Having easy access to a trusted medical provider is a great way to reach and maintain optimal health. That is why Dr. Sarah Miller of Simply Medicine, serving Bellaire and Houston, Texas, made the decision to incorporate a concierge medicine model into her practice. Dr. Miller understands the frustrations of having to wait to see your doctor and is proud to offer easy access to care through her thriving practice. Call today or use the easy online booking tool to join Simply Medicine today.
Concierge medicine is a model of medical practice that allows patients to have direct access to their doctor without the traditional process of booking appointments and waiting to receive care. Those who choose this mode of care pay a fee to participate and find that the benefits far outweigh the minimal expense.
The concept has been around since the 1990s, but was originally tailored to the very wealthy. Today’s concierge medicine model makes concierge services available to everyone.
There are numerous ways that concierge medicine can be a great fit for your unique set of health needs. Here are some of the reasons patients prefer this approach to health care.
According to some statistics, patients wait around 24 days before they can get in to see a new doctor. Once they are inside the office, they can expect to wait nearly 20 minutes before they are called to the back. Concierge medicine allows you to book appointments that fit your specific needs, including same-day and next-day visits.
On average, most primary care physicians spend less than 15 minutes working directly with each patient. Under the concierge medicine model, that time averages around 35 minutes. Dr. Miller doesn’t place a time limit on her patient interactions; she simply gives you the time and attention you need during each visit.
In many medical practices, patient care can turn into a numbers game. Doctors are pressured to see as many patients as possible, which makes it hard to get to know them. Concierge medicine allows Dr. Miller to limit the size of her practice, enabling her to get to know the men and women in her care. That translates to more personalized medical services, which is always a benefit.
If you’re interested in learning more about concierge medicine and the manner in which Dr. Miller incorporates this mode of treatment into her practice, simply schedule an appointment to meet with her and discuss your needs.
Everyone has a unique set of health needs and challenges. While concierge medicine is an excellent fit for many patients, there are cases when this level of treatment isn’t necessary. When you come in for a personalized consultation, Dr. Miller will review your health history, discuss your overall health and wellness goals, and determine if your scheduling demands would benefit from the concierge medicine model.
Your needs are always at the center of every interaction. There’s never any pressure to choose services that aren’t needed. Book an appointment online or by phone today to learn if concierge medicine is a good fit for you.