Concierge Medicine – A Q&A with Dr. Robert Mellman

The following article, Concierge Medicine – A Q&A with Dr. Robert Mellman explores the value and benefits of concierge physicians. Dr. Mellman specializes in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He has been in practice for more than 20 years.

What are the benefits of a concierge physician?

Benefits of a concierge physician are that they provide more attentive and personalized service. They are able to provide better continuity of care and have more time to spend with each individual patient. Concierge physicians are available 24/7 and provide preventive care, which has been known to improve overall health outcomes and reduce patient hospitalizations.

Why are physicians going to concierge medicine?

Physicians are turning to concierge medicine because it allows for less overhead and greater simplicity for physicians. They have the benefit of being able to spend more time with patients which helps with diagnoses, treatments and patient educations. This benefits the patients and is fulfilling for physicians.

When do you know you are ready for a concierge physician?

Patients are ready for a concierge physician anytime.

What can a person expect differently from a concierge physician?

Expectations from a concierge physician is that patients have improved accessibility to health care with same day or next day appointments, as well as 24/7 access by phone. Concierge physicians provide ample time to spend with their patients in order to truly understand the root of their health problems and provide proper patient education.

What are the long term benefits of having a concierge physician?

Long-term benefits of having a concierge physician are that concierge physicians are able to see their patients more often which allows them to become very familiar withtheir patient’s medical history.  This helps to facilitate future visits with this baseline understanding and familiarity of their patients.