MDVIP and similar concierge medicine companies are attracting patients willing to pay for improved access to physicians
Concern about healthcare reforms and lower reimbursement are motivating ever more physicians to consider practicing concierge medicine. This is a practice model where the patient will pay the physician an annual retainer in return for greater access and more personal attention from the physician.
Pathologists and clinical laboratory managers may be surprised to learn that the number of doctors who have moved to the concierge medicine practice model rose fivefold in the last five years! That statistic was published in a New York Times article about the growth of the concierge medicine marketplace.