you’d expect from your primary care doctor’s office. But this isn’t your typical practice. (Fulmer, 1/14)
In other news —
Being Rude To Your Doctor Can Have Fatal Consequences, Medical Study Finds
Have something negative to say to your doctor? Keeping your mouth shut could keep you healthier, researchers at the University of Florida found. The study, published this month in the journal Pediatrics, observed five different teams of nurses and doctors treating a mannequin infant for conditions including severe respiratory distress and shock. (Caiola, 1/16)