The Direct Care business model is for more than family practice. According to Yahoo! Finance, it’s perfect for subspecialists, too, including cardiology, endocrinology, pulmonology, pediatrics and OB GYN practices.
Leading cardiologist John R. Levinson, MD, PhD, founder of the country’s first concierge subspecialty practice, AllCare Medical, LLC, in Boston, says: “Those specialties where patients have a longitudinal relationship with their doctor to work on chronic problems are an ideal fit for the concierge model. If you’re the kind of cardiologist who helps patients work on chronic valve disease, coronary disease, or other areas of preventive cardiology, a concierge practice vastly improves your ability to provide the very best care for each and every patient.”
But it’s more than just a good business plan. It’s a good choice for a better quality of life from a provider’s point of view. Michael Friedlander, Principal at national healthcare consulting firm Specialdocs, even went so far as to say that physicians who have adopted the model have “taken their professional lives back.” Dr. Levinson knows firsthand just how good life can be inside the proverbial walls of Direct Care.
“It’s staggering what a change it has made,” asserts Dr. Levinson. “I’m unbelievably happy doing what I’m doing.”