Concierge medicine is a different approach to healthcare that allows physicians to maintain smaller patient loads which in turns improves the service that they can deliver. In today’s traditional healthcare system, primary care physicians usually maintain patient panels of 2,000 patients or more.
Because of this, patients often must make multiple phone calls to get in touch with their provider, endure long wait times, have difficulty obtaining appointments when they need them, and find that care with other specialties is poorly coordinated.
They may find that the concerns most important to them are not addressed in an all-too-brief office visit or that the solution offered for a problem seems to always be yet another pill. Physicians are just as dissatisfied with this system as their patients, and they are burning out in record numbers.
As a concierge medical practice, Lakeshore Health is different. Dr. Meg limits her practice to 400 patients. This allows her to spend more time on each patient’s care, offer appointments available within 24 business hours, provide patients with her direct cell phone number after hours, and have longer visit times. Telehealth/video visits are available when appropriate for patients who prefer the convenience of virtual visits. House calls are available for homebound patients who are unable to leave the home to receive care.
Patients purchase a yearly subscription to the practice. This covers the wellness services which are not covered through health insurance. Routine office visits are billed through your insurance, and there is no additional charge for office visits other than your typical insurance rates.