Advertisement

What are the benefits of concierge medical care?

Dr. Gary W. Dorshimer, MD
Internist

Personalized care emphasizes a strong patient-physician relationship, a focus on preventive care and long-term wellness, and unparalleled service. Member benefits typically include:

  • 24/7 access via member phone and email
  • Extended, personalized physician wellness visits and ongoing tailored health and wellness counseling
  • Same-day/next-day appointments upon request
  • Medical advocacy services
  • Facilitated care and referral services
  • A coordinated, cohesive approach to healthcare
  • Timely access to specialists
  • Continuity of personally admitting and/or directing the care of patients to Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Phone consultation with physicians if in the Emergency Room at another hospital or admitted to another hospital, with facilitation of transfer to Pennsylvania Hospital under my care
  • A dedicated staff of trained medical professionals to answer the phone and handle patient needs during office hours
  • Preferred access to nutritionist and personal training services, both for group and individual settings
The benefits of concierge medical care include: 
  • personalized care when you need it
  • 24/7 direct access to the doctor
  • annual executive physicals to consistently monitor and manage health
  • unlimited wellness coaching
  • foreign travel consultation with appropriate vaccination recommendations to ensure health and safety abroad 

Concierge medicine helps facilitate more advanced medical care and embraces more patient-physician relationships.This form of communication may be available 24/7 through telemedicine, text messaging, emails and phone calls. Same-day doctor visits are also attempted. Some programs embrace a more personalized and precision-based model around genetics.

Continue Learning about Healthcare Basics

Be an Informed Patient and Get Healthier
Be an Informed Patient and Get Healthier
If you’ve ever wondered what your doc is scribbling in your file or entering into a computer during your medical appointment, you’re not alone. More t...
Read More
When should I see a specialist versus a family physician?
Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family MedicineUniv. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine
For a majority of medical conditions, people can be diagnosed and treated by a family physician. If ...
More Answers
What I Love About Nursing
What I Love About NursingWhat I Love About NursingWhat I Love About NursingWhat I Love About Nursing
In honor of Nurses' Week, check out these nurses from Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), and learn about what drives their passion to care for othe...
Start Slideshow
Are Patients Too Willing to Share Information Over Social Media?
Are Patients Too Willing to Share Information Over Social Media?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.