Concierge Medicine: It's Not Just for the Wealthy

Jul 04, 2023
Concierge Medicine: It's Not Just for the Wealthy
Many people view concierge medicine as high-cost care for the elite few, but that’s far from the truth. Today, concierge medicine has evolved to offer easy access to premium personalized medical care for a reasonable fee.

How concierge medicine works 

Concierge medicine is medical care that’s more accessible and personalized than standard medicine. With this medical model, you pay a flat fee to get benefits like expedited appointments and additional access to the medical team. 

These benefits work in tandem with your existing health insurance. Here at Calabasas Medicine Group, our team led by Sagi Jacob Cohen, MD, and Nathan Alyesh, MD, bills your health insurance for all your qualifying care like annual physicals, but our concierge medicine plan gives you more of the services that make your life easier. 

Once upon a time, concierge medicine was extremely expensive and was thus limited to the super-rich. Today, it helps people from all walks of life get many extra health care perks at a reasonable cost. 

The benefits of concierge medicine

At Calabasas Medicine Group, we designed our concierge medicine program to give you highly personalized care in a convenient way and at a budget-friendly price. Benefits include:

  • Unhurried visits: physicals are about an hour, follow-ups are around 45 minutes
  • Access to our team through phone, text, and email, around the clock
  • Expedited appointments
  • Personalized aftercare directions after every visit
  • Regular chart evaluations to help fine-tune your health care plan
  • Telemedicine visits
  • Arrangement of specialist care where needed

Calabasas Medicine Group provides complete internal medicine care in the office, so your concierge care can also give you quick access to ultrasound studies, lab draws, and even advanced lab testing like the BioFire respiratory virus panel (PCR analysis).

If you need surgery or any other type of hospital care, our team can admit you to Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, California, as we have admitting privileges there. 

The success rate of concierge medicine

One study showed that 90% of people enrolled in concierge medicine are happy with their medical care, compared to 67% of those using traditional medical care. And, 97% of people in concierge medicine programs feel that their providers are personally invested in their health care. 

Concierge medicine is also well known for helping patients reduce their risk of chronic disease and better manage chronic conditions. For example, research published in the American Journal of Managed Care shows that concierge care patients were up to 62% less likely to need hospitalization than those who weren’t enrolled in a concierge plan.

Is concierge medicine right for you?

Concierge medicine is ideal for anyone who wants to build a relationship with their health care providers. Using the concierge approach, our team is able to spend more time with you and get to know your needs.

This highly personalized method of health care allows you to not only maintain your health but actually make plans to optimize your wellness and flourish. We provide concierge medicine to make sure every patient has access to reasonably priced, high-quality customized medical care whenever needed. 

Are you ready to feel like you’re in control of your health? With our concierge medicine plan, you can have your own expert team of doctors on call to help you do so. To learn more about joining the concierge medicine plan at our practice in Calabasas, California, call the office or use the appointment request link now.