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My Concierge Story – Michael Gordon

The Concierge Care Program allows me to feel comfortable and confident knowing that my total overall healthcare needs are personally being met and planned for by my physician (Dr. Robert Hoshizaki) and his team.    Concierge Care also alleviates the stress of scheduling office visits, getting reminders of upcoming appointments, setting up tests and any …

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January is Thyroid Health Awareness Month

January 13, 2019 Thyroid Tests Health care professionals use thyroid tests to check how well your thyroid is working and to find the cause of problems such as hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck that makes two thyroid hormones: thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Thyroid hormones …

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GREAT PHYSICIANS HAVE GREAT BEDSIDE MANNER :| 10 ACTIONS FOR GREAT BEDSIDE MANNER

Increasingly, patients are complaining about physicians with poor bedside manners.  This leads to an erosion of trust – the foundation of establishing and maintaining a positive doctor/patient relationship. We all recognize this type of physician – they always seem rushed, don’t provide a proper greeting, may not know our name, interrupt us every 18 seconds, …

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5 Things Patients Value Most

Do you have the desire and dedication needed to enhance your patients’ experience? According to a PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Institute survey, there are five things patients value most. Do you want to improve your patients’ experience and increase their loyalty? Try the following five things: Convenience – In this fast-paced and mobile society, time is undoubtedly …

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The value of the direct pay monthly fee to physicians and patients – Excerpt from Medical Economics

by: Rob Lamberts, MD – Nov 6, 2018 (An excerpt) There are two big differences between a traditional and a direct primary care (DPC) practice: The doctor is paid directly by patients, not insurance (or other third-parties) The patient doesn’t pay for office visits, instead paying a low monthly fee (typically about $50 per month). The …

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