At Robinson MD, our concierge medicine plan is designed to get to the root cause of illness and promote long-term health. Here’s how.
A lot of the time, the answer for both the physicians and the patients who find themselves in this situation is concierge medicine. Today, we’re exploring why–along with what you can expect from concierge medicine at Robinson MD. Let’s get started.
The Need for a Closer Look
These factors don’t just lead to reduced facetime between doctors and patients (which, by the way, was an average of 15.6 minutes, with patients only speaking for approximately 5.3 minutes). They lead to less rapport between doctors and patients, and they require medical professionals to rely entirely on charts in order to stay updated on patients’ medical histories and conditions. It also goes hand-in-hand with treatment plans that treat symptoms at face value without doing much to investigate their underlying causes.
In short: the current state of primary care typically doesn’t give doctors enough time to establish relationships with their patients or to receive the latest updates about patients’ conditions as they happen in real time. It also makes it difficult for patients to get the facetime with physicians that they need. Luckily, the current state of primary care is becoming open to more and more options.
What is Concierge Medicine?
The benefits of concierge medicine center around its emphasis on communication. Because the doctor and patient are always in contact, doctors don’t need to rely on an annual chart review in order to remember their patient’s health conditions. This approach also allows for a great deal more flexibility in treatment: if a patient’s health circumstances or lifestyle needs change, their treatment can change accordingly in order to maximize health benefits.
WIth continuous physician attention and customizable treatment, patients and their doctors are able to investigate and address the underlying causes of symptoms and illnesses, rather than just treating those symptoms on a surface-level basis. By addressing these root causes, patients are able to achieve longer, healthier lives.
The Concierge Medicine Plan at Robinson MD
- Physician access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone, email, or text.
- Undivided physician attention during appointments for a minimum of 30 minutes.
- Priority appointment scheduling anytime.
- Referrals to world-class specialists whenever they’re needed.
- Physician advocacy in the event of an emergency or hospitalization.
- A treatment plan that’s customized to the patient’s unique needs and circumstances, and that evolves as those needs do.
The goal of the concierge plan at Robinson MD is to empower patients to achieve their best health through treatments that make sense for their unique lifestyles and conditions. By placing the needs of each patient front and center, we work hard to achieve that goal every day.
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