What is the role of Direct Care Group and how does it vary from concierge medicine? Or, to put it another way, what is direct primary care and how does it vary from concierge medicine?
This is a question we get a lot. There are various words used to refer to our business because we operate in a relatively new sector within a developing industry. The automotive industry was in a comparable stage of development a century or so ago, and its products were known by many various names. Automobile. Cab. Wagon. Motorcar. Jalopy. Each of these phrases is commonly understood to mean “private, personal, internal combustion transportation machine.”Checkout Partida Corona Medical Center for more info.
Direct primary care, celebrity medicine, private doctors, tailored medicine, private medicine, elitist-sounding language, or direct care are all terms used in the medical business to describe concierge medicine (as we prefer). Concierge medicine is often known as direct primary care (or simply direct care).
Several fundamental characteristics are included in a broad definition of concierge medicine. By any name, it’s a practise model in which doctors see fewer patients, patients have better access to doctors in person, over the phone, or via email, a ‘executive physical’ is included, and consumers pay an annual or monthly fee. Patients benefit from improved relationships with their doctors, more preventative medicine, such as wellness and nutrition, and overall improved wellbeing, as seen by fewer hospital visits. Physicians report a better quality of life, the ability to focus on their vocation, and financial security.
There is little to no difference or cohesive brand identity in the existing conversation and nomenclature surrounding the product. There is no defined “entry level” concierge offering, nor is there a standard for a “premium” concierge offering. Outside of broad, generic themes, there is very little product development or marketing. However, as the sector matures, these disparities will become more evident, and dichotomies will emerge.
Price is currently the most easily distinguishable differentiator. Independent doctors charge $1,000 to $6,000 per patient per year, MDVIP doctors charge $1,500 to $2,000, and MD Squared charges around $50,000 per family per year. To some extent, features and advantages tend to follow expenditure. However, regardless of price or service, these approaches are referred to as concierge medicine, direct primary care, and so on.