Dr. Emily Burk offers individualized concierge medicine services. Here’s what that means for your schedule and your health.
Concierge Medicine Explained
The standard for American primary care leaves both patients and doctors wanting more. It’s not unusual for patients to wait as long as two or three weeks in order to book an appointment with their primary care physician, or to spend two-thirds of their hour-long appointment filling out paperwork, waiting, or being examined by assistants instead of their physician. With waiting rooms more jam-packed than ever and administrative tasks taking up as much as half of a physician’s work day, the traditional approach to primary care doesn’t give patients and physicians much quality time together.
That’s where concierge medicine comes in.
Concierge medicine addresses the shortcomings of traditional healthcare by presenting another solution. By shirking insurance-based treatment plans, concierge medicine removes limitations placed on appointments in terms of time, administration, and treatment. Each medical practice does concierge care a little differently. Let’s see how it’s done at Robinson MD.
The Robinson MD Approach
Functional medicine is the foundation of our concierge approach, which uses relationship-based treatment to help patients achieve these positive long-term outcomes. What exactly does our concierge program offer? Here are some of the highlights.
24/7 Physician Access
Concierge program patients have round-the-clock access to their physician via phone calls, emails, and text messages. If you have a sensitive health condition, have questions about any aspect of your treatment, or simply need reassurance at any time, you’re able to contact Dr. Burk in order to discuss your needs at any time.
Advocacy When You Need It
In the event of your hospitalization, you can rest assured knowing that you have a knowledgeable medical advocate at every turn. Dr. Burk won’t just be there to protect your best interest; she’ll be able to monitor every medical decision that is made on your behalf and offer advice when necessary in order to protect your best interest.
Concierge medicine makes month-long appointment wait lists a thing of the past. At Robinson MD, concierge patients always receive priority appointment booking. On top of that, you can rest assured that you’re getting high-quality treatment during your appointment itself: you’ll have a minimum of 30 minutes of guaranteed one-on-one time with Dr. Burk at every appointment, no exceptions.
Treatment That Evolves with You
One of the shortcomings of traditional primary care is that doctor’s visits typically happen on an annual or bi-annual basis. This means that patients’ treatment plans are updated at that same frequency. With Robinson MD’s concierge plan, your treatment evolves as your needs do, because your doctor remains up to date on your needs and developments on a daily basis. You can always rest assured that your treatment is in line with your latest health needs.
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